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BioArctic Receives Regulatory Approval in Finland for a Clinical Study in Patients With Complete Spinal Cord Injury posted Thursday, 12 July 2018
STOCKHOLM, July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BioArctic AB (publ) (Nasdaq Stockholm: BIOA B) announced today that the company has received approval by Fimea, the Finnish Medicines Agency, and Valvira, the Finnish authority for medical device, as well as the local ethics committee for inclusion of Finnish patients in BioArctic's ongoing clinical Phase 1/2 study with SC0806. The candidate product is a combination of a medical device (implant) and a medicinal product (FGF1) for patients with complete spinal cord injury. This approval means that BioArctic has received approvals in all the countries planned to participate in the study, i.e. Sweden, Estonia, Norway and now Finland...
Category: Clinical Trials


Researchers repair acute spinal cord injury in monkeys posted Wednesday, 06 June 2018
Spinal cord injuries are among the most severe and difficult-to-treat medical conditions, usually resulting in permanent disability including loss of muscle function, sensation and autonomic functions. Medical research is now on the cusp of treating severe spinal cord injuries by inducing the repair of spinal nerves, and scientists have made strides in recent years with rodents and primates...
Category: Clinical Trials


In a Break with Dogma, Myelin Boosts Neuron Growth in Spinal Cord Injuries posted Friday, 25 May 2018
Recovery after severe spinal cord injury is notoriously fraught, with permanent paralysis often the result. In recent years, researchers have increasingly turned to stem cell-based therapies as a potential method for repairing and replacing damaged nerve cells. They have struggled, however, to overcome numerous innate barriers, including myelin, a mixture of insulating proteins and lipids that helps speed impulses through adult nerve fibers but also inhibits neuronal growth...
Category: Clinical Trials


UCLA researchers improve hand, arm mobility in paralysis patients posted Wednesday, 16 May 2018
UCLA researchers have partially restored hand and arm function in paralysis patients without performing surgery. In a study published in April, UCLA neuroscientists demonstrated a new technique to improve motor function in patients with severe spinal cord injuries. The researchers stimulated the spinal cord with electricity to help paralysis patients regain control over their hands and arms. Since the therapy is noninvasive, the researchers suggest their method may be easier to use and more affordable than other treatments, such as surgery…
Category: Clinical Trials


Noninvasive spinal stimulation method enables paralyzed people to regain use of hands, study finds posted Saturday, 28 April 2018
The ability to perform simple daily tasks can make a big difference in people's lives, especially for those with spinal cord injuries. A UCLA-led team of scientists reports that six people with severe spinal cord injuries—three of them completely paralyzed—have regained use of their hands and fingers for the first time in years after undergoing a nonsurgical, noninvasive spinal stimulation procedure the researchers developed...
Category: Clinical Trials


People With Spinal Injuries Are Regaining Use of Their Limbs in an Amazing Way posted Monday, 02 April 2018
Brian Gomez has his  fingers wrapped around a small bar attached to three short springs in a rectangular metal frame. It’s similar to the handlebar brake lever of a dirt bike, like the one Gomez was riding in 2011 that malfunctioned, causing a crash that left him paralyzed below the neck. He’s trying to close his hand, but the bar doesn’t budge. Then a switch is flipped, and tiny electrodes implanted on his spinal cord begin firing. “It’s like a fluid shock going through” his body, he says. Gomez straightens in his wheelchair. His forearm twitches, and his grip tightens. The metal bar moves...
Category: Clinical Trials


Robotic treatment for patients with spinal injuries newly available posted Friday, 16 March 2018
A “revolutionary” new robotic treatment for patients who have suffered spinal cord injuries, first developed in Japan, is now available in the U.S. It will be rolled out at Brooks Rehabilitation, a post-acute provider in Jacksonville, FL, which is partnering with Cyberdyne Inc., out of Japan. Together, they're rolling out robotic legs called “Hybrid Assistive Limb” at the Brooks Sybernic Treatment Center...
Category: Clinical Trials


Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted posted Saturday, 10 March 2018
A trauma to the spinal cord, quickly leads to a progressive loss of nerve tissue. This not only affects the injured area, but over time affects also other parts of the spinal cord and even the brain...
Category: Clinical Trials


Revolutionary Robotic Treatment For Patients With Spinal Cord Injuries Now Available In United States posted Friday, 09 March 2018
Brooks Rehabilitation, an industry leader in post-acute physical rehabilitation, announced today its partnership with Japanese medical and social innovation company, CYBERDYNE, INC., to introduce and make available the world’s first advanced robotic treatment device that has been shown to improve a patient’s ability to walk...
Category: Clinical Trials


Central Minn. woman first patient in clinical trial to help people with spinal cord injuries posted Friday, 09 March 2018
CROSSLAKE, Minn.—Since a sleepwalking accident 11 years ago at her Crosslake home, Kathy Allen has lived life paralyzed from the waist down. But she never gave up hope that her condition would improve one day. After all those years, Allen recently shared groundbreaking results as the first patient in the E-STAND (Epidural Stimulation After Neurologic Damage) clinical trial...
Category: Clinical Trials

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