Hydrogel Status: While the implementation of the scaffold technology could be significant in terms of helping people’s lives, it pales in comparison to the commercialization of the hydrogel. Depending on how you calculate the value, the hydrogel could be worth tens of billions of dollars if it is successful. I have neither heard nor seen any comments regarding the status of the hydrogel that would lead me to believe that anything has changed. The new CEO has said that he wants to do a thorough review and I for one am looking forward to some honest, dependable information regarding its status.
The bottom line is this, the new CEO is cleaning house and is going to throw out everything negative that he can find. When he’s ready, he’s going to give a definite timeline for implementation and status of the additional products. If it takes a couple extra months, I’m fine with that. I don’t see how that significantly affects the company. I’ll take honest time frames and assessments any day.
The whole issue of extended time frames in my opinion is irrelevant. I’ll explain my reasoning in the next section.
"extended time frames in my opinion is irrelevant"
I agree--as I have been saying if the start of the human trial shows "spectacular results"-i.e not just safety but preservation/recovery of some degree of neurologic function (bladder/bowel function/sensory-motor improvement)--I simply can't see how the FDA won't push this to market ASAP--exactly what are they going to tell a recent acute SCI patient---"yes we do something that can help you but we can't offer it to you---so please get used to using a wheelchair for the rest of your life"