Michael Skipper Andersen, lecturer at Department of Materials and Production, has been awarded a new grant of ~6.2 mio DKK from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.
Tre grant is awarded for a so-called Research project 2, and the aim of the project is to research the design of a new total knee replacement implant.
Michael Skipper Andersens aims to develop a knee replacement implant that can be adjusted after surgery in order to address problems such as looseness, pain and impairment, which can often occur after a knee replacement surgery.
By focusing on a solution, where you can continuously adjust the implant after the operation, a much higher degree of patient inclusion will be enabled and it will be possible to get direct feedback from the patient on how the changes influence parameters such as pain and functionality.
The project will be starting just before summer 2021, and it will be running for the next four years.
Michael Skipper Andersen will be announcing job openings for a PostDoc and a PhD fellow in the near future.