Welcome to the Spinalis Foundation

The Spinalis Foundation is a charitable foundation whose mission is to promote research and treatment development in the field of spinal cord injuries. Spinalis is engaged in a long-term, scientific cooperation with Wellspect HealthCare.


UTIs still bug me! – Exploring a new era of diagnosing bacterial infections
Welcome to a seminar on urinary tract infections and a new way to identify pathogenic bacteria strains and their antibiotic resistance. Joe Liao – Professor of Urology from Stanford University – is visiting Sweden and will give a seminar on how to detect bacteria using a biosensor technique. This will revolutionize the handling of urinary samples for thousands of people suffering from infections in their urinary bladder. Instead of waiting two days before starting adequate treatment with the correct antibiotic, with this new technique the information needed is available after 30 minutes. Please come to our seminar starting at 09.30 at Nobelforum, the Wallenberg auditorium on April 10. Register with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or phone +46 (0) 8 555 442 58.
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"Less than two years ago, military police officer Edward Dhliwayo rolled his car and incurred a spinal cord injury that has permanently paralysed him from the waist down. As a result of Swedish-Botswanian cooperation, a clinic is now in place for the rehabilitation of injuries like Eddie’s. Today, he coaches others in the same situation."

Loss and recapture of hand control: Jan Friden at TEDxZurich
"The sophisticated control of the human hand is not guaranteed for life. Numerous diseases and accidents may affect hand performance. I would like you to embark on a journey demonstrating one of the most dramatic losses of hand control – the high spinal cord injuries at the neck level causing complete paralyses of all four extremities." - Jan Fridén

"Rehabilitation gives people with spinal cord injuries a new lease on life"
On October 18, the country's first spinal cord injury unit "Spinalis SCI Unit" opened at Windhoek Central Hospital in Namibia. Namibians, who suffer a spinal cord injury, now have the opportunity to get care and rehabilitation. A Swedish medical team of physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and rehabilitation instructors will assist the staff of the Ministry of Health and Social Services as part of a skills transfer exercise. Here you can read an article about the project on SIDA's web page.

Report from London
The Chelsea Westminister Hospital in London has over 20 years of experience in treating adults with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Renée Höglin and Karin Björk traveled there with support from the Spinalis Foundation. Read the report in Swedish here (pdf)