This will be the first clinical research program outside the US to continue the development of Professor Reggie Edgerton’s ground-breaking neurostimulation treatments which are returning feeling and function to people with chronic spinal cord injury.
Professor Edgerton, in addition to his positions at UCLA is now also a Distinguished Professor at The University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and will be joining Professor Bryce Vissel to help lead the research in the next few months.
A world-class facility is currently being constructed in UTS’ Botany facility. This arm of the new UTS Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine will house the neurostimulation research alongside an exercise research facility incorporating a Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) NeuroMoves centre. Thanks to the Neilson Foundation and all our supporters SpinalCure has been able to commit $1million to help purchase the equipment for the Centre.
Funding permitting, clinical experiments will commence in the second half of 2018. We are working hard to raise the funds needed to make this happen and support the research team over the next five years.