SPARC Nueron

Program Snapshot

The Common Fund’s Stimulating Peripheral Activity to Relieve Conditions (SPARC) program seeks to accelerate development of therapeutic devices that modulate electrical activity in nerves to improve organ function. SPARC is generating maps and tools to identify and influence therapeutic targets that exist within the neural circuitry of a wide range of organs and tissues. This therapeutic strategy, 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.

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 October 2, 2019