Dear Foregen Supporters,
Welcome back to our most recent newsletter. We have some important updates for you, and an overview of the best parts of April so far.
What’s Happened Since Last Time
- As we've previously mentioned, our very own Eric Clopper is presenting a talk at Harvard on May 1st at Sanders Theatre in Memorial Hall, Harvard University's most iconic venue. What you are about to see is a culmination of five years of concentrated genius focused in one maniacal direction. This is my Magnum Opus; it is the speech of our generation; we will never be the same. Invite your friends. Attend my talk. Do not be late. Doors open at 6:30. I will not disappoint. You can buy tickets here
- We wanted to announce that our current paper was resubmitted to the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine with additional tests on traction. After decellularization, the foreskins are probed to see if they react to the mechanical stresses the same way as if they were living foreskins on a human body alive. According to Dr. Purpura’s estimate, this should be finished in about two months with the editor looking over the work along with comments from the reviewers it is sent to, given that the journal accepts the finalized paper.
- Our friends with Droit au Corps, a French bodily autonomy organization, have put up the English translation of their experiences at the recent sexology conference they attended. You can read about it here! They also have a page detailing their vision as a group, and a page they uploaded recently about Brit Shalom
- Our partner Brendon Marotta tells us that his screenings and tour are going very well, which is more great news for everyone involved. You can check here to see a list of upcoming screenings - if there’s one near you consider showing your support for Brendon and attending.
- For April so far we’ve reached a total of $5,814 in donations, which helps us move forward with the next parts of our mission! Tell other activists about Foregen and the science we’re researching to help restore genital integrity to men around the world. Our overall total to date is $307,738 - Let’s keep it up.
Tell Me Something Interesting
- A piece detailing the work of “MIMETAS, a Dutch biotech, [which] has raised a Series B financing round to continue developing its organ-on-a-chip platform, which could remove the need to use animals in preclinical drug testing.”
- An amazing development from Canada, where “an Edmonton woman who received donor stem cells from her sister during a procedure in Calgary last year has been declared cured of her sickle-cell disease and health officials believe Revée Agyepong is the first adult in Canada to be cured of the disease through this method.”
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The Foregen Team