DePuy Synthes Spine
The Harms Study Group’s initial and longest standing industry partner is DePuy Synthes Spine. The continued support and collaboration extended by DePuy Synthes Spine since 1995 has enabled the Harms Study Group to expand its research in spinal deformities to many different diagnoses. Over the 20+ year relationship, DePuy Synthes Spine has funded a total of 12 research studies. Their support continues as the largest contributor to our ongoing prospective research efforts. We are extremely grateful for their longstanding support and commitment to improving patient outcomes in spinal deformity through high- level research investigation.
Biedermann Motech GmbH & Co.
The initial seed-funding for the creation of the infrastructure for the Harms Study Group was received by Mr. Lutz Biedermann in 2000. We are very thankful for Mr. Biedermann’s vision for what the Harms Study Group could and would achieve. It was this initial confidence from industry partners that paved the way for the study group to grow and evolve.
In 2014 K2M, Inc. joined forces with the Harms Study Group to support research in neuromuscular scoliosis. As a leader in complex spine solutions, the collaboration on research to improve outcomes in spine surgery in this medically fragile population is a positive alignment. K2M, Inc. continues their support annually and we are so grateful for their commitment.
In 2014, EOS Imaging launched their support of the Harms Study Group through an initiative to improve 3D evaluation and outcomes assessment in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). EOS’s high quality imaging with low dose radiation and software which enables 3D modeling creates a natural partnership with the HSG’s ongoing AIS database registry study. We are thankful for the ongoing support and excited for the future of 3D.
In 2016, Zimmer Biomet initiated their support of Harms Study Group through support of research focusing on long-term follow-up data collection efforts. We are very excited for this new relationship and grateful for the support.
Medtronic Spine began their funding support in 2017 as the initial industry partner in the Quality Improvement Initiative of the Harms Study Group. We are very excited for this new relationship and grateful for the support.
In 2017, the Harms Study Group and NuVasive began their partnership with multiple research collaborations. This support will span efforts in Quality Improvement, Long-Term Follow-up in AIS, and evaluations in rod contouring for Kyphosis restoration. We look forward to this new relationship and are thankful for the support.
Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF)
Over the years, members of the Harms Study Group have been awarded research grants from the OREF, which have funded research efforts within the Harms Study Group. As the leader in supporting orthopaedic research to improve function we are thankful for the support we have received and for the OREF’s ongoing commitment to awarding funding to research that finds answers to improving lives.
Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
All of the members of the Harms Study Group are also members of the Scoliosis Research Society and the annual meeting of the SRS is the primary scientific meeting for our group to share our research findings. Through the years, the SRS has awarded many of members with research funding awards that have helped move our HSG research efforts forward. We are very grateful for this premier international society aimed at fostering optimal care for all patients with spinal deformities and we are very aligned with its mission and vision.
Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
Many of the members of the Harms Study Group are also members of the Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America and the annual meeting of POSNA is one of the primary scientific meetings for our group to share our research findings. Through the years, the POSNA has awarded many of members with research funding awards that have helped move our HSG research efforts forward. We are very grateful for the collaboration and support from POSNA.