SPR Therapeutics, LLC

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Ohioans have a strong work ethic, a "no hand-outs" mentality, and an unparalleled drive to make a positive difference. Our state is home to world-class healthcare resources including the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and MetroHealth System which we are fortunate to partner with for the development and commercialization of our medical devices. SPR is just 10 minutes from Case Western Reserve University which boasts world-renowned researchers in biomedical engineering and serve as Scientific Advisors to our company. There is no better place than Ohio to build an innovative healthcare company. 


SPR Therapeutics is a leading neurostimulation company committed to improving the lives of millions of pain sufferers worldwide. Led by a world-class team of scientists, physicians, and business professionals with a track record of commercializing innovative products, SPR’s SPRINT® Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System for acute and chronic pain management provides a non-narcotic, reversible, safe, effective and more affordable alternative to addictive opioid medications and invasive surgeries.

The SPRINT PNS System includes a proprietary threadlike lead and a small, wearable stimulator patch. The lead is placed percutaneously, or through the skin, and connects to the wearable stimulator, which activates peripheral nerves to achieve pain relief. SPRINT was specifically designed to preferentially activate target nerve fibers, delivering sustained, significant pain relief without opioids, permanent implants or tissue destruction.

At SPR, they work every day to develop innovative healthcare technology that has the ability to drastically improve millions of lives worldwide. They believe they’re poised to be the treatment of choice for pain management.

A STEMM trained or educated workforce is critical to SPR. The majority of their employees have significant backgrounds in the fields of Engineering or Life Sciences. The medical device industry demands a workforce that has the education and experience to contribute to the research, development, and commercialization of its devices – all skills acquired through STEMM.

At SPR, they have trained several college students studying STEMM through internships and co-ops. They’ve provided them with on-the-job training that leverages their education in STEMM and have hired several of these students upon graduation. Maria Bennett, the founder, President, and CEO of SPR is a STEMM graduate. She holds a BS degree from Miami University (OH) in Engineering Management and Manufacturing Engineering and an MS degree from Case Western Reserve University in Biomedical Engineering. Maria currently serves on Miami University’s College of Engineering and Computing External Advisory Board providing industry perspective to their curriculum and mentoring opportunities for their students.


Location: 22901 Millcreek Boulevard, Suite 110, Cleveland, Ohio 44122, Cuyahoga County
Type of Industry: Healthcare
Products/Services: SPRINT™ Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS) System for non-opioid relief of acute and chronic pain
Number of Current Employees: 24
Year Company Started: 2010
Website: www.SPRTherapeutics.com

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