CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that two INSPIRE study Principal Investigators, Dom Coric, M.D. and Michael Fehlings, M.D., Ph.D., will be giving oral presentations at the Spine Summit 2017 to be held March 8-11, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Coric will present “INSPIRE Study Update on 10 Subjects Implanted with a Bioresorbable Polymer Scaffold Following Acute Complete Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury,” and Dr. Fehlings will present “Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Does Not Distinguish between Contusion and Compound Cord Lesions Following Severe (AIS A) Traumatic Acute Thoracic Cord Injury: Intraoperative Microsurgical Observations from the INSPIRE Trial” during the Peripheral Nerve, Basic Science Breakout session on Saturday, March 11.
Dr. Fehlings will also present during a What’s New Session on Friday, March 10. The session will include discussion of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ technology and INSPIRE study and will continue to raise awareness amongst leading spine neurosurgeons.
Mark Perrin, Chairman and CEO, said, “The Spine Summit affords us the opportunity to build mindshare within the most pertinent group of surgeons for the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold. This meeting has proven to be one of the most fruitful in terms of bringing on board new INSPIRE sites, and we look forward to having a significant presence at this meeting.”
The company will also have an exhibit booth to further foster relationships with the neurosurgical community. The meeting is the 33rd Annual Meeting of the AANS/CNS (American Associations of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons) Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves and is being held in collaboration with the Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society.
About the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ Implant
Following an acute spinal cord injury, the biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold is surgically implanted at the epicenter of the wound and is designed to act as a physical substrate for nerve sprouting. Appositional healing to spare spinal cord tissue, decreased post-traumatic cyst formation, and decreased spinal cord tissue pressure have been demonstrated in preclinical models of spinal cord contusion injury. The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, an investigational device, has received a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation and currently is being evaluated in the INSPIRE pivotal probable benefit study for the treatment of patients with complete (AIS A) traumatic acute spinal cord injury.
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries. The company was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, Sc.D., Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who then was at Boston Children’s Hospital and who now is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, the company earned the David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. In 2015, the company’s investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold received the 2015 Becker’s Healthcare Spine Device Award. The publicly-traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more details, visit www.invivotherapeutics.com.
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