CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that the company will be giving two oral presentations at the 2017 American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) Annual Scientific Meeting to be held April 26-29, 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Alex Aimetti, Ph.D., Vice President, Medical Education and Scientific Support, will present a clinical trial update during the “Clinical Trials 360-degree” session sponsored by Spinal Cord Outcomes Partnership Endeavor (SCOPE) on Friday, April 28. Dr. Aimetti will also present an abstract entitled "Relationship of ASIA Impairment Scale (AIS) Grade to Post-injury Hospitalization Costs in Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury" during a general session on Saturday, April 29. The abstract is co-authored by Dr. Aimetti, Ellen Dukes, Ph.D., Steven Kirshblum, M.D., Sarah Qin, M.B.A., Rebecca Bornheimer, B.A., and Gerry Oster, Ph.D. In addition to the two oral presentations, the company will have an exhibit booth at the meeting.
Mark Perrin, Chairman and CEO, said, “The American Spinal Injury Association Annual Scientific Meeting will allow us to continue to strengthen and expand our relationships within the spinal cord injury research and care network, and we look forward to having a significant presence at this meeting. We are also pleased to be providing an update on our clinical program, especially given our significant progress throughout the start of this year.”
About the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ Implant
Following acute spinal cord injury, surgical implantation of the biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold within the decompressed and debrided injury epicenter is intended to support appositional healing, thereby reducing post-traumatic cavity formation, sparing white matter, and allowing neural regeneration across the healed wound epicenter. The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, an investigational device, has received a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation and currently is being evaluated in The INSPIRE Study for the treatment of patients with acute, complete (AIS A), thoracic traumatic spinal cord injury and a pilot study for acute, complete (AIS A), cervical (C5-T1) traumatic 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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