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    Default New Histogen Interview

    I saw this and thought you guys would appreciate me bringing it here for you. One of the members has been emailing histogen once a week for the past few months and finally got Gail to respond, so here you go:

    Question 1:

    > What progress has been made towards the commencement of clinical trials either within the United States or outside of the United States where you suggested potential partnerships in the interview (Turkey/Mexico/Japan)? Can you divulge any information on how you plan to investigate HSC in the next planned trial? For instance, multiple dosages, repeat dosages at different time intervals, etc.

    Histogen has found a license partner in Mexico, and initial meetings with the COFEPRIS have been completed to discuss conducting a definitive trial in Mexico for hair loss in men. The proposed trial would be 330 patients across 3 clinical sites, with dosing of 50 0.1cc injections at baseline, 6 weeks and 12 weeks. Primary safety and efficacy will be collected at week 24.

    Histogen is also in late-stage negotiations with a potential HSC partner in China, and plans to make a formal announcement of that partnership soon. In the United States, Histogen is planning a Phase I trial in women and a Phase II trial in men as the next clinical steps. Clinical sites for both US trials have already been identified.

    > Question 2:

    > Does your initial timeline of potential market release outside of the United States by 2017-18 still possible? If yes, where do you believe this treatment will be available?

    At this time, we believe that HSC treatment will be on the market first in Mexico, which is an excellent aesthetic tourism market for products like HSC. Following Mexico, the US and Asia continue to be are our target regions for HSC development and introduction. If a worldwide partner for HSC was secured, we could then prioritize clinical development in Europe as well.

    > Question 3:

    > Do you believe that additional dosages of HSC will increase its efficacy and improve further hair regrowth?

    Yes. In Dr. Ziering's Investigator-Initiated Trial in men and women, he saw excellent results with 4 treatment timepoints and a total of 120 injections.

    > Question 4:

    > It has been mentioned that your company is currently trying to raise capital for clinical trials and product development. Have these fundraising efforts been successful or are you still trying to secure adequate funds for product development and commercialization?

    We are in late-stage negotiations with an HSC partner in Asia, who will also be making a sizable equity investment. This will be instrumental to the advancement of HSC over the next 1-2 years. Histogen will be seeking to close the remainder of its Series D funding as well, to prepare the Company for an IPO.

    > Question 5:

    > I know the employees are very busy at Histogen and press releases or presentations made available to the public are scarce. However, will future clinical trials be announced? I am positive a great deal of the public would highly appreciate that and volunteer to participate.

    Yes, Histogen plans to announce the start of HSC clinical trials here in the United States.

    > Question 6:

    > Is there any information you can disclose at this time regarding potential launch of your product HSC, estimated cost of the procedure when its released or new data to the public?

    We are currently doing market analysis with our partners in each geographic area to determine the optimum HSC price point for Histogen, our partners and the patients. We expect it to be in line with currently available hair loss treatments.

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    Thank you! Very interesting!

    I guess we could have the opportunity to fly to Mexico to try this treatment in 2018 then?

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    Right on. This is still the one I'd put my money on.

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    Thank you for sharing! Please respond with gratitude that they answered these questions. Lots of us are watching HSC and wishing for the best.

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    Thank you so much!
    I've been depressed lately due to my aggressive hairloss but this gives me hope and cheers me up.
    Do you have any information in regards to participating in a clinical trial either here in the US or in Mexico?
    I am excited to read that Mexico is the initial launch market as it is close to my home here in the West Coast.
    Any estimates as to how much said treatment (120 injections) may cost?
    Again thank you for posting this.

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    What about Europe?

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    This is really interesting. Can we all agree that this is the best shot we have in the short term?

    Since aderans is out, replicel is unknow and follica is in deep darkness I think these guys will save our heads. I want my teenage density and FULL temples again.

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    Thought they were doing trials in the US, and planning to get it out?

    Any updates on this? Would be nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aik82 View Post
    This is really interesting. Can we all agree that this is the best shot we have in the short term?

    Since aderans is out, replicel is unknow and follica is in deep darkness I think these guys will save our heads. I want my teenage density and FULL temples again.
    Ok... but what about their last results ?

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    Looking forward to this treatment. Just don't know when it's going to be out.

    This looks promising. Replica looks promising as well.

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