Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bio-Engineered Penis Transplants: A Coming Growth Industry

In what could be the growth industry of the future, scientists are close to finalizing development of penises grown in laboratories. The breakthrough is the culmination of years of studies on the penises of rabbits and after receiving FDA approval human testing will commence.

According to a story reported by The Guardian entitled “Scientists ready to test lab-grown penises on men” I excerpt the following:

Penises grown in laboratories could soon be tested on men by scientists developing technology to help people with congenital abnormalities, or who have undergone surgery for aggressive cancer or suffered traumatic injury.

Researchers at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, are assessing engineered penises for safety, function and durability. They hope to receive approval from the US Food and Drug Administration and to move to human testing within five years.

Professor Anthony Atala, director of the institute, oversaw the team's successful engineering of penises for rabbits in 2008. "The rabbit studies were very encouraging," he said, "but to get approval for humans we need all the safety and quality assurance data, we need to show that the materials aren't toxic, and we have to spell out the manufacturing process, step by step."

The penises would be grown using a patient's own cells to avoid the high risk of immunological rejection after organ transplantation from another individual. Cells taken from the remainder of the patient's penis would be grown in culture for four to six weeks.

Opponents of wasteful government spending on frivolous medical studies should note that according to the Guardian story that the program was underwritten by the military, specifically The Armed Forces Institute of Regenerative Medicine or AFIRM. The purpose would be to deal with injuries to sexual organs incurred on the battlefields such as in the looming generations long war against extremist Islam that is in the early stages now in the Middle East. While anything that restores a degree of normalcy to the maimed members of America’s armed forces is a good thing it will soon expand into the domestic market where there is much money to be made.

Once the capability of creating new, bigger and better penises has been perfected, the market will literally explode as men with small dicks and lots of money will be lining up for replacements of their original equipment. By the time that this procedure is fully tested, tweaked and becomes widely available there will be companies and individuals who are going to grow extremely wealthy from it.