Research Proposals

Call for Research Proposals
Pre-clinical Studies

Research Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15, 2013


DePuy Synthes Spine, a division of DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., is the second largest spine company in the world with world-wide headquarters situated in Raynham, Massachusetts and manufacturing plants located in California, Massachusetts, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland and China. Surgeons in over 54 countries use devices and solutions for fixation and fusion, motion preservation, minimally invasive spine surgery and biologics.

DePuy Synthes Spine supports Pre-Clinical studies to support research to advance the knowledge base and understanding of surgical interventions on spine biomechanics. Funding amounts will vary based upon the merit of the proposal and detailed budget.

1st Tier – Award up to $15,000.00 for a period not to exceed one year
2nd Tier – Award up to $25,000.00 per year for two years (Maximum of $50,000.00)

Pre-Clinical/biomechanical 1st Tier

  • Osteoporotic spine anchoring (system/methodologies)
  • Advancements in implantable materials (e.g. high fracture toughness, low thermal curing cements, high fatigue strength alloys)

Pre-Clinical/biomechanical 2nd Tier

  • Value proposition of technological advancements in spine surgery
    (e.g. MIS, favored angle screws for lumbar spine de-rotation, Dual-innie screws)

Investigator initiated proposals must reflect on-label product use only. Proposals should detail a flow of deliverables for the duration of the study e.g. annual reports, Abstract and Manuscript and should follow accepted scientific format.

See additional information available on this website. Click here to view Submission Instructions.


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