AO Research Institute Davos’s purpose

In its work to further the AO mission, AO Research Institute Davos's purpose is to advance orthopedic patient care through innovative research and development.

Orthopedics concerns musculoskeletal, spine and cranio-maxillo-facial trauma, degenerative musculoskeletal diseases, infections, and congenital disorders.

AO Research Institute Davos goals

  • Contribute to high quality applied preclinical research and development (exploratory and translational) focused towards clinical applications/solutions.
  • Investigate and improve the performance of surgical procedures, devices, and substances.
  • Foster a close relationship with the AO medical community, academic societies, and universities.
  • Provide research environment/support for AO clinicians.

All AO Research Institute Davos projects are applied preclinical research or applied preclinical development projects focused towards clinical applications. Definitions (within the applied research):
  • Exploratory applied preclinical research is fundamental research, to solve major clinical problems over an extended timeframe (over ten years).
  • Translational applied preclinical research aims at developing a clinical applicable result in around five years and builds upon the fundamental applied preclinical research. This research is usually not possible without the previous fundamental applied preclinical research.

Research programs

Regenerative Orthopaedics

The Regenerative Orthopaedics program is a multidisciplinary group taking an holistic approach to regenerative medicine for the repair of traumatic injuries of the musculoskeletal system.

Biomedical Development

The Biomedical Development program offers extensive know-how, expertise, and experience in the fields of biomechanical testing and computational analyses to advance patient care.

Preclinical Services

Preclinical Services conduct all AO Research Institute Davos in vivo studies—often in close collaboration with other focus areas.

AO Research Institute Davos history

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Take our virtual tour

The seven videos show you a taste of the projects and areas of the AO Research Institute Davos (ARI), from our research programs and focus areas.