InVivo Therapeutics has enrolled a sixth patient into its INSPIRE study at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, USA. The implantation was performed by Wilson Z Ray, an associate professor of Neurosurgery at the hospital, and a member of the INSPIRE study Steering Committee.
The principlal investigator of the INSPIRE (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) at this site is Paul Santiago.
“We were able to get the patient into the operating room in such an expeditious manner thanks to the experienced trauma and neurosurgical teams at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital,” Ray says. “The implantation procedure was straightforward and the patient is recovering well. I look forward to following the patient’s progress.”