Reversing the Irreversible in Spinal Cord Injury and MS

For: Travis Stiles
San Diego, CA
Organizer: Advocacy and Outreach Specialist
Reversing the Irreversible in Spinal Cord Injury and MS (Travis Stiles)
of $16,000 goal
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The Story

Support our work in developing novel therapeutics for devastating neurological diseases.

In 2006, one of my close friends passed away from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis(ALS).

Losing someone so young to this devastating disease was a humbling experience, yet, one that ignited a passion in me and ultimately changed the direction of my career. 

Driven to overcome my own sense of powerlessness, I began my work in medical research. During my graduate studies, I discovered a receptor in the central nervous system that seemed to be involved with the regeneration of failed nerves.

In 2013, after completing my PhD, I established a biotech company to develop drugs that could exploit this receptor and potentially repair damaged tissue in the brain and spinal cord. We are developing therapies that can promote regeneration of neuronal tissue in a number of conditions.

In cases of trauma, like in spinal cord injury (SCI),our technology allows nerves to regenerate under conditions that would otherwise be blocked. 

In multiple sclerosis (MS), another main focus of ours, current therapies only target the immune system attacks on the brain. Our technology has shown potential to repair MS damage after it occurs, which is a major unmet need in this disease.

While MS and SCI are two major focuses of ours, our technology has the potential to help people with many diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer's, stroke, glaucoma, and more.

All contributions made will go directly towards ensuring that no momentum is lost on developing treatments that may very well reverse paralysis and neuronal dysfunction caused by trauma and/or disease.

Our long-term goal is to ensure the technology we’ve developed is given the best chance to succeed and change the lives of patients with intractable diseases.

Your generousity, help, and support can give us that chance. 

Thank you so much. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 29, 2018

Posted on March 29, 2018

Thank you so much to EVERYONE! In case you hadn't heard, Novoron did make it through to the beginning of our grant. In addition, just after we received word that our grant would be funded, we secured our first private investor, Backstage Capital! We are so excited to be a part of the Backstage portfolio and to continue our work for these terrible conditions. We would literally not have been able to do it without you all so thank you so much!!!

Posted on March 29, 2018

Posted on March 29, 2018

Hi everyone, we have raised 50% of the goal thanks to your generosity. Please share this fundraiser with your family and friends to help us reach our goal.

Posted on February 7, 2018

Posted on February 7, 2018

Thank you everyone for all of your support! While the campaign is not closed, today's news of a Senate budget is a tremendous step towards keeping Novoron moving forward. Your donations have been what have allowed us to keep working during all this uncertainty, and I cannot ever express how much that means. Thank you all so much! 

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