Program Snapshot

All organs in the body are stimulated by nerves, which send signals that affect the organ’s function. Methods and medical devices that modulate these nerve signals are a potentially powerful way to treat many 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) aims to transform our understanding of these nerve-organ interactions and ultimately advance the neuromodulation field toward precise treatment of diseases and conditions for which conventional therapies fall short. 

2016 Other Transaction (OT2) and Cooperative Agreement (U18) Awards

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31 awards issued which span 8 target organs
Please be aware that some projects span multiple target areas



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This page last reviewed on August 4, 2017