SPARC Nueron

Program Snapshot

The functions of most, if not all, organs in the body are influenced by electrical activity in nerves. Modulating this electrical activity with therapeutic devices, also known as “bioelectronic medicine,” could offer new treatment options for diverse diseases and conditions such as hypertension, heart failure, gastrointestinal disorders, type II diabetes, inflammatory disorders, and more. The Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program seeks to accelerate development of such therapies by generating maps and tools to identify and influence therapeutic targets. 

SPARC Awards: Other Transactions (OT2 and OT3) and Cooperative Agreements (U18 and U01)

Use the organ icons below to explore the SPARC research portfolio.

Please be aware that some projects span multiple target organs.

This page last reviewed on August 5, 2019