CLEVELAND, Ohio — Case Western Reserve University has licensed to a Pennsylvania company the right to make and sell three types of electrodes and a control unitÂ used by researchers to do theirÂ neuromodulation work.
Ardiem Medical Inc., an implantableÂ medical device makerÂ in Indiana, Pa., gets the nonexclusive right to makeÂ intramuscular recording and stimulating electrodes,Â epimysialÂ recording and stimulating electrodes, spiral cuff peripheral nerve electrodes, and a universal external control unit developed by the university’s Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Cleveland Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Center, according to a release.
Additional details of the agreement were not disclosed.
TheÂ Cleveland FES Center, aÂ consortium that includes MetroHealth System and the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center,Â as well as Case Western Reserve, is pioneering clinical use ofÂ electrical currents toÂ causeÂ paralyzed limbs to stand or grasp, activate body functions such as bladder control or breathing, create the feeling of touch, or stop pain or muscle spasms.
Neuromodulation is one of the fastest-growing areas of medicine, according to Case.