Category Archives: Biomaterials

Translation of Biomaterial Based Therapies for Spinal Cord Injury – Dr. Alex Aimetti

Dr. Aimetti talks about the clinical and pre-clinical advancements made by InVivo Therapeutics to develop treatments for acute and chronic spinal cord injury. Alex Aimetti, PhD, is Senior Director, Medical Education and Scientific Support at InVivo Therapeutics. InVivo is a … Continue reading

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Monkeys Regain Control Of Paralyzed Legs With Help Of An Implant

A few months ago, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch emerged from a 10-hour surgery that she hadn’t done before. “Most of my patients are humans,” says Bloch, who works at the Lausanne University Hospital in Switzerland. This patient was a rhesus macaque. … Continue reading

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The STIMO study now begins human clinical trial recruiting for SCI

STIMO is a First-in-Man (FIM) study to confirm the safety and feasibility of a closed-loop Epidural Electrical Stimulation (EES) in combination with over ground robot assisted rehabilitation training for patients with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury (SCI). Clinical Trial LINK … Continue reading

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Rice scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords

The combination of graphene nanoribbons made with a process developed at Rice University and a common polymer could someday be of critical importance to healing damaged spinal cords in people, according to Rice chemist James Tour. The Tour lab has … Continue reading

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Engineering a spinal cord repair kit at MIT – Science Nation

Miles O’Brien, Science Nation Correspondent & Ann Kellan, Science Nation Producer “Polina Anikeeva hopes to one day be able to regenerate the spinal cord to restore movement for paralyzed people or possibly bypass the spinal cord altogether with a device … Continue reading

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‘Bionic spine’ could enable paralysed patients to walk using subconscious thought

Australian scientists hope that a tiny device just 3cm long and a few millimeters wide will enable paralyzed patients to walk again by allowing them to control exoskeletons or bionic limbs with the power of subconscious thought. The new device, … Continue reading

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Robert Langer explains polymer scaffold/neural stem cell combo for SCI at NAE

Robert S. Langer David H. Kock Institute Professor Massachusetts Institute of Technology NAE Annual Meeting 2015, plenary speaker The Langer Lab LINK National Academy of Engineering

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WSCS: Spinal Cord Injury – Clinical Pathways and The Challenge of SCI to the Stem Cell Field

Evan Snyder, Ph.D. UCSD Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute We believe the study of stem cell biology will provide insights into many areas: developmental biology, homeostasis in the normal adult, and recovery from injury. Indeed, past and current research … Continue reading

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Innovation Corner Startup Pitch: Vincent Delattre of G-Therapeutics

Vincent Delattre, Co-Founder, G-Therapeutics, Switzerland G-Therapeutics is developing an implantable stimulation system and a robot-assisted training program to rehabilitate individuals with spinal cord injury. By enabling nervous system rewiring, the therapy is expected to help paralysed people walk again. The … Continue reading

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InVivo Therapeutics update on preclinical Bioengineered Neural Trails™ for chronic SCI

This short video explains the “preclinical” stage work at InVivo for chronic SCI. Read about the newly announced patents HERE InVivo Pipeline Information LINK We are devoting significant resources to advancing our Bioengineered Neural Trails program for the 276,000 patients … Continue reading

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