Microbot Medical Announces Successful Completion of Pre-Clinical Study Performed at Washington University in St. Louis
“In this study we tested the material and structure properties of Microbot’s SCS™ catheters surgically implanted into juvenile pigs with hydrocephalus,” said Dr. McAllister. “The safety profile of the Microbot SCS™ was compared to results from a pig that received a standard (commercial) catheter commonly used for the clinical treatment of hydrocephalus as well as from pigs that received no treatments for hydrocephalus. We are encouraged by the fact that these initial observations, made in a clinically-relevant model of hydrocephalus, suggest that the cellular response to the Microbot SCS™ is confined to the normal foreign body reaction and is no different than the response to a standard implanted CSF drainage catheter. With these results, we can now move to the next stage to evaluate both the safety and effectiveness of activated SCS™ devices.”
“In the past two weeks we have successfully completed the two studies to support the next development phase of our SCSTM product, which demonstrate the continued execution of significant milestones by the Company,” commented
Dr. McAllister is a leading authority in the field of research aimed at identifying clinical treatments for hydrocephalus, and for the last 30 years his laboratory has maintained a comprehensive interdisciplinary translational research program whose ultimate goal is to improve clinical treatments for hydrocephalus.
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