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PCSRF is currently funding spinal injury research at the following universities

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The cost of every spinal cord injury to the Australian society is significant. The estimated lifetime cost per incidence of quadriplegia is $9.5 million. The total annual cost of spinal cord injury in Australia is estimated to be $2 billion. Australia’s most promising hope of a cure right now is estimated to cost $30 million required to progress to the first human clinical trial.

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation has one end goal - to find a cure for paralysis for all and improve the quality of life for those living with or affected by it. It has raised and injected over $6.4 million into specific spinal injury cure projects within Australia and continues to work tirelessly to fundraise, lobby and facilitate relationships required to ensure an urgent cure is at the forefront of Australia’s medical agenda.

With your help we
have injected $6.4M into SCI research


Axonal Regeneration
Mechanisms of Axonal Regeneration after central nervous system injury

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Growth Factor Project
A new treatment for acute spinal cord injury – combination growth factor delivery to reduce paralysis after spinal cord injury

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Olfactory Glia Project
Manipulating the selective activation of olfactory ensheathing cells for the repair of injured spinal cord.

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Nasal Biopsy Project
funded through Count Charitable Foundation

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Spinal Injury Project

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Spinal Injury Project

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Cleaning up the Injury Site (A/P Jenny Ekberg)

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Grant from Catwalk Trust

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Repairing the chronically injured spinal cord with iPSC (A/P Marc Ruitenberg)

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Repairing the injured spinal cord with olfactory glia transplantation

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The PCSRF has played an integral role in
the funding of the following projects.

Currently Funded Projects

  • Institution:Griffith University
  • Lead Researcher:Jenny Ekberg
  • PCSRF funding period:2018 – 2021
  • Total Funds Committed:$450,000
  • Institution:Griffith University
  • Lead Researcher:Matthew Barker
  • PCSRF funding period:2019
  • Total Funds Committed: $28,000
  • Institution:University of Queensland
  • Lead Researcher: Dr Marc Ruitenberg
  • PCSRF funding period:2018 – 2021
  • Total Funds Committed:$393,000

Previously Funded Projects

  • Institution:Griffith University
  • Lead Researcher:PhD Rebecca Yao
  • PCSRF funding period:2015
  • Total Funds Committed: $20,000 
  • Institution:Griffith University
  • Lead Researcher:James St John
  • PCSRF funding period:2015
  • Total Funds Committed:$50,000
  • Institution:Griffith University
  • Lead Researcher:James St John and Alan Mackay-Sim
  • PCSRF funding period:2013 – 2017
  • Total Funds Committed:$150,000 – Completed
  • Institution:Bond University
  • Lead Researcher:Rita Juneja
  • PCSRF funding period:2009 – 2013
  • Total Funds Committed:$69,000 Completed
  • PCSRF funding period:2017
  • Total Funds Committed:$64,000

Research Funding Applications

The Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation invites research funding proposals aimed at working towards a cure for spinal cord injuries.

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