10th patient enrolled in INSPIRE study: 6 highlights

Written by Megan Wood | December 20, 2016 | Print  | Email

Cambridge, Mass.-based InVivo Therapeutics enrolled a new patient into its INSPIRE study, which tests the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold's efficacy and safety for complete thoracic AIS A spinal cord injury.

Here are six highlights:


1. The newly enrolled patient suffered a T8-9 fracture dislocation injury.


2. Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas Medical Center enrolled the patient.  


3. Domagoj Coric, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates and chief of neurosurgery at the Carolinas Medical Center, implanted the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold into the patient. Dr. Coric's partner, Samuel Chewning, MD, helped with the procedure.


4. Drs. Coric and Chewning implanted the device about 19 hours post-injury.


5. Dr. Coric and William Bockenek, MD, serve as co-principal investigators at the clinical site.


6. This patient marks the 10th patient enrolled and in follow up. The INSPIRE is designed to enroll 20 patients.

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