Newsletter October 1st, 2019

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 September.

What’s Happened Since Last Time?

  • The collection and testing of tissue is an ongoing process. While we are waiting for our current tissue supplier to provide the remaining tissue, we are happy to report that our attendance of the São Paulo conference found two potential, additional sources of tissue in South America.

 

  • As we work on acquiring more tissue, Foregen is pursuing several research opportunities as a part of Phase III of our roadmap, and function as complementary components. As such, we are in the exploratory stages of acquiring the resources to conduct a histological study of the foreskin with modern techniques, as well as other important potential research opportunities. Tissue priority will be applied to Phase II animal trials.

 

  • Foregen will be conducting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit from 2-4 p.m. CST on Sunday, October 6th.  If you have questions be sure to drop by, and also read the post here with more details. 

 

  • Our partner organization, Droit au Corps, tells us that they are increasing their cooperation with American groups; indeed they have assembled numerous organizations and allies to support their petition.  You can see the list and sign it on the page here.

 

  • Over the past month Foregen also had over 170 new supporters sign up on our site expressing interest in the project.

 

  • For the month of September reached a total of $9,227 in donations, which helps us move forward with the next parts of our mission!  Be sure to inform other activists, friends and family about Foregen and the science we’re pursuing to one day help provide genital integrity to men around the world. Our overall total to date is $509,412  Let’s keep it up.

Tell Me Something Interesting

  • This article discusses how artificially grown human organs are seen by many as the "holy grail" for resolving organ shortage. A new sacrificial ink-writing technique from Harvard allows 3D printing of large, vascularized human organ building blocks, yielding viable, organ-specific tissues with high cell density and function.

Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for our next newsletter. If you’d like more frequent updates, please head over to our blog, or visit one of our social media accounts.

Best,

The Foregen Team

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