Dr Paul Kemp, Director and CEO of HairClone, was invited to speak at the British Association of Hair and Restoration surgery’s (BAHRS) annual conference on 13th June.
Dr Kemp presented a talk on “Stem Cells and Cloning”, giving an overview on the history of using and cloning cells for hair loss treatment. Paul discussed HairClone’s approach of hair follicle banking and cloning dermal papilla cells, a type of stem-like cell, as a personalised cell therapy to rejuvenate miniaturising hair follicles.
The BAHRS is a non-profit association founded in 1996 by hair transplant surgeons interested in promoting education and research into hair loss and restoration. The BAHRS aims to uphold the high standards and reputation of hair restoration surgery in the UK and Ireland.
The 2023 conference took place at The Diamond in Sheffield, UK, and featured presentations from leading hair transplant surgeons, trichologists and scientists in the field of hair loss. Home to the University of Sheffield’s multidisciplinary engineering education department, the Diamond building houses specialist laboratory, workshop and exhibition spaces.
The talks centred around challenges in hair restoration surgery and their solutions. This included Dr Kemp’s talk on stem cells and cloning alongside talks on managing diverse patient groups, other non-surgical strategies, hair transplant surgery and running a hair transplant clinic.
HairClone also exhibited at the BAHRS conference among companies including Ely Lilly, TrichoLAB and TargetCool, discussing their services and potential treatment with clinicians. This provided an opportunity to inform potential providers of HairClone’s services in addition to receiving valuable feedback.