Category Archives: Biomaterials

Biomimetic 3D-printed scaffolds for spinal cord injury repair

Authors: Jacob Koffler, Wei Zhu, Xin Qu, Oleksandr Platoshyn, Jennifer N. Dulin, John Brock, Lori Graham, Paul Lu, Jeff Sakamoto, Martin Marsala, Shaochen Chen, Mark H. Tuszynski “Current methods for bioprinting functional tissue lack appropriate biofabrication techniques to build complex 3D micro architectures essential for guiding cell … Continue reading

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Nerve-on-a-Chip to Improve Functionality of Neuroprosthetic Devices

Read about the neuroprosthetic advancement at MEDGADGETS: “Scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland have created a special device to be able to stimulate and record signals from and to peripheral nerve fibers on a specialty … Continue reading

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Advantages of soft subdural implants for the delivery of electrochemical neuromodulation therapies to the spinal cord.

Journal of Neural Engineering Abstract: OBJECTIVE: We recently developed soft neural interfaces enabling the delivery of electrical and chemical stimulation to the spinal cord. These stimulations restored locomotion in animal models of paralysis. Soft interfaces can be placed either below … Continue reading

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A computational model of epidural electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal cord in non-human primates

Abstract: Cervical spinal cord injury alters the communication between the brain and the spinal circuits controlling movement, often leading to tetraplegia. Epidural Electrical Stimulation (EES) of the lumbar spinal cord has shown promising results to restore leg motor control after … Continue reading

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Development of an intraneural peripheral stimulation paradigm for reversing hand paralysis in non-human primates

Regaining the capacity to grasp and manipulate objects is of crucial importance to people living with upper limb paralysis. Functional electrical stimulation of forearm muscles has been used to reanimate paralyzed muscles. However, complex setups requiring multiple muscles to be … Continue reading

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Fortuna Fix Announces Series B Financing, Adding Amgen Ventures and Macnguyen Family Office as Shareholders

(Newswire.com) Press Release: November 8, 2017 Fortuna Fix – Fortuna Fix (“Fortuna”), a private, clinical-stage Regenerative Medicine company is aiming to be the first to bring to the clinic a patient’s own neural stem cells (autologous) produced by direct reprogramming … Continue reading

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InVivo Therapeutics restructures and suspends chronic SCI stem cell and gene therapy research programs

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (August 28, 2017) – InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that it is executing a strategic restructuring in order to focus on The INSPIRE Study: InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™ for Safety and … Continue reading

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Breakthrough Regenerative Therapeutics Company Establishes Scientific Advisory Board

Montreal, Canada, May 4, 2017 (Newswire.com) – Fortuna Fix Inc. (“Fortuna”), a private, clinical-stage biotech company, is aiming to be the first to eliminate the need for embryonic and fetal stem cells by using direct reprogramming of autologous cells to treat … Continue reading

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Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Rubbery, multifunctional fibers could be used to study spinal cord neurons and potentially restore function. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office Implantable fibers have been an enormous boon to brain research, allowing scientists to stimulate specific targets in the … Continue reading

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Working 2 Walk 2016 Panel Discussion with Dr. Ann Parr and Dr. Alex Aimetti

The audience at the Working 2 Walk Symposium asks questions about the presentations of Dr. Parr and Dr. Aimetti. Alex Aimetti, PhD, is Senior Director, Medical Education and Scientific Support at InVivo Therapeutics. InVivo is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials … Continue reading

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