The excitement continues on the possibilities of cloning hair from special cells located in the hair follicles of healthy hair.
The company says:
We take cells responsible for hair growth, multiply them and then inject them in the head. We tease out the cells responsible for growing a new hair… The hair is taken during a 30-minute operation under anaesthetic and replanted three weeks later after the cells have had time to grow.
The process for harvesting hair from the permanent zone is performed today using my Follicular Unit Extraction technique. If this is to be done on a larger scale, my patented instrumentation (of which, Dr. Jae Pak is co-inventor) will be employed (see USPTO.gov).
One license for this patented technology has been sold to a California robotic company which is presently attempting to automate the entire hair transplant procedure.
Update: Here’s another article about this — BBC News