NervGen (TSX-V: NGEN, OTCQX: NGENF) is a clinical stage biotech company dedicated to developing innovative treatments that enable the nervous system to repair itself following damage, whether due to injury or disease. NervGen’s lead drug candidate, NVG-291, is being evaluated in a Phase 1b/2a clinical trial. The company’s lead target indication is spinal cord injury.
Dr. Harold Punnett is one of the founders of NervGen Pharma. In 2016, Dr. Punnett’s daughter-in-law, Codi Darnell, fell and became a complete T-11 paraplegic. Following Codi’s accident, Dr. Punnett set out on a mission to find a cure for Codi, and others like her. In his quest, Dr. Punnett discovered Dr. Jerry Silver and his research at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU). Since the late ’80s, Dr. Silver’s research has been focused on the ability of the nervous system to repair itself after injury. NervGen was founded in 2018, following many conversations and discussions between Dr. Punnett and Dr. Silver. NervGen has exclusive rights to the intellectual property from CWRU.
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