CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV) announced today that Thomas Ulich, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer, will present at the annual Partnering Forum, part of the Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa to be held October 7-9 at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel in La Jolla, CA. The company’s presentation will be on Wednesday, October 7 at 11:00 AM (PDT). A live webcast will be available at http://stemcellmeetingonthemesa.com/webcast/.
Co-hosted by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM), the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, the 2015 Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference featuring the program’s two-day Partnering Forum, the Public Forum lecture, and a full-day scientific symposium.
Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa is expected to attract nearly 800 attendees, including leading cell therapy, gene therapy, and tissue engineering companies, large pharma and biotech, industry investors, and major academic research institutions.
Dr. Ulich said, “For several years now, InVivo Research has focused on the development of a novel treatment paradigm for chronic spinal cord injury patients, namely, the delivery of neural stem cells capable of neuronal differentiation on a bio-resorbable scaffold. This meeting will allow us to meet with other leaders in the field as we advance toward the clinic.”
About the Neuro-Spinal Scaffold™
Following an acute spinal cord injury, the biodegradable Neuro-Spinal Scaffold is surgically implanted at the epicenter of the wound and is designed to act as a physical substrate for nerve sprouting. Appositional healing to spare spinal cord tissue, decreased post-traumatic cyst formation, and decreased spinal cord tissue pressure have been demonstrated in preclinical models of spinal cord contusion injury. The Neuro-Spinal Scaffold, an investigational device, has received a Humanitarian Use Device (HUD) designation and is currently being studied in an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) pilot study for the treatment of patients with complete (AIS A) traumatic acute spinal cord injury.
About InVivo Therapeutics
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. is a research and clinical-stage biomaterials and biotechnology company with a focus on treatment of spinal cord injuries. The company was founded in 2005 with proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, Sc.D., Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who then was at Boston Children’s Hospital and who now is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, the company earned the David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. In 2015, the company’s investigational Neuro-Spinal Scaffold received the 2015 Becker’s Healthcare Spine Device Award. The publicly-traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, MA. For more details, visit www.invivotherapeutics.com.