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KEY PUBLICATIONS

News

May 22, 2014
SPR Therapeutics Receives Red Herring Top 100 Award

May 14, 2014
National Institutes of Health Awards SPR Therapeutics $2.9 Million Grant To Study Treatment for Pain After Stroke

February 6, 2014
SPR Therapeutics featured on a NPR news story: A More Direct Way to Treat Pain is Being Developed in Cleveland. 

December 6, 2013
Using Ultrasound to Guide Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulator Implants; Presented by Marc Huntoon, MD at the 17 Annual Meeting of the North American Neuromodulation Society, Las Vegas, Nevada.

November 24, 2013
A Unique Lead Designed For PNS Enables Percutaneous, Ultrasound-Guided Insertion To Provide Pain Relief With Stimulation Of Major Nerve Trunks. Poster presented by Leonardo Kapural, MD, PhD at the ASRA Annual Pain Medicine Meeting, Phoenix Arizona.

November 22, 2013
SPR’s Smartpatch Percutaneous PNS System Receives Australian Regulatory Approval

August 25, 2013
Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) for Relief of Phantom and Residual Limb Pain. Presented by Josh Boggs, PhD at the 20th Annual Napa Pain Conference, 2013.

August 23, 2013 
Napa Pain Conference—Percutaneous PNS: A New Arrow in the Quiver for Pain Specialists; Dr’s Hunter Peckham, John Chae and Leo Kapural present SPR ’s design, mechanisms and clinical results.

June 14, 2013
SPR Therapeutics, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, NDI Medical, and Valtronic Technologies, Receives $3 Million from Ohio Third Frontier Commission

June 12, 2013  
Intramuscular Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Compared to Usual Care for Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial; Presented by Richard Wilson, MD at The 11th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society, Berlin, Germany.

May 23, 2013
Maria Bennett presents the Smartpatch System at the Neurotech Investing & Partnering Conference

April 26, 2013
SPR featured in Medtech Insight article focused on emerging peripheral nerve technologies

January 24, 2013
SPR Therapeutics Receives CE Mark for Smartpatch PNS System

January 8, 2013
SPR Therapeutics Raises $5 Million Series A

October 3, 2012
SPR Therapeutics & NDI Medical Awarded $2.77 Million Grant

September 20, 2012
SPR™ Therapeutics Receives FDA Approval For Pivotal Study Of SMARTPATCH™ Peripheral Nerve Stimulation System

May 26, 2012
Cleveland firm invents a patch that fights shoulder pain

March 15, 2012
Medical device firms go to India to explore burgeoning healthcare market

March 7, 2012
SPR Therapeutics’ Micropulse IPG Featured In Bloomberg Article on Advances in Human Augmentation

January 18, 2012
SPR Therapeutics raises $2.2 million in its series A round of investment

January 18, 2012
Maria Bennett featured in Crain’s Cleveland Business “Who to Watch: Technology”

November 1, 2011
Maria Bennett featured in JumpStart’s Annual Community Report

October 17, 2011
John Chae, MD, SPR’s Chief Medical Advisor, elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

October 14, 2011
World’s First Implantation of SPR System for Chronic Pain

September 6, 2011
Maria Bennett featured in Inside Business Magazine’s online series “2011 Entrepreneur’s Toolkit”

June 6, 2011
SPR Therapeutics featured in June issue of CBC magazine

May 21-26, 2011
John Chae, MD presents results of SPR-sponsored clinical study on post-stroke shoulder pain and Vu Nguyen, MD presents results of first use of SPR’s implantable technology at 10th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society (INS) Meeting in London

May 5, 2011
SPR Therapeutics technology to tap into $150B pain market

April 26, 2011
SPR Therapeutics secures $250,000 JumpStart investment.  Story featured in MedCity News and Crain’s Cleveland Business.

