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June 26, 2014
08:32 EDTNVIVInvivo announces BNI as third clinical trial site for neuro-spinal scaffold
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings announced that a third clinical site, the Barrow Neurological Institute, or BNI, in Phoenix, AZ, is now open for enrollment for patients with acute spinal cord injury. The first clinical site, The University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson, AZ, was approved in April of this year under the direction of Principal Investigator Ali A. Baaj, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director, Spinal Neurosurgery Program at The University of Arizona Medical Center. A second clinical site, the Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte, NC, opened for enrollment in May of this year. Dom Coric, MD, of Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, Chief of Neurosurgery at Carolinas Medical Center, and William L. Bockenek, MD, head of Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, are Co-Principal Investigators. This is the company’s first clinical study of its investigational degradable polymer Neuro-Spinal Scaffold. The pilot study has been approved by the FDAand is intended to capture preliminary safety and effectiveness data of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in five subjects with acute thoracic spinal cord injury. InVivo then expects to conduct a pivotal study to obtain FDA approval to commence commercialization under a Humanitarian Device Exemption.
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February 3, 2016
08:05 EDTNVIVInVivo says UCSD Medical Center new site for INSPIRE study
InVivo Therapeutics announced that University of California, San Diego Medical Center has been added as a clinical site for The INSPIRE Study: InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS A Spinal Cord Injury. UC San Diego Medical Center, located in Hillcrest, has 390 beds and is one of only two Level I Trauma Centers in San Diego County. Joseph Ciacci, M.D., Clinical Professor of Surgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine and Chief of Neurosurgery at the Veteran Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, has been named Principal Investigator at the site.

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