Dr. Jerry Silver, Professor of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and advisor to NervGen Pharma, discusses NervGen Pharma’s spinal cord regeneration technology. In animal studies an injectable peptide, developed by Dr. Silver and NervGen, allowed paralyzed rats to walk again. Phase 1 clinical trials are on the horizon in 2020.
Dr. Silver is the Professor of Neurosciences at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is credited in over 180 publications and is the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Ameritec Prize for significant accomplishments toward a cure for paralysis. In 2003 he was also honored with the Christopher Reeve-Joan Irvine Research Medal (The Reeve-Irvine Medal) for critical contributions that may lead to the promotion of repair of the damaged spinal cord. Dr. Silver is an active advisor to the Company and his lab continues to conduct studies in concert with other academic institutions and partners to advance and evolve ISP.