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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: SCI Consortium Study: 3D Printed Scaffolds for Primate Spinal Cord Injury Repair
Principal Investigator:

Yacov Koffler

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $117,518
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract The VA provides care for approximately 26% of individuals with SCI in the U.S. Treatment costs are 6.5 times higher than the cost of treatment of an average Veteran, and effective therapies to promote recovery of neural function are lacking. Our overarching vision is to create an ex-vivo tissue that can replace the damaged spinal cord and enable formation of new relay circuits across sites of even severe injury. Our extensive rodent work with 3D printed biomimetic scaffo...

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