St Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada, joins InVivo Therapeutics’ INSPIRE study

InVivo Therapeutics’ Neuro-spinal scaffold

The St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto 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).

The St Michael’s Hospital is InVivo’s second site in Toronto and sees over 70,000 emergency visits annually.

“My research focuses on engineering applications to neurosurgical procedures with the goal of improving safety and outcome for patients. The INSPIRE study holds much promise for this large unmet medical need and I look forward to participating,” says Howard Ginsberg, assistant professor in the Department of Surgery and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, and principal investigator at the study site.

There are now 28 clinical sites participating in the clinical study:

Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, USA

Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, USA

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

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

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

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, 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

St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada

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 Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, 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