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Julius Wolff Institute (JWI)

As a research institute we run applications and basic research in the fields of orthopedics and trauma surgery. Our main research field is the regeneration and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system as well as the improvement of joint replacement. The JWI is located in Cranach House, named after Lucas Cranach the Elder who created the masterpiece the Fountain of Youth, an ambitious vision of regeneration, which is often symbolically connected with regenerative medicine. Thus, it idealy represent regenerative therapy research that takes place in this research building.

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Cutting edge musculoskeletal research

The Julius Wolff Institute was established in 2008 and origniated from merging the research laboratory of the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgerry and the clinical biomechanics laboratory of orthopedics. It is assigned to the Institute of Health (BIH). The Julius Wolff Institute brings together national and international scientists from different areas of musculoskeletal research and facilitates international exchange of experience and information through the many scientific and personal connections to different research institutions.

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