Thomas Jefferson University Hospital named as new clinical site for INSPIRE study


The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, USA, has been added to the list of clinical sites now participating in Invivo’s INSPIRE study.

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in affiliation with the Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, is designated as one of the nation’s 14 Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Model Systems Centers by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). James Harrop, professor of Neurological Surgery and co-director for Adult Reconstructive Spine, has been named principal investigator at the site.

 “Jefferson has established a deep-seated commitment to serving spinal cord injury patients, and we are thrilled to be taking part in InVivo’s novel clinical trial,” Harrop says.

The INSPIRE study (InVivo Study of Probable Benefit of the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold for Safety and Neurologic Recovery in Subjects with Complete Thoracic American Spinal Injury Association Impairment Scale (AIS) A Spinal Cord Injury) is currently involving 18 US clinical sites:

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

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia

University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento

University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego

University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville

University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, Pittsburgh

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville