CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that the abstract “Biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold Preserves Macroscopic Spinal Cord Architecture and Allows for Neural Regeneration at the Spinal Cord Contusion Epicenter” has been accepted for presentation at the 2015 Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) World Congress to be held September 8-11, 2015 in Boston, MA. Alex Aimetti, Ph.D., Senior Director, Medical Education and Scientific Support, will be giving the poster presentation. The abstract is co-authored by Dr. Aimetti, Richard Layer, Ph.D., Simon Moore, Ph.D., and Thomas Ulich, M.D.
Mark Perrin, InVivo’s CEO and Chairman, said, “Making meaningful and significant progress in the treatment of spinal cord injury continues to be our core mission at InVivo. This progress remains the fundamental value driver for our company, and I look forward to reporting on further achievements made by our scientific and clinical teams.”
About the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold
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 is currently being studied in an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot 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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