TechConnect Innovation Program

Traumatic brain injury repair with neurotropic factors and coral scaffold

Ariel University R&D Co., Israel, Israel

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A breakthrough method for nervous tissue repair using a graft system for regenerative medicine of injured brain and spinal cord, with implications for therapy of tissue loss following neurodegenerative diseases. It's based on synchronous usage of two components: a novel material mixture and a bioactive coral skelton scaffold

Primary Application Area: Biotech & Biological Sciences

Technology Development Status: Prototype

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 3

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Market size:$2B for TBI and $67B for regenerative medicine
Proof of concept: In-Vitro & In-Vivo results demonstration neurons growth
“Kosher stamp”:Won the Israeli Chief Scientist “Kamin” grant
Exit potential:Expected intensive M&A activities in this field
Valuation: Very low compared to the opportunity

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Global Innovation Awardee

Showcase Booth #: 51M

Website: www.arielrnd.com

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Grant from Israel Office of Chief Scientist to demonstrate the technology in vivo.

Primary Sources of Funding: Corporate Partner, University, Other

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners