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    #31
    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

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      #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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        #33
        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; 14 Feb 2012, 11:03 PM.
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          #34
          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.

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            #35
            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; 14 Feb 2012, 5:43 PM.
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              #36
              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.

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                #37
                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...

                /forum/showthread.php?p=1477252#post1477252
                Last edited by GRAMMY; 14 Feb 2012, 10:59 PM.
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                    #39
                    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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                        #41
                        Originally posted by Christopher Paddon View Post
                        Are there ever any exceptions to the usual drawn out procedure through the FDA?
                        I don't know of anything that would trump safety for human consumption in the eyes of the FDA.
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                          #42
                          FDA is always very hard deal for SCI.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                            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...

                            /forum/showthread.php?p=1477252#post1477252
                            I seriously hope you're not questioning Buck's investment in a cure. And I don't mean financially.

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                              #44
                              Originally posted by Scaper1 View Post
                              I seriously hope you're not questioning Buck's investment in a cure. And I don't mean financially.
                              Good GAWD! Heavens no, not at all. I can see he is invested in a cure like everyone else is.

                              Jawaid asked "is any real hope in near future"...(InVivo is not ready for prime time in the very near future for chronics as we'd already talked about before in a previous thread). It may be no darned closer for chronics than all the other things Jawaid has listed. There is no FDA approval for a stemcell/scaffold trial or therapy for chronics yet. They don't have all the funding yet, nor have the acute trials even been designed with the FDA. I hope it all works out beautifully, but I don't wear rose colored glasses either. They are working very hard on publicity and investors. (Time/Money/Work and many pitfalls along the way before we can even get a potential chronic therapy into the clinic.) Geron isn't ancient history. It's pretty impossible to think Jawaid will probably be cured for his particular injury by InVivo at this point.

                              Jawaid Posted: Is any real hope in near future?
                              Everyday we read and hear about some research work and articles for few years but nothing has happened in real for cure of SCI.
                              Which one is real hope and in very near future for chronic spinal injury patients?
                              Neural stem cell trials, Brazil trial, Wise's trial or coming chondrointinase trial and still how much wait?
                              How long we will be just living on false hopes?
                              Last edited by GRAMMY; 16 Feb 2012, 4:35 AM.
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                                #45
                                Originally posted by GRAMMY View Post
                                In the USA we must get new pharmacuticals through the FDA. It's historically not a quick procedure.
                                Is there anything we can do to speed it up? Govt for the people...

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