CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that the abstract “Demonstration of a Proof-of-Concept Device for Delivering Bioengineered Neural Stem Cell Trails to the Spinal Cord” has been accepted for presentation at the 2016 Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) Americas Annual Conference and Exhibition, to be held December 11-14, 2016 in San Diego, CA. Artem Kutikov, Ph.D., Research Scientist, will be giving the poster presentation. The abstract is co-authored Dr. Kutikov, Richard Layer, Ph.D., Simon Moore, Ph.D., Alex Aimetti, Ph.D., Christoph Hofstetter, M.D., Ph.D., James Guest, M.D., Ph.D., and Thomas Ulich, M.D.
“Demonstration of a Proof-of-Concept Device for Delivering Bioengineered Neural Stem Cell Trails to the Spinal Cord”
Mark Perrin, InVivo’s CEO and Chairman, said, “This presentation describes the design and validation of the TrailMaker™, a proof-of-concept device capable of producing longitudinal cellular transplants in the spinal cord of animal models. The current version of the TrailMaker will only be used preclinically, but this prototype device will inform and enable the design of the next generation device that we hope to study in the clinic in order to help those with chronic spinal cord injuries.”
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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