Lim earns AO Foundation research prize

Lim earns AO Foundation research prize

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Jung Yul Lim (right), associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, was awarded the Berton Rahn Research Fund Prize by the AO Foundation at a trustees meeting on June 19.
Jung Yul Lim (right), associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, was awarded the Berton Rahn Research Fund Prize by the AO Foundation at a trustees meeting on June 19.
Jung Yul Lim, associate professor of mechanical and materials engineering, was recently awarded the AO Foundation’s 2015 Berton Rahn Research Fund Prize Award for his research into bone regeneration.

The research conducted by Lim’s team has shown that some nanoscale biomaterial substrates cultures using human mesenchymal stem cells have greater potential to improve bone growth. With improved control of the substrates, scientists can create environments that will improve the chances of bone regeneration. This, Lim said, will hopefully lead to the development of advanced orthopedic treatment procedures based on bone tissue engineering.

The AO Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Switzerland dedicated to advancements in surgical treatment of trauma and degenerative disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Lim received the Berton Rahn Research Fund Prize Award on June 19. The award is given annually to the best completed AO start-up grant project from that year.