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Dr. Gary Hitzig to Discuss Uses of MatriStem in Hair Restoration Surgery at Annual Scientific Meeting of ISHRS

The 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons will take place October 20 – 24, 2010 in Boston, MA.

New York, NY, October 20, 2010 --( Gary Hitzig, M.D., a leading hair transplant researcher and surgeon based in New York, will be part of a panel of experts during a session on hair growth factors and hair graft storage solutions at the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons on October 20, 2010 in Boston, MA. Hitzig, along with Jerry Cooley, M.D., were the first medical doctors to successfully clone hair using the FDA-cleared wound healing powder called MatriStem® MicroMatrix™. Hitzig will specifically discuss and answer questions related to the multiple uses of MatriStem – from scar revision to hair duplication.

MatriStem MicroMatrix, a product of regenerative medicine innovator, ACell, Inc., is a wound healing powder that promotes healing and tissue growth and has now proven to help regenerate hair in the donor and recipient regions of hair transplant patients. While intended for diabetic ulcers, venous ulcers, pressure ulcers, traumatic wounds, second degree burns, surgical wounds (donor sites/grafts) and trauma wounds, Hitzig and Cooley found that its properties offer a broader scope of treatment, including hair cloning. Dr. Hitzig just recently was presented with The Tiberio Award for his presentation on Hair and Scalp Regeneration (cloning) using MatriStem in Capri, Italy (May 2010).

MatriStem fundamentally changes wound healing by triggering new blood vessel formation at the wound site, as well as providing a favorable substrate for host cell attachment, proliferation and differentiation. Hitzig and Cooley have also found that MatriStem causes the body to regenerate the original tissue complete with hair follicles.

The theme of the 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the ISHRS is revolution and evolution - Advances in Hair Restoration: Revolutionary Concepts and Evolutionary Techniques. This annual meeting is attended by experienced hair restoration surgeons, physicians with an interest in hair restoration surgery and who are new to the field, trichologists, surgical assistants and medical personnel involved in hair restoration surgery procedures, office managers, clinic directors, and consultants who staff hair restoration surgery offices.

About Gary Hitzig, M.D.
Dr. Hitzig is a board certified hair restoration surgeon in New York City. He is also the author of Help and Hope for Hair Loss and developed and patented the Hitzig Linear Punch, a collection of extremely sharp disposable surgical punches that make narrow elliptical slots, which are sold to surgeons around the world. Dr. Hitzig has published numerous peer review articles on hair transplant techniques and is a regular presenter at medical hair restoration symposiums around the world. Dr. Hitzig is a member of the American Society of Dermatological Surgery, International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the American Hair Loss Council. He can be reached at (516) 536-0385 or visit

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