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    Am I misinterpreting the latest geron newsletter?

    they are discontinuing their Spinal cord injury trials basically??!!

    Please tell me that I am mistaken
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    I think what they're saying is they are willing to sell it to someone or partner up with deep pockets. If their trial had been successful and both patients hopped out of bed they would continue, but I don't think that happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    they are discontinuing their Spinal cord injury trials basically??!!

    Please tell me that I am mistaken
    You are correct they will pursue oncology going forward and look for outside parties to pick this up. I doubt that an outside group being found happens.
    Last edited by c473s; 11-14-2011 at 07:26 PM. Reason: .

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    Quote Originally Posted by lunasicc42 View Post
    they are discontinuing their Spinal cord injury trials basically??!!

    Please tell me that I am mistaken
    Please provide the original link

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    Quote Originally Posted by east dragon View Post
    Please provide the original link
    Google geron, then click on news releases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nrf View Post
    Google geron, then click on news releases.
    http://www.geron.com/media/pressview.aspx?id=1284

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...DyLN_blog.html

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    Wow. That is disappointing.

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    Genron is in very serious financial trouble. Eliminating 38% of your employees is drastic and telling. If that focus on cancer doesn't fix cash flow ASAP they are done.

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    A very major setback for ESC therapy. Let's hope other companies currently engaged in stem cell therapy don't get spooked. This really sucks.

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    I am not surprised at all.
    At W2W I told the guy from Geron that I had the impression Geron it is not interested in curing SCI, they have just used SCI as it was the fastest way to prove hESC are safe. He didn't say no.. his face was telling me I was right... Here we go..

    Keep in mind that Geron therapy at best was going to provide "some" functional return just in people with moderate contusion in acute SCI. They were not working on other complementary therapy to address the other kind of SCI.
    The company didn't have a chance to make money out of the OPCs therapy.

    I still feel we have to thank them for what they did.

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