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SYGNIS Receives Orphan Drug Designation from the European Commission for AX200 in the treatment...

Published: November 14, 2008

-Second indication for AX200 given Orphan Drug status

SYGNIS Pharma AG, today announced that it has received Orphan Drug designation from the European Commission for AX200 in the treatment of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). This follows the positive recommendation that SYGNIS received from the EMEA in September.

Orphan Drug designation can be granted for a product that is intended for the diagnosis, prevention or treatment of life-threatening or chronically debilitating conditions that affect no more than five in 10,000 people in the European Union.

StemCells, Inc. Announces Four Presentations at Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

Published: November 14, 2008

PALO ALTO, Calif. — StemCells, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEM) announced today that results pertaining to the Company’s research programs in retinal degeneration as well as spinal cord injury will be presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting scheduled for November 15-19, 2008 in Washington, DC. The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system. Its annual meeting is one of the leading forums for neuroscientists from around the world to present and discuss cutting-edge research in the field.

Raymond Lund, Ph.D., Professor of Ophthalmology at the Casey Eye Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, will present data showing that transplantation of HuCNS-SC(R) cells can prevent loss of vision and demonstrate long-term engraftment in the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) rat, a well-established animal model of retinal degeneration. The Company has an ongoing research collaboration with Dr. Lund for preclinical research in retinal degeneration.

P.L.A.Y-ing, not just for kids anymore

Published: November 14, 2008

play_archery_do_t450CLEMSON — It’s a day that many soldiers look forward to. A day where they’ve reached the end of their service time and are able to head home and fill the gap in the family that had been missing a parent, son, daughter or spouse. It’s a time when they can finally enjoy the comforts of home cooking, melt in a warm embrace and catch their breath because of hearty laughter, not because they’re in the middle of enemy fire.

For Jeff Snover, while on military leave from serving in Iraq, was soaking up time with his family and getting a head start on some work that needed to be done on his property in Tennessee. But, while clearing out an area on his land, a tree fell, trapping him and causing a spinal cord injury, paralyzing him from the waist down.

Burris is living proof- LOST speaker tells Camdenton students to consider choices

Published: November 14, 2008

c094aa2ebb8Camden County, Mo. – It’s the simple things in life that frustrate him the most – changing a light bulb, visiting friends and running errands now have to be planned out.

Rusty Burris is a Paraplegic, bound to a wheel chair from a spinal cord injury.

Voted by his classmates at Macks Creek as Most Friendly, Burris was looking forward to the summer of 1990 until his life changed forever.

About one-minute away from home, he fell asleep behind the wheel and ran off the road. With no seat belt on, he was thrown from the car.