Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Animal Models & CRO Services
About 10,000 Americans suffer traumatic spinal cord injury (SCI) each year. Depending on the level of injury, this can result in permanent paralysis of legs alone, or all four limbs (paraplegia or quadriplegia, respectively). Diving, vehicular, and sports injuries are common causes of SCI. Since many SCI patients are young, they often survive for many years following injury, leading to considerable suffering and medical expenses for the patients and their families.
Biotrofix is experienced in rodent models of SCI. Endpoints for these models are behavioral (tests of motor strength and dexterity) and histological (evidence of neural damage in spinal cord and axonal regeneration). These models are particularly suited to testing neural regrowth and regeneration-producing strategies.