April 16, 2011
John Chae, MD presents results of SPR-sponsored clinical study on post-stroke shoulder pain at the Association for Academic Physiatrists (AAP) Annual Meeting in Phoenix

April 11, 2011
SPR Therapeutics and its plans to commercialize the Smartpatch System featured in MedCity News article

February 9, 2011
SPR Therapeutics awarded $100,000 from the Lorain County Community College Foundation Innovation Fund

December 4, 2010
John Chae, MD presents results of SPR-sponsored clinical study on post-stroke shoulder pain at 14th Annual North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Meeting in Las Vegas

August 2, 2010
Phase I SBIR awarded to fund study on post-stroke shoulder pain

June 17, 2010
IDE Approved Feasibility Clinical Study on Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Post-Amputation Pain Initiated and Actively Enrolling Subjects

May 17, 2010
Phase II SBIR awarded to fund and advance the development of our Smartpatch PNS System

March 25, 2010
IDE Approved Pilot Commercialization Clinical Study on Implantable Electrical Stimulation for the Treatment of Post-Stroke Shoulder Pain Initiated and Actively Enrolling Subjects

September 4, 2009
Phase I SBIR awarded to fund study on post-amputation pain

July 15, 2009
Biomedical engineer knows her technology and her business

Key Publications

Wilson, R.D., et al., Peripheral nerve stimulation compared with usual care for pain relief of hemiplegic shoulder pain: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil, 2014. 93(1): p. 17-28.

Rauck RL, Cohen SP, Gilmore CA, North JM, Kapural L, Zang RH, Grill JH, Boggs JW. Treatment of Post-Amputation Pain with Peripheral Nerve Stimulation. Neuromodulation. 2014 Feb;17(2):188-97

Stolzenberg D, Siu G, Cruz E. Current and future interventions for glenohumeral subluxation in hemiplegia secondary to stroke. Top Stroke Rehabil. 2012; 19(5):444-56.

Chae J, Wilson RD, Bennett ME, Lechman TE, Stager KW. Single-Lead Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Case Series. Pain Pract. 2013 Jan;13(1):59-67

Rauck RL, Kapural L, Cohen SP, North JM, Gilmore CA, Zang RH, Boggs, JW. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Postamputation Pain: A Case Report. Pain Pract. 2012 Nov;12(8):649-55.

Wilson RD, Bennett ME, Lechman TE, Stager KW, Chae J. Single-lead Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain: A Case Report. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol 92(5): 837-40, May 2011.

Chae J, Ng A, Yu DT, et al. Intramuscular Electrical Stimulation for Shoulder Pain in Hemiplegia: Does Time From Stroke Onset Predict Treatment Success? Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2007;16:16.

Chae J, Yu DT, Walker ME, et al. Intramuscular electrical stimulation for hemiplegic shoulder pain: a 12-month follow-up of a multiple-center, randomized clinical trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Nov 2005;84(11):832-842.

Yu DT, Chae J, Walker ME, et al. Intramuscular neuromuscular electrical stimulation for post-stroke shoulder pain: A multi-center randomized clinical trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2004;85:695-704.

Renzenbrink GJ, IJzerman MJ. Percutaneous neuromuscular electrical stimulation (P-NMES) for treating shoulder pain in chronic hemiplegia. Effects on shoulder pain and quality of life. Clinical Rehabilitation. 2004; 18:359-365.

Chae J, Yu D, Walker M. Percutaneous, intramuscular neuromuscular electrical stimulation for the treatment of shoulder subluxation and pain in chronic hemiplegia: a case report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. Apr 2001;80(4):296-301.

Yu DT, Chae J, Walker ME, Fang ZP. Percutaneous intramuscular neuromuscular electric stimulation for the treatment of shoulder subluxation and pain in patients with chronic hemiplegia: a pilot study. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(1):20-25.

Yu DT, Chae J, Walker ME, Hart RL, Petroski GF. Comparing stimulation-induced pain during percutaneous (intramuscular) and transcutaneous neuromuscular electric stimulation for treating shoulder subluxation in hemiplegia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2001;82(6):756-760.