The AAD group and Dr. Urish are enormously appreciative of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation for their generous support in improving orthopaedic research. We are excited to have been given the Galante Total Joint Replacment Award. This three year grant will support our laboratory to improve and extend implant survival by investigating new methods to treat infection.
Peptilogics Received Qualified Infectious Disease Product Designation from the FDA for Lead Compound PLG0206 as a Treatment for Prosthetic Joint Infection.
We are very proud of our involvment with Peptilogics to help introduce a new antimicrobial compound, PLG0206, to prevent and fight surgical infection. More information can be found here.
The Bone and Joint Center and AAD Group has started a prospective study looking at improved functional biomechanics with robotic surgery.
Dr. Mandell has been awarded a Pittsburgh Foundation award for his investigations in reducing surgical site infection. Congrats! #ChallangeAccepted
A special thanks to everyone at the Westinghouse SURE outreach meeting. The group had exceptional questions on hip and knee arthritis. This is a great example of what makes Pittsburgh great.
Dr. Urish is featured in Orthopedics talking about robotic surgical knee replacement.
Learn about options and the latest advancements in hip and knee arthritis from the area experts.
Wanyan is the newest addition to the lab group. A talented freshman at Pitt, she will be working on developing new PCR assays for surgical infection diagnosis.
Jon Mandall received a Ferguson Grant from the Pittsburgh Foundation with his work using new antibacterial compounds to eradicate infection on orthopaedic implants.
The ADD lab was invited to the Musculoskeletal Infection Society’s Specialty Day at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego. Saturday March 18, 2017.
The AAD lab is a recipient of support from the OREF for new work looking at new ways to combat surgical infections.
Dr. Ma's publication explains how antibiotics are inadequate at complete removal of the biofilm from the surface of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) materials. Results suggest that bacterial persisters are responsible for this phenotypic behavior allowing biofilm high tolerance to antibiotics.
Dr Urish talks about the importance of OREF in orthopaedic innovation.
The ADD lab is awarded funding from the MTF on biofilm dynamics on infected orthopaedic implants.