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Biomaterials and stem cells in the treatment of stroke and spinal cord injury

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Updated 23-12-2014
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RegionNational coverage
Title of the ProgrammeCzech-Norwegian Research Programme
Title of the ProjectBiomaterials and stem cells in the treatment of stroke and spinal cord injury
Number of the Project7F14057
Project Promoter

Institute of Experimental Medicine, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Name of Norwegian Partner(s)

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Objective of the Project

The aim of the project is to develop a multifactorial approach in the treatment of stroke and chronic SCI combining different biomaterials (natural or synthetic) as bridging materials and/or as stem cell carriers with growth factors and stem cells from different sources (olfactory ensheathing cells, neural stem cells, mesenchymal stem cells or neural precursors derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. The results will therefore contribute towards identifying common therapeutic strategies with translational potential applicable to clinical treatment of stroke and/or spinal cord injury.

Approved grant

641 509 EUR

Project DurationStart date: 15th July 2014, End date: 30th April 2017