Every day, we read in the newspapers about breakthrough medical solutions and discoveries. Most of them are years away from standard medical practices. We tend to forget about them.
- Thousands of scientists around the world are involved in research to find treatments for spinal cord injury. The recent publications in Nature and Nature Neuroscience from Prof. Grégoire Courtine and his team is different because his approach has demonstrated for the first time a functional and long-lasting recovery, even in absence of stimulation. Moreover, he has founded GTX medical, a company that is developing a device designed for providing this therapy to people with spinal cord injury. Over 50 engineers and scientists in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and Lausanne (Switzerland) are developing this product with:
- Optimized paddle lead to stimulate targeted regions of the spinal cord,
- Novel electronics with precise timing to adjust the mild electrical pulses, and
- A simple remote control for easy everyday use.