In october 2014 Anthony Atala talked about laboratory grown human penises, he said that human trials will be in next 5 years. Well, 2.5 years has already passed, so if anyone who reads this post and who knows something new on this subject, please give us new information.
Anthony Atala's interview: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/oct/04/penis-transplants-anthony-atala-interview
For example, a little update about "AFIRM" project: http://www.wakehealth.edu/News-Releases/2017/Wake_Forest_Baptist_Institute_Leads_Effort_to__Advance_Manufacturing_of_Regenerative_Medicine_Therapies.htm
Also, I found some articles about lab-grown penile tissues by Wake Forest science team. In chronological order:
5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17673933 full article: http://www.nature.com/ijir/journal/v19/n6/full/3901587a.html
This whole project started back in 1992 (just for reminder it was 25 years ago). First article about penile tissues engineering was in 1999, then, first article about animal trials in 2002 and the last article I found, was publiced in 2011.
Besides that, I found some articles from Chinese and Japanes scientists who also works on penile tissue engineering and this is a very good news, because now we know for sure that not only Atala and Wake Forest doing this researches, but other science teams too. In chronological order:
In conclusion I want to say, penile tissues engineering was started a quarter of century ago, but when will it become available in clinical practice? How many years should gone, before it will available for us?
If you're interested in this topic, especially for those of you, who lives in North Carolina, can you find out the latest news, updates, timelines about human trials in Wake Forest?