InVivo Therapeutics to Hold Inaugural Langer Summit on Neurotrauma
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV:$2.35,00$0.06,002.62%) , a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI), today announced the inaugural Langer Summit on Neurotrauma being held in North Falmouth, MA from July 6 – 8, 2012. The Summit is being chaired by InVivo Therapeutics (NVIV:$2.35,00$0.06,002.62%) co-founder Robert S. Langer, ScD, the David H. Koch Institute Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The meeting will bring together researchers from across the world to address the challenges faced by interventions being developed for spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions. Participants will discuss the options to move recent innovations like InVivo’s scaffold technology and delivery systems into the clinic.
“This first summit is an exciting opportunity for our scientists to interact with other researchers focused on spinal cord injury and related disorders,” said InVivo Medical Director, Jonathan Slotkin, MD. “We look forward to not only sharing thoughts and breakthroughs related to our first product for SCI with leaders in our industry, but also to further developing our hydrogel treatment for back and leg pain for which we recently engaged the FDA. To our knowledge, this is the first summit of its kind devoted to furthering the use of biomaterial scaffold technology for nervous system injury, cancer, and chronic pain.”
The summit will also be used as a platform to establish an annual grant that will be given by InVivo to inventors developing new treatments for the neurotrauma industry. The award will serve to stimulate innovation and cutting-edge ideas in the fields of neuroprotection and regeneration.
About InVivo Therapeutics (NVIV:$2.35,00$0.06,002.62%)
InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV:$2.35,00$0.06,002.62%) is focused on utilizing polymers as a platform technology to develop treatments to improve function in individuals paralyzed as a result of traumatic spinal cord injury. The company was founded in 2005 on the basis of proprietary technology co-invented by Robert Langer, ScD. Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Joseph P. Vacanti, M.D., who is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2011, the company earned the prestigious David S. Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for its outstanding contribution to spinal cord injury medicine. The publicly traded company is headquartered in Cambridge, Mass. For more details, visit www.invivotherapeutics.com.
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