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Well there's new hope for people spinal cord injuries and was being hailed as a major medical breakthrough you don't want to miss this segment -- the family around -- -- -- video.
One company successfully treated.
Paralyzed monkeys they're paralyzed the left side -- your screen and now the running.
On the right side of the screen going to be tested on humans the man behind it all has a personal connection it is.
He was once paralyzed himself.
He's joining us now is the CEO and founder of -- -- therapeutics Frank Reynolds frank nice to see this morning thank you very much time that we mentioned your personal story embassy this is home for you tell us why.
Yeah sure I went in for an elective back surgery back in 1992 and a -- paralyzed I couldn't move paraplegic for eight days.
Yes and -- -- tape to move my legs for the damage had been done to my court.
Was -- a body brace for over five years menu to my neck and I'm really struggle to recover I don't know my own rehabilitation program and you're six and seven was and we got myself back off.
You just walk down on his -- -- new we've shook hands you walk down -- -- before the segments remark and I don't have a lot of limitations but I can locomotive so in paralysis is locomotion and -- -- -- -- -- like to -- -- sensory issues that.
So that's coming back -- one of the things we saw on the videos tell us about this the monkeys in the before and after because you're telling us he's monkeys are fully paralyzed and and now they're up and running house's policy.
You are so we actually we -- -- left was paralyzed two days before the video was taken.
And and the monkey on the right was that was five weeks after treatment so that treatment and there is a scaffold from MIT when he Harvard neural stem -- -- it.
We can basically combine our -- scuffles with different drugs -- different cells depending on the type respond -- drink some patients might -- gels some scuffles.
So basically with a first company to ever get monkeys to benefit after being paralyzed as soon as you mentioned he scaffold switch to the layperson I have no idea what that is but we have an animation kind of given an idea -- repairing processors.
This -- you're seeing here is a standard of care doctors been removed -- and putting screws and rods but nobody's gonna touch the spinal cord itself there is -- materials safe enough to do that but we've invented in an MIT.
You can see this capitals just simply cleaning out the dead tissue -- this Bonn -- an implant to scaffold and then seal up to spinal cord and gives a patient's new opportunity.
90% of patients in arrive in the emergency room to not have to be paralyzed for life they're actually gonna go through bleeding and inflammation over three weeks and -- three week process puts them in a wheelchair for life.
So we will interview of one of these scuffles and -- mitigate the winning an inflammation process bearing tissue.
As result of spare tissue to rehabilitation patients will get better that's what this is this that's exactly does have four different surgeons what have an option of which scaffold sighs -- that's remarkable.
This is what and when you when are talking -- -- -- Christopher Reeve and I had asked you I said you know if Christopher -- were alive today.
He had donated in north enormous amount of money to evolve the process he was aware of the technology.
Were he alive today would he be able walk possibly with these trials -- -- -- we still have to develop -- to chronic technology but if he had been -- -- at times technology was on the market we possibly could have intervened and reduced his foreign.
And maybe not -- them off a ventilator but possibly his bladder and bowel function incredible wolf function normally so and then who knows exactly be progressing down on he could've walked again -- and then we will take this technology enhance it would stem cells is a range of stem cells out there that we can work with and of course frissora -- foundations behind developing a lot of them.
And loads of combining what -- and we believe that'll help to -- population -- The -- so walking did have stem cells and scuffles it's exactly what a chronic person who -- would need.
Innovation here in the United States of America Nobel Prize coming your -- well I'm from Reuters had predicted would last September we went in the -- -- -- -- it would when Nobel Prize in Medicine for his work in our company we will therapeutics and we're certainly think Bob deserves its.
Unbelievable frank please keep us up to date on this I think you this is -- to change lives have really changed much excellent really appreciate.
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