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Dr Chris Arts is Associate Professor Translational Biomaterials Research at Departement of Orthopaedic Surgery Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) and Eindhoven University of Technology (Faculty Biomedical Engineering). His Ph.D. thesis at Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen (2006) focussed on the usability of calcium phosphate ceramic materials during hip arthroplasty revision surgery with the bone impaction grafting technique.

Chris Arts

Associate Professor Translational Biomaterials
Chris Arts is working in the field of translational biomaterials research with emphasis on biomaterials for use in (1) bone defect healing, (2) infection prevention and treatment, and (3) spinal deformity treatment. Furthermore he is working on development of high resolution imaging techniques to visualize incorporation, degradation of biomaterials in vivo in clinical patients. 3-D printing of medical devices or implants for bone healing is another one of his research pursuits and currently he is the PI of the Interreg Prosperos research consortium. In conduction with several societies he is active in setting up new initiatives in biomaterials education for both academia and industry.

Chris Arts has co-authored about 75 publications in peer-reviewed international journals and several book chapters. In 2018, he initiated the Translational Orthopaedic Biomaterial Interest Group (TOBIG) to raise more awareness about education relating to use of bone graft substitute materials for bone healing and infection treatment www.tobig.e
The DARTBAC project will prepare the Netherlands for the time when antibiotics are much less effective in the prevention and eradication of infection due to AntiMicrobial Resistance (AMR)
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