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    Jawaid, that is only some of the things that Dr Silver thinks will be accomplished. Wise and Stem Cell Inc think their therapies will offer other bemefits. It's happening.

    Anthony

  2. #32
    Another breakthrough with stem cells; although I've posted previous announcements on this. Johns Hopkins is a big player and this could offer help to millions. http://www.stemcellresearchnews.com/

    anthony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawaid View Post
    Is it not responsibility of big organizations like Rick Hansen and Christopher Reeve and few others to come forward as foster the developments and bring them to trials soon?
    SCI Foundations accept donations to fund grants for study. Most do not have the "responsibility" of taking discoveries to clinical trial. Translating discoveries is entirely different. Many are not involved in the translation aspects at all, just funding the studies.

    If the sci organization stops funding advanced promising relevant studies or aren't progressive enough to search out good laboratories that are achieving spectacular results then they frequently see a very significant drop off in donations from their previous contributors. They see drops in donations for funding studies if their office, travel and personnel salaries are too high also. Consumers tend to shop around more now and do comparisons by the internet and are more selective about where they put their charity dollars than ever before. With the tight economy, the consumers are being much more selective about where they put their money. Many sci orgs are having to trim their fat and develop the actual meat so to speak. Some have also removed old bones from their advisory boards if they couldn't keep up with the fast progression of discoveries being made.

    Basically, SCI orgs in the USA are very different than what you are thinking. The actual trials are funded mostly by healthcare organizations, hospitals and biotech companies. These clinical trials cost million and millions in addition to lots of work and time.
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 02-14-2012 at 11:03 PM.

  4. #34
    Quote Originally Posted by t8burst View Post
    Since there are no current trials now that are restoring function completely, how long do you think it will be till there is such a trail, then how long from a successful trial till a treatment is widely available and approved by the FDA?
    This is why Invivo is so promising. Their treatment is actually
    a 'device', rather than a drug. If their device prevents secondary
    damage after acute spinal cord injury, it could hit the market
    a lot faster and fund their cell-based treatment. They should
    receive FDA approval soon to start the biopolymer trials.

    What sets Invivo apart is that they're operating like a business.
    They've gotten a lot of attention from market observers.

  5. #35
    Quote Originally Posted by Buck_Nastier View Post
    This is why Invivo is so promising. They've gotten a lot of attention from market observers.
    How many shares of InVivo stock do you own?
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 02-14-2012 at 05:43 PM.

  6. #36
    Quote Originally Posted by GRAMMY View Post
    How many shares of InVivo stock do you own?
    What a ridiculous question.

    I'm sure T8burst sees my point.

    A device may lead to faster FDA approval

    The process of drug development, pre-clinical testing and analysis, FDA approvals, and actual clinical trials before a drug is approved is daunting, expensive, and time consuming. It can take 12-15 years before a drug becomes commercially available. However, the process for medical devices has been less restraining and time consuming. Part of what makes InVivo's spinal cord injury offering so exciting is that it is designed as a medical device as opposed to a drug, and this could matter significantly as it makes its way through the FDA process. Management filed the Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) to the U.S. FDA in July 2011. InVivo plans to meet with the FDA in April 2012 to finalize the design for the trial.
    SOURCE

    It's too bad that even the mere mention of another researcher
    causes people act like babies around here.

  7. #37
    Quote Originally Posted by Buck_Nastier View Post
    What sets Invivo apart is that they're operating like a business.
    I don't think it's a silly question. InVivo not only is "operating" like a business, in fact they are one that specifically sells shares to investors (nothing else). I just don't know if you are an investor or a broker selling stock from last month...

    http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/showthread.php?p=1477252#post1477252
    Last edited by GRAMMY; 02-14-2012 at 10:59 PM.

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    Last edited by Christopher Paddon; 02-15-2012 at 01:12 AM.

  9. #39
    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher Paddon View Post
    That's just my speculation - nothing official.
    In the USA we must get new pharmacuticals through the FDA. It's historically not a quick procedure.

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    Last edited by Christopher Paddon; 02-15-2012 at 01:12 AM.

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