The Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, USA has been added as a clinical site for The INSPIRE study, according to an InVivo press release.
Vidant Medical Center is the only level one trauma centre in eastern North Carolina and is the primary teaching hospital for the East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine.
“We are quite excited to take part in a study that has the potential to change the standard of care for acute, traumatic spinal cord injury,” says Stuart Lee, a Vidant Medical Group neurosurgeon and the site’s principal investigator.
There are now 16 clinical sites participating in the US clinical study:
- Banner University Medical Center, Tucson
- Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St Louis
- Barrow Neurological Institute – St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix
- Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates/Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte
- Cooper Neurological Institute, Camden
- Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine /Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, Indianapolis
- Keck Hospital of University of Southern California, Los Angeles
- Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee
- Mount Sinai Hospital, New York
- Oregon Health & Science University, Portland
- Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark
- University of California/Davis Medical Center, Sacramento
- University of California/San Diego Medical Center, San Diego
- University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, Pittsburgh
- Vidant Medical Center, Greenville
The INSPIRE study is also known as the InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic AIS (American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale) A Spinal Cord Injury.