AO Clinical Study Hub

A new clinical trial service dedicated to helping medical professionals and companies complete clinical studies quickly, efficiently, and more cost-effectively

Setting up a clinical trial can be expensive and time-consuming — from designing infrastructure and building databases to finding study centers and enrolling patients. At the AO Foundation, we have over 60 years’ experience conducting world-beating musculoskeletal and trauma research. With our new AO Clinical Study Hub, we can now share that expertise with companies and organizations looking to streamline and accelerate their own clinical studies.

Our current focus is on spinal degenerative research (lumbar and cervical), and we aim to expand to other AO divisions in the near future.

Fast-track your clinical study without compromising quality

Partnering with AO Study Hub on clinical studies offers many advantages:

All led by investigators with decades of experience and knowledge in conducting clinical studies. Study sites are equipped with AO-trained personnel to execute clinical studies following AO study processes.

Our validated study questionnaires are custom-built as modules and can be re-used across various studies. All are fully compliant with international guidelines on ethics, quality, and confidentiality. New modules can easily be incorporated.

In the same study stream, patients are often eligible for multiple ongoing trials. Greater efficiency can be achieved by enrolling them in multiple studies via one integrated process for all necessary documentation and procedures.

AO CSH manages every clinical study through an experienced in-house team specializing in clinical study management. We comply with ISO14155 and ICH GCP, maintaining a standard study process with quality management systems.

Our custom-built electronic data capture system consistently delivers automation and faster data entry, resulting in rapid and accurate data collection.

Our key opinion leaders are on hand at each study to provide insight, advice, and support throughout the process. Currently at the height of their careers, they are often very well-known and highly regarded within their field.

AO Clinical Study Hub has been specifically designed as a more cost-effective alternative to traditional clinical study set-up. Because the systems we have are already in place, start-up costs and ongoing expenses are minimized, while our best-in-field standards are maintained.

For over 60 years, the AO has been globally renowned for its pioneering work and research in the field of trauma and musculoskeletal disease. We are globally recognized for the quality of our technology, resources, and skills.

Why choose AO’s clinical trial services?

AO Clinical Study Hub is part of the AO Foundation, the world’s premier organization for the surgical treatment of trauma and musculoskeletal disorders. AO CSH currently supports AO Spine Knowledge Forum Degenerative in conducting prospective clinical studies.

Our commitment to excellence has taken us a long way. The AO Clinical Study Hub is the next step in our mission to work together with the community to discover new innovations and improve patient outcomes.

Get in touch

To learn more about how AO Clinical Study Hub (AO CSH) can advance your clinical trials, please contact us. We would be happy to provide you with additional information and answer any questions you may have.

Alexander Joeris

AO Foundation
Zizers, Switzerland

Zorica Buser

NYU Grossman School of Medicine
Brooklyn, NY, USA

HJ Meisel

Hans Jörg Meisel

BG-Clinic Bergmannstrost
Halle, Germany

Jeff Wang

Jeffrey C. Wang

USC Spine Center
Los Angeles, USA

Tim Yoon

S. Tim Yoon

Emory University
Atlanta, USA