InVivo Therapeutics Announces Allegheny General Hospital As New Site For INSPIRE Study

InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) today announced that Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) in Pittsburgh, PA, part of Allegheny Health Network, has been added as a clinical site for The 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. Surgeries will be performed at AGH, which treats more than 24,000 inpatients each year. AGH was the first hospital in the region to receive designation as a Level I Shock Trauma Center, which is the highest designation available.

"My research interests lie at the intersection of neuro-oncology and spinal disorders. While we routinely enter the spinal cord to remove tumors, the INSPIRE study is the first opportunity that affords us the ability to enter the spinal cord in trauma cases. I look forward to being a part of this study, which has the potential to change the standard of care," said Terrence Julien, M.D., System Director of Surgical Neuro-Oncology, System Co-Director of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Principal Investigator at the study site.

Mark Perrin, InVivo's CEO and Chairman, said, "We are pleased to welcome Dr. Julien and his team at Allegheny General Hospital to the INSPIRE study. We continue to add quality sites like AGH and look forward to adding more in the near future."

There are now 26 clinical sites participating in the clinical study:
  • Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Banner University Medical Center, Tucson, AZ
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
  • Barrow Neurological Institute - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Ben Taub Hospital/Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
  • Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates/Carolinas Rehabilitation, Charlotte, NC
  • Cooper Neurological Institute, Camden, NJ
  • Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine/Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Keck Hospital of University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
  • Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY
  • Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
  • University of California, Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA
  • University of California, San Diego Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS
  • University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, KY
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, PA
  • University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA
  • Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

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