International Spinal Research Trust Meeting

Our Founder, Perry Cross and Chairman, Tom Ray travelled to London to attend the International Spinal Research Trust Meeting in September. Professor James St John, head of the Spinal Injury Project and Clem Jones Centre for Neurobiology and Stem Cell Research was invited to speak and present on the Cell Transplantation and Rehabilitation Human Clinical […]


3D Replica Model of Spinal Cord

The Spinal Injury Project team are always looking for new innovations and with the upcoming human clinical trials the team needed an approach that enabled the surgeons to develop personalised surgical plans for participants with a spinal cord injury. We know that every spinal cord injury is different, which means that every surgery has to […]


Cutting edge microscope to help find a cure for paralysis

A state-of-the-art livecyte microscope, funded by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, through the support of our incredible donors, was unveiled at the Griffith Institute for Drug Discovery and is leading the Spinal Injury Project team toward human clinical trials.  In a celebration of cutting-edge research and technological innovation The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD […]


Cell and Nerve Bridge Production Team – Making Progress

The Spinal Injury Project “cell and nerve bridge production team” are training for the clinical grade production of cells for the clinical trial. This is being done at the Good Manufacturing Practice facility at QGen in Brisbane.  The next step is to do a full pilot production including transporting the nasal biopsy, purifying the cells, […]


Meet the SIP Team – Joshua

Joshua has joined the Spinal Injury Project in the role of research assistant, histology and microscopy “I’m a science enthusiast from the beautiful Gold Coast. With a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and master’s in medical research, my love for science runs deep. I’ve always been driven to understand how things work and continually pursue […]


Research Open Day at Griffith University

Recently we welcomed special guests to visit the Spinal Injury Project and tour the lab at the Research Open Day at Griffith University. Guests enjoyed a behind the scenes tour of the lab and learned how their support is having an impact on the research. The Spinal Injury Project team answered a wide range of interesting questions from […]


New Drug Therapy having an impact

The Spinal Injury Project team at Griffith University continue to work on the ‘Cleaning Up The Injury Site’ project which is funded by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. Olfactory ensheathing cells are known to have a range of properties suitable to repair spinal cord injury. From a therapeutic point-of-view, the trick is to get […]


Human Clinical Trial Equipment Purchase

We are excited to announce that with your generous support, we have been able to fund the first piece of equipment to be used as part of the Cell Transplantation and Rehabilitation Human Clinical Trial – the PhaseFocus LiveCyte Microscope. This incredible microscope, easily detects individual cells and provides a wealth of information about their […]


Intensive Prehabilitation Trial is underway

An update from the team at Griffith University: The feasibility clinical trial, GUSIP02 is underway at Making Strides (Burleigh, Gold Coast). While we can’t reveal any results until the study is finished and analysed, 5 participants have been training now since Feb 2023, with a recent couple of days rest during the Easter holiday. One […]


Competitive Grant Secured

Dr. Mo Chen, leading scientist from our Spinal Injury Project at Griffith University, has secured a $750,000 grant from the highly competitive Medical Research Future Fund with matching funds from our incredible donors, Griffith University and the Clem Jones Foundation. With your support, the Foundation have also committed $75,000 per year, for 4 years to […]


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