Calgary centre added as new Canadian InVivo Therapeutics INSPIRE study site

InVivo Therapeutics' neuro-spinal scaffold
InVivo Therapeutics’ neuro-spinal scaffold

The Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary has been added as a Canadian clinical site for InVivo Therapeutics’ 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).

According to a company release, the Foothills Medical Centre is the largest hospital in Alberta, providing advanced healthcare services to over two million people from Calgary and southern Alberta, the Northwestern United States, Southeastern British Columbia, and southern Saskatchewan.

“InVivo’s Neuro-Spinal Scaffold is one of the more innovative approaches to treating acute spinal cord injury in recent history and we look forward to being a part of the INSPIRE study,” says Steven Casha, assistant professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences and principal investigator at the study site.

There are now 24 clinical sites participating in the clinical study:

Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, USA

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St Louis, USA

Ben Taub Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Barrow Neurological Institute – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, USA

Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates/Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, USA

Cooper Neurological Institute, Camden, USA

Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Canada

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine/Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, Indianapolis, USA

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA

Keck Hospital of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, USA

Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, USA

Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, USA

Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, USA

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, USA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA

Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Canada

University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, USA

University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, USA

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, USA

University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, USA

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, USA

University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, USA

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, USA