Innovation

Technology Research

Although JRI is a traditional manufacturing company, we have a long standing history innovation and are actively involved in the co-development of disruptive technologies which is supported by our own multidisciplinary team in Technology Research. The aim of Technology Research is to improve the lives of our patients through the development of new technologies for the advanced treatment of joint disease leading to improved treatments. We co-develop novel materials, advanced manufacturing processes, new treatment approaches and regenerative medical products with leading clinical and non-clinical academics as well as other commercial collaborators from around UK and Europe. We ensure our research activity is commercially sustainable through grant funding, future revenue arising from protected intellectual property and future direct sales from advanced products.

Areas of Interest

  • Joint Surface Regeneration

    Working towards developing a platform technology to access the hip joint arthroscopically and complementary regenerative medicine products to repair and regenerate the joint surface to treat early-stage osteoarthritis.

  • Bone-Implant Interface

    Options to improve bone-implant interface for uncemented implants. Including the use of additive manufacturing and other technologies to create porous coatings and the use of bioactive glass to improve osseointegration of the implant.

  • In-Theatre Manufacturing

    Using the principles of Industry 4.0 and the new advances in additive manufacturing, we are investigating the possibilities of manufacturing patient specific implants at the time of surgery and in a sterile environment.

Previous Projects

  • Regenoscopy
    Working on early stage regenerative remediation of hip osteoarthritis by novel curvilinear arthroscopy.
  • BioGlaM
    Novel 3D coating of bioactive glass and metal composites.
  • FASTIC
    Femtosecond-pulsed-laser Augment/bioglass Sintering Technique for Implant Customisation.
  • Restoration
    Resorbable ceramic biocomposites for orthopaedic and maxillofacial applications.
  • Implant Direct
    The direct manufacturing of personalised implants using selected laser melting.