Mission Statement

  • To foster, enhance, and protect a unified, multi-institutional collection of retrieved orthopedic, spine,
    and cardiovascular implants and peri-implant tissue as a resource for academic research.

    To pursue clinically and societally relevant studies related to implant performance through an international,
    collaborative, and educational exchange incorporating engineering, biology, and clinical science.

    To leverage our knowledge of implant clinical performance to develop methodologies for creating patient-specific devices using
    3D-printing, especially using high-temperature polymers such as PEEK.