Update 12/10/2015: The Twitter Account of EpiBone actually wrote a response back to our tweet of its original reply. Technically, they did not confirm it. We corrected that error. My personal interpretation of what they said, if the reply is real, is that the representative from EpiBone said the theoretical tissue engineering is possible. We might have read too far into that message. They technically did not confirm my hypothesis. Semantics 🙂
Sometimes I have to give a lot of credit to the readers and this one goes to someone who actually did something. They contacted the people at EpiBone and asked a simple question.
What I proposed in previous posts about the research (and application) Dr. Warren Grayson and company was working on, and how it applies to making people with no growth plates taller, was I telling the truth?
Someone named BD wrote and got a reply. Like I said, it would take years. The answer is always “years into the future”. How many years? Me being an optimist, I say 20-25 years. However, biomedical research based companies who were started by Ph.D/Academics from universities are usually very cautious and slow. More likely, assuming the rate of technological growth, It would be another 40 years or so.