ORBIT Registry (Brigham and Women’s Hospital)
Samumed is sponsoring the Osteoarthritis Registry of Biomarker and Imaging Trajectories (ORBIT). The data from this study will enhance our understanding of the natural history of knee osteoarthritis. This registry was developed in collaboration with investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School.
PROGRESS OA (Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Biomarkers Consortium)
Samumed is a partner on the FNIH Biomarkers Consortium’s PROGRESS OA Project: Clinical Evaluation and Qualification of Osteoarthritis Biomarkers. The project seeks to qualify imaging and biochemical biomarkers with the FDA as prognostic biomarkers of disease progression in knee osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI)
Samumed is proud to be a Corporate Member of OARSI, the leading medical society for advancing the understanding, early detection, treatment, and prevention of osteoarthritis through its exclusive dedication to research. OARSI is the only organization that is exclusively dedicated to advancing osteoarthritis research.
International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society (ICRS)
Samumed is proud to be a Corporate Member of the ICRS, the main forum for international collaboration in cartilaginous tissue research and joint preservation. The ICRS seeks to improve patients’ quality of life, decrease their disability, and reduce the impact of degenerative joint disease on healthcare systems worldwide.
Early OA Consortium (KU Leuven)
Samumed is providing financial support to an international consortium led by Prof. Frank P. Luyten (KU Leuven, BE) and Prof. S. Lohmander (Lund, SWE) in their initiative to develop and validate classification criteria for early-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. This task force aims to define the patient with early knee OA and is considered a critical contribution to ongoing efforts in the field of OA for patient stratification, proposing early disease as a window of opportunity to better understand the disease process, reduce the burden of OA disease, and potentially prevent disease progression. This initiative is interdisciplinary, connecting the work of basic researchers, physician scientists, and clinicians and aims to go across continents and professional disciplines including general practitioners, rheumatologists, orthopedic surgeons, and physiotherapists, while also involving patient organizations.
STEpUP OA (Oxford University)
Samumed is pleased to support Synovial fluid To define molecular EndotyPes by Unbiased Proteomics in OA (STEpUP OA), an Oxford University-led effort, which has created a partnership to characterize the synovial fluid protein signatures of osteoarthritis patients. Data generated as part of this endeavor may potentially guide clinical decision-making by allowing for better characterization of osteoarthritis disease stages and risk of progression.