PROMISING TREATMENT FOR PARALYSIS PATIENTS

InVivo treats nerve cells within the spinal cord

Conventional treatment focuses on repairing a fractured spine with rods and screws, but it doesn’t address the spinal cord itself, which relays electrical impulses from the brain to the body. Imaging studies show that cell death in the spinal cord generally spreads even as patients recover. InVivo’s device, called the neuro-spinal scaffold, is a tiny cylindrical implant made of biodegradable plastic fibers. It supports nerve cells like a trellis, directing their growth where needed.