AO Research Institute Davos Update

AO Research Institute Davos strengthens ties with national and international societies

05 September 2017

Prof Mauro Alini from the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI) has been announced as one of the editors of the new ORS international, multidisciplinary, open access journal JOR Spine. The Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) aims to advance musculoskeletal research worldwide. To be launched later this year, JOR Spine will be edited by Profs Mauro Alini (AO Foundation, CH), Robert L. Mauck (University of Pennsylvania, US) who won the AO Foundation Berton Rahn Research award for 2017, and Daisuke Sakai (Tokai University School of Medicine, JP) who is a long-term collaborator of the AO Research Institute Davos in the Collaborative Research program on Annulus fibrosis. The new journal will service the spine community by publishing the premier peer-reviewed articles focused on basic and translational orthopedic research.  This new journal will fill a niche that is not currently well-represented in existing journals by focusing on topic areas including biological basis of development, growth, aging and degeneration, biomechanical, mechano-biology, biomaterial applications, and pre-clinical and clinical studies based on novel regenerative approaches.

The inclusion of Prof Alini amongst the chief editors demonstrates his International standing in the field and we congratulate him on this great achievement.

Another honor for AO Research Institute Davos came during the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine (SSB+RM) at Empa in St. Gallen, CH when Dr David Eglin was elected to President of the Swiss Society for Biomaterials and Regenerative Medicine​. This highly prestigious position is for an initial one-year term and highlights the quality of research being performed in this area within AO Research Institute Davos and the Biomaterials Focus Area that Dr Eglin leads.

Furthermore, Claudia Löbel won the 2017 Research Award of the SSB+RM for her outstanding PhD thesis on 'Engineering hyaluronan-tyramine hydrogels to modulate mesenchymal stem cell behavior'.

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