Medical Research Future Fund – Nerve Bridge support

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 has also committed $75,000 per year, for 4 years to […]


Griffith University Fellowship – Dr Mo Chen

We are thrilled to announce that because of your generous support, the Foundation is co-funding Dr Mo Chen’s prestigious research fellowship. Griffith University awarded just 12 Postdoctoral Research Fellowships across the university. These fellowships are designed to support the best and brightest researchers so that they can continue outstanding research and then apply for nationally-competitive […]


LiveCyte Microscope

A state-of-the-art Livecyte microscope has been fully funded by the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation. In a celebration of cutting-edge research and technological innovation The Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO, Hon DUniv (Griffith), patron of the Foundation, unveiled the Phasefocus2 Livecyte microscope and plaque. The microscope represents a significant advancement in scientific instrumentation and […]


Contract Research Organisation Scoping

A human clinical trial is a major undertaking as the cell product needs to meet strict regulations that are defined by the Australian Government. However, for a therapy to be successful it must also comply with international government regulations so that it can be delivered to countries around the world. This funding from PCSRF allowed […]


$5.4M funding injection from MAIC

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission of Queensland (MAIC) has again extended the support of the Spinal Injury Project team at Griffith University. With this strong support, the team will continue to improve the olfactory cell transplantation therapy for spinal cord injury, and will also expand the therapy to treat peripheral nerve and brain injuries. For […]


Intensive Rehabilitation Trial Two – Prehabilitation

The upcoming full cell transplantation clinical trial will involve rehabilitation both before and after the cell transplantation. The first rehabilitation trial which was completed in 2022 tested the rehabilitation program that will be used after the cell transplantation. This second clinical trial was a follow-up trial to the first rehabilitation feasibility trial and tested the […]


$5.7M funding injection from MAIC

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission of Queensland (MAIC) extended the support of the Spinal Injury Project at Griffith University thanks to the encouraging research outcomes. This shows how philanthropy, universities and government can effectively work together to generate positive impact for the community. This new funding enabled the research team to fast-track the development of […]


$5.1M funding injection from MAIC (Motor Accident Insurance Commission)

In 2016, with the lobbying of the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation, the Motor Accident Insurance Commission donated $5.1M to support the Spinal Injury Project team at Griffith University. This funding supported the SIP team for three years. The Motor Accident Insurance Commission strongly supported the development of the olfactory cell transplantation therapy. This investment […]


Olfactory Cell Transplantation to Repair Spinal Cord Injury Project

This project brings together the key aspects of the previously funded PCSRF projects to test how stimulating olfactory ensheathing cells can improve functional outcomes in preclinical models of spinal cord injury. The transplantation of olfactory ensheathing cells in previous clinical trials had been performed using micro-injections of cells into the health spinal cord surrounding the […]


Intensive Rehabilitation Trial One

The Intensive Rehabilitation Trial (Rehabilitation Trial 1) funded by PCSRF was conducted in 2021. This clinical trial was needed to determine whether an intensive program of rehabilitation was suitable for people living with chronic spinal cord injury. As rehabilitation is an essential part of the overall cell transplantation therapy, it is important that the rehabilitation […]


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