Dr Saurabh Lal won Heinz-Mittelmeier Research Award 2018
Dr Saurabh Lal, research fellow at LEEDS University, working on the Safe-by-design of replacement joints and new wear testing methods and standards, has won the prestigious € 5,000 Heinz-Mittelmeier Research Award 2018.
Dr Saurabh Lal, research fellow at BIORIMA partner University of Leeds, working on the Safe-by-design of replacement joints and new wear testing methods and standards, has won the prestigious € 5,000 Heinz-Mittelmeier Research Award 2018 for his work on "Novel Systematic Methodologies for Isolation, Characterization and Biological Evaluation of Ceramic and Metal Wear Particles". His work was presented at the BIORIMA Training School in Venice earlier this year
"This award is given by the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery to young doctors, engineers and scientists age 40 and under for outstanding research and development work in the field of bioceramics and the problem of wear in joint replacements and in combination with clinical results of ceramic implants".
The award will be presented during a large jointly sponsored congress (with over 11,000 attendees) by the German Society for Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Surgery (DGOOC), the German Association for Trauma Surgery (DGU) and the Professional Association of Orthopaedists and Trauma Surgeons (BVOU) from October 22 to 26, 2018 in Berlin.
His work is outstanding and essential for confirming the superb work of Professor Richard Hall and Professor Joanne Tipper in "safe-by-design" engineering innovation of state of the art hip and knee joints during the highly successful NMP FP7 LifeLongJoints project.
Saurabh's scientific achievements on behalf of BIORIMA has not stopped. He has now discovered a novel way to test in parallel the toxicity due to wear particles and dissolved metal ions in each sample. This will form the basis of new CEN/ISO standards. We hope to present this work at the Stakeholders meeting in Valencia in November. Also Leeds would like to include this outcome in BIORIMA and LifeLongJoints lists of project achievements