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    InVivo Update

    • "On May 14, 2015, InVivo Therapeutics put out an update on the two patients enrolled in the company's pilot study with its Neuro-Spinal Scaffolding device."

    http://seekingalpha.com/article/3183...invivos-update

    Jeff
    Doh!

    #2
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...alk-again.html

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      #3
      Wish they would try it on a chronic ASIA-A

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        #4
        Awesome...guess what happened on the way to recovery!
        http://spinalcordresearchandadvocacy.wordpress.com/

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          #5
          That's a hell of a meet cute.

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            #6
            The 3rd patient has been treated now.

            http://www.beckersspine.com/spine/it...key-notes.html
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              #7
              James Guest, M.D., Ph.D., has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Guest is currently a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in Miami, FL."

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                #8
                Likely evaluating whether this fits with their stem cells or Schwann cells. both in early trials.

                Originally posted by paolocipolla View Post
                James Guest, M.D., Ph.D., has joined its Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Guest is currently a Professor of Neurological Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in Miami, FL."

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                  #9
                  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 30, 2015) – InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ has been added as a clinical site in the company’s ongoing pilot study of its investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in patients with acute spinal cord injury (SCI). Robert Heary, M.D., Professor of Neurological Surgery and Director of the Spine Center, has been named Principal Investigator at this site.

                  Is this the start of collaboration?
                  please . . .test what you already know; and give us what you have. we may not be dying, but we certainly are not living either

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                    #10
                    http://www.invivotherapeutics.com/pr...inal-scaffold/

                    InVivo Therapeutics Reports Significant Improvement of Second and Third Patients Implanted with Neuro-Spinal Scaffold

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                    - Third Patient Improves from Complete to Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury -

                    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 6, 2015) ? InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced a one- month post-implant update for the third study patient and a six-month post-implant update for the second study patient in the company?s ongoing pilot trial of its investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in patients with complete acute spinal cord injury.

                    In the time between implantation and the one-month post-injury assessment of the third study patient, the patient improved from a complete AIS A spinal cord injury to an incomplete AIS B spinal cord injury. The patient has regained sacral sensation with improved bladder function. Historically, fewer than 4% of patients with a high thoracic neurologic level of injury convert from AIS A to AIS B in the first month after injury. There were no reported serious adverse events associated with the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold.

                    The second patient demonstrated marked improvement in sensory function with partial sensation present five dermatome levels lower on the right side compared to the three-month assessment. This translates to regaining partial sensation from the lower ribs to the hip on the right. The patient continues to make meaningful progress in activities of daily living.

                    The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold was implanted in both patients by Dr. Dom Coric of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates, Chief of Neurosurgery at the Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte, NC. The study is being led at CMC by Dr. Coric and Dr. William Bockenek, Chief Medical Officer of Carolinas Rehabilitation and Chairman of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at CMC.

                    Dr. Coric said, ?I am very encouraged with the third patient?s neurologic recovery following successful implantation of the investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold.? Dr. Bockenek further stated, ?It is exciting and promising when a patient who is classified as a complete spinal cord injury becomes classified as incomplete. This is a relatively unusual occurrence and gives much more potential for further recovery.?

                    Mark Perrin, InVivo?s CEO, said, ?We are excited about the neurologic progress that each of our three study patients has made to date. It is particularly noteworthy that two of the patients improved rapidly

                    within the first month post-injury from a complete to incomplete spinal cord injury. Patient number one improved from AIS A to AIS C in one month which occurs in fewer than 5% of AIS A patients with T10- T12 injury, and patient number three exhibited improvement AIS A to AIS B which historically is observed in fewer than 4% of patients with a T4 injury. To date, the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been successfully implanted in three consecutive patients with no serious adverse events associated with either the scaffold or the surgical procedure. We look forward to continuing to follow these patients and expect to complete enrollment of the remaining two patients in our pilot trial within the coming months.?

                    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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                      #11
                      just wondering; does anyone have any idea when they plan to attempt their technology in chronics
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                        #12
                        Originally posted by lunasicc42 View Post
                        just wondering; does anyone have any idea when they plan to attempt their technology in chronics
                        speaking of the devil, I found this fresh release, similar to Manouli's post...

                        3rd spinal cord injury patient with InVivo's Neuro-Spinal Scaffold improving: 5 key updates

                        Written by Laura Dyrda | Monday, 06 July 2015 00:00

                        InVivo Therapeutics reported one-month postoperative implant updates for the third patient who underwent surgery for spinal cord injury with the company's Neuro-Spinal Scaffold.
                        Here are five quick updates:

                        1. In the month between implantation and follow-up, the patient improved from a complete AIS A spinal cord injury to an incomplete AIS B spinal cord injury. Fewer than 4 percent of patients with high thoracic neurologic level of injury make this conversion in the first month.

                        2. The patient regained sacral sensation and reported improved bladder function. The second patient treated showed improved sensory function with partial sensation present in five dermatome levels lower on the right side compared to the three month assessment.

                        3. There weren't any reported serious adverse events associated with the implant.

                        4. Dom Coric, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates implanted both the second and third patients participating in the study trial. The second patient continues to make meaningful progress toward daily living at three months.

                        5. To date, the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold has been implanted successfully in three consecutive patients without adverse events for either the scaffold or surgical procedure and the company plans to add two more patients to the pilot trial.

                        "I am very encouraged with the third patient's neurologic recovery following successful implantation of the investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold," said William Bockenek, MD, chief medical officer of Carolinas Rehabilitation and co-leader of the study.


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                          #13
                          Originally posted by lunasicc42 View Post
                          just wondering; does anyone have any idea when they plan to attempt their technology in chronics
                          I don't have any inside information but I sure like the fact that InVivo is in the same building as Wise Young now.

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                            #14
                            Same thing I'm wondering. If this is proved to be safe and shows improvements in acute, why not try it in chronics as well?

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Silvio GS View Post
                              Same thing I'm wondering. If this is proved to be safe and shows improvements in acute, why not try it in chronics as well?
                              My wild guess is that Invivo thinks we chronics are too stupid to cure. Why else would they not be testing us right now?
                              Last edited by Nowhere Man; 7 Jul 2015, 10:51 PM.

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