Institut Guttmann

Neurorehabilitation hospital

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Neuroreparation and advanced therapies

Head of program: Dr. Joan Vidal

Researchers:  Dr. Jesús Benito, Dr. Gerardo Conesa, Dr. Guillermo García, Dr. Hatice Kumru, Dr. Xavier Navarro


Position our Institute as a national and international reference center for clinical phases of translational research in clinical trials, advanced therapies and regenerative medicine applied to spinal cord injury (SCI) and acquired brain damage (ACD).

Program Goals

  1. Promote the development of clinical trials in neuroregenerative operations.
  2. Develop multimodal neuromodulation strategies combined with intensive robot-assisted training.
  3. Develop a biodatabase of information derived from typification of patients at clinical (functional and structural) and subclinical level (neurophysiological and structural, through structural and functional and genetic neuroimaging) that serves for selection of candidates for this type of study.

Ongoing Projects

NISCI - Multicenter, multinational, placebo controlled phase II study for the safety and preliminary efficacy of intrathecal ATI355 in patients with acute cervical spinal cord injury.

Project typology: European Competitive
Funding Entity: European Commission
Principal investigator: Dr. Jesús Benito
Execution: 2016-2020
Code: 681094
Subsidy amount: 158.718€

CERMOD-ERANet-Neuron. Non-invasive electrical stimulation of the cervical spinal cord to facilitate arm and hand functional recovery in incomplete traumatic cervical spinal cord injured patients.  

Code: AC16/00050

Project typology: National Competitive
Funding Entity: Instituto de Salud Carlos III ISCIII (European Commission)
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joan Vidal
Execution: 2017-2019
Subsidy amount: 91.355€
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional

RED TERCEL - Cell therapy network.

Code: RD16/0011/0036

Project typology: Networks
Funding Entity:  Instituto de Salud Carlos III
Principal Investigator: Dr. Joan Vidal
Execution: 2013-2020
Subsidy amount: 4.708€
Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional

Recovery of arm and hand movements in patients with cervical spinal cord injury through spinal electrical neuromodulation assisted with an arm exoskeleton.

Project typology:  National, Competitive NGO
Funding Entity: Fundació La Marató TV3
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jesús Benito
Execution: 2018-2020
Code: 201713.31
Subsidy amount: 112.585€
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