Center for Advanced Orthopaedic Studies


The Nazarian lab fosters and promotes disruptive and innovative solutions for medical care, regardless of specialty field, to be translated into medical devices, clinical protocols, therapeutics, or diagnostics. This problem-oriented approach transcends the boundaries of traditional clinical and research fields and leverages a cross-disciplinary approach to problem solving.

This is fostered through establishment or nurturing of collaborations between clinical and research faculty, problem identification, solution ideation, proof of concept, validation, to formation of new startups and/or collaboration with existing industry partners. The lab leverages in house expertise, the second to none biomedical academic and industry research resources in the Greater Boston area, in addition to design, engineering simulation, fabrication, and prototype development to address medically unmet needs.

The lab is by and large agnostic to specific technologies and applies the most appropriate technologies for the clinical unmet need at hand. It addresses such needs through the broad base of available technical expertise in areas ranging from implantable devices, drug delivery combinations, interventional medicine, therapeutics, diagnostics and the use of nano- and bio-materials. In many of our current research projects, the solutions under development are a unique blend of traditional device technologies such as electronics, software, mechanical engineering and material science, as well as pharmaceuticals, protein chemistry and cell biology.

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