In 2012 the German Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) reported on the OrthoMIT project on technical innovations for minimal invasive orthopaedic therapy (2005 - 2011, BMBF funding ca. 15 M€, 25 partners, technical coordination: mediTEC) as a prominent example of success in medical engineering. Whereas US patent US 8308730B2 on genALIGN knee navigation, filed by RWTH/mediTEC in the framework of OrthoMIT, has been approved, several other patent applications are still pending. The OrthoMIT project substantially fostered the development of many products actually on the market and has been a substantial basis for ongoing research activities and projects.
Apart from the very comprehensive official final report, major results of the OrthoMIT-project have been published in a special issue of the Journal for Biomedical Engineering (DeGruyter, Vol. 4 (Aug 2012), pp. 207 – 306) edited by Prof. Radermacher / mediTEC and Prof. Tingart / Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery, RWTH Aachen University.