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Daily Archives: April 17, 2005

Purdue licenses paralysis treatment to Indiana-based Andara Life Science

Published: April 17, 2005

Purdue Research Foundation has signed a license agreement with Andara Life Science Inc. The agreement grants the company exclusive commercial rights to a platform of treatment alternatives, including a medical device, a combination medical device and drug, and a series of drugs, all targeting injury and diseases of the Central Nervous System. Purdue’s patented oscillating field stimulator (OFS), which stimulates nerve Regeneration and has shown initial results in human clinical trials, forms the foundation of the treatment.

Panda Goes Under for Ground-Breaking Op on Broken Back

Published: April 17, 2005

storypandakangkangapBEIJING (Reuters) – A giant panda has gone under the knife in a ground-breaking two-and-a-half hour operation to fix a broken back, Chinese state media said Friday.

The 20-year-old panda was found partly paralyzed, most likely the loser in a breeding season battle with another male, at a nature reserve in central Shaanxi province, the China Daily said.

Dr. Vidya Jayawardena gets Earnest Bors Award

Published: April 17, 2005

z_p13hea4Vidya Jayawardena, MD, SGU ’93, received the Ernest Bors Award for Scientific Development for her work on Bacteriuria in Neurogenic Bladder and its significance in spinal cord injury. This award for original research is sponsored by the American Paraplegia Society (APS) and honours Ernest Bors’s lifelong commitment to spinal cord injury and research.

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