Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 8.75 million people in the UK (Mobasheri & Batt 2016), places a considerable burden upon the economy (Woolf et al. 2012) and seriously impairs the quality of life of its sufferers (Hiligsmann et al. 2013).
The OATech+ Network is an EPSRC funded project which aims to utilise the expertise of multidisciplinary network partners to:
Identify challenges and knowledge gaps
Support and drive multidisciplinary collaborations in UK osteoarthritis research
Form the basis for high-level grant funding and publications
and ultimately improve diagnosis, treatment and bring novel therapies to market.