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Case Western Reserve University, in Collaboration with NDI Medical, SPR Therapeutics and Valtronic Technologies, Receives $3 Million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission
Date:6/14/2013

m neurological diseases and injuries and introduce the technology into clinical practice. The neurodevice technology platform, developed by Peckham and his team at the FES Center, uses neurostimulation implantable devices to stimulate muscles paralyzed by spinal damage, and will be applied to enable individuals to move their arms or legs, control their bowel and bladder and more.

“We are thrilled to receive this grant, as it will enable our neurodevice technology platform to reach and benefit those suffering from the loss of muscle function due to spinal cord injury, people with chronic pain and eventually many others who need solutions to neurological conditions,” Peckham said. “These neurostimulation implantable devices are designed to help patients regain a greater degree of independence and dramatically improve their quality of life.”

“SPR Therapeutics will be the first company to commercialize this technology for multiple areas of chronic pain,” stated Maria Bennett, the company’s president and CEO. “We anticipate more neurotech companies will be founded in Ohio to further commercialize Dr. Peckham’s platform technology for a broad range of indications.”

About Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Founded in 1843, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine is the largest medical research institution in Ohio and is among the nation's top medical schools for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. The School of Medicine is recognized throughout the international medical community for outstanding achievements in teaching. The School's innovative and pioneering Western Reserve curriculum interweaves four themes--research and scholarship, clinical mastery, leadership, and civic professionalism--to prepare students for the practice of evidence-based medicine in the rapidly changing health care environment of the 21st century. Eleven Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with the school.'/>"/>

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