There’s always more to a story than what meets the eye. A dear friend has shared this press release from yesterday along with new exciting information that will be coming in the future, so stay tuned.
A recently announced study reporting how four paralyzed patients regained lower limb function may be just the beginning of a wave of advances in the field of spinal-cord stimulation. A Southern California based start-up known as NeuroRecovery Technologies Inc. (Monarch Beach, CA) is developing novel spinal-cord stimulator technology and holds the exclusive license to the IP related to it.
“All of the news that was released recently, it may be new to the public, but it is something we have known and the scientific team has worked on for some time,” says Nick Terrafranca, CEO of the startup. “All of these patients have been implanted for some time. Many more patients have been evaluated and treated since these initial four.”
“What is even more exciting is that there is a dedicated and experienced team focused right now on delivering commercially available products to help paralyzed patients within the next couple of years,” Terrafranca says. “We are driven every day to get these products to the patients who need them. This is not a dream of something that might happen way in the future; it’s right in front of us.” The firm’s technology will be customized to meet the specific needs of paralyzed patients; in the recent studies where paralyzed patients regained some lower limb function, devices for other applications had been modified to treat them. “These patients will be the recipient of something customized to their special needs,” Terrafranca explains. “It is also very good news for the health care system, as the lifetime cost of care for these patients is expected to decrease dramatically with the use of our technology.”