NeuroRestore, Defitech Center for Interventional Neurotherapies

Pre Jocelyne Bloch & Pr Grégoire Courtine


NeuroRestore is a research, innovation and treatment center that develops and applies bioengineering strategies involving neurosurgical interventions to restore neurological functions.

The objectives of NeuroRestore are to integrate implantable neurotechnologies and innovative treatments resulting from rigorous preclinical studies that have been conducted during the last two decades in rodent and non-human primate models. These developments have led to breakthroughs for the treatment of paraplegia, tetraplegia, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries.
NeuroRestore neurological functions, including the in-depth understanding of their mechanims in preclinical models and implementation in humans.

Research areas
- Uncovering  the neurons that restore walking in patients with spinal cord injury.  We established a molecular atlas of the spinal cord that allows us to observe the evolution of the healing process. 
- Development of a neuroprosthetic treatment to alleviate hemodynamic instability in a patient with multiple system atrophy. 
- Understanding the principles of gait encoding in the subthalamic nucleus of patients with Parkinson's disease to restore gait deficits in the future.  

 Last updated on 19/02/2024 at 15:08