foregen’s major objective is to fund a
clinical trial of foreskin regeneration in the circumcised adult male.
Medical research has made true dermal regeneration possible to a greater extent than ever before (for more on the science side of things, see our page on “The Science of Regeneration”). However, foreskin regeneration has not yet been tried, despite our knowledge that foreskin fibroblasts respond extremely well to regenerative technologies which create new skin. foregen believes that it is time such a trial was undertaken.
What kind of trial?
At the moment, foregen is receiving and actively soliciting project proposals from scientists around the world to carry out this pioneering research.
So how will we get there?
foregen’s road map towards our ultimate goal of male foreskin regeneration is as follows:
- We will raise funds
- We will use our scientific panel to find the facility and recruit the researchers most likely to perform research leading to a trial
- We will then complete any necessary laboratory and pilot research and publish these results in a peer reviewed journal
- Finally, we will then carry out a clinical trial
Of course, this road map is a simplification, and there are complexities and uncertainties in such a trial as there are in any clinical trial that pioneers something new. foregen cannot guarantee the final outcome of the trial or predict unforeseen obstacles that may fall in our way. However, foregen believes such a trial is worth doing. We know how much success dermal regeneration has had in other areas. We have good reason to hope that it will succeed in ours. While the ultimate outcome is not, and cannot be, certain, what is clear is that we should at least try.