|Invivo Therapeutics confirms huge improvement of Second and Third Patients done with Neuro-Spinal Scaffold|
|By David Fowler|
|Monday, 06 July 2015 16:34|
Invivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:NVIV) has confirmed an update for one-month post-implant for third study patient as well as six-month post-implant update for second study patient in present pilot trial of investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold in patients having acute spinal cord injury.
The duration between one-month post-injury and implantation of third study patient ensured full AIS A spinal cord injury to unfulfilled AIS B spinal cord injury.
The patient got sacral sensation having an improved bladder function. Earlier less than 4% of patients with high thoracic neurologic level of injury changed from AIS A to AIS B in first month after injury.
The second patient showed improvement in sensory function with little sensation existing in five dermatome levels lesser on right side vis-a-vis three-month assessment.
The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold was done in patients by Dr. Dom Coric of Carolina Neurosurgery as well as Spine Associates, Chief of Neurosurgery at the Carolinas Medical Center (CMC) in Charlotte, NC.
The study is driven by Dr. Coric as well as Dr. William Bockenek, Chief Medical Officer of Carolinas Rehabilitation.
Coric opined that he is encouraged with third patients neurologic recovery after implantation of investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold.
On the other hand, Dr. Bockenek added that it is promising when a patient who is defined in complete spinal cord injury gets categorised as incomplete.
Mark Perrin, InVivos CEO, opined that the firm is excited about neurologic progress which each of the three study patients has done till now.
It is noteworthy that two patients showed fast improvement within first month post-injury from full to incomplete spinal cord injury.
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