ACS Biomaterials
Tailored Three-Dimensionally Printed Triply Periodic Calcium Phosphate Implants: A Preclinical Study for Craniofacial Bone Repair.

Arnaud Paré, Baptiste Charbonnier, Pierre Tournier, Caroline Vignes, Joëlle Veziers, Julie Lesoeur, Boris Laure, Hélios Bertin, Gonzague De Pinieux, Grégory Cherrier, Jérome Guicheux, Olivier Gauthier, Pierre Corre, David Marchat, Pierre Weiss

ACS Biomater. Sci. Eng. 2019 - Download full text

Clnical biomechanics
Strength assessment after proximal hamstring rupture: A critical review and analysis.

Fouasson-Chailloux A, Menu P, Mesland O, Dauty M

Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2019 Nov 29;72:44-51 - Download full text

Role of good oral hygiene on clinical evolution of rheumatoid arthritis: a randomized study nested in the ESPOIR cohort.

Mariette X, Perrodeau E, Verner C, Struillou X, Picard N, Schaeverbeke T, Constantin A, Ravaud P, Bouchard P

Rheumatology (Oxford). 2019 Sep 3 - Download full text

Periodontal regenerative medicine using mesenchymal stem cells and biomaterials: A systematic review of pre-clinical studies.

Portron S, Soueidan A, Marsden AC, Rakic M, Verner C, Weiss P, Badran Z, Struillou X

Dent Mater J. 2019 Sep 11 - Download full text


INSERMLaunching of the INSERM French network : NetwOArk

RMES is happy to announce the launching of the INSERM French network dedicated to peripheral and spine osteoarthritis : NetwOArk. Jerome Guicheux will serve NetwOArk as national coordinator with Francis Berenbaum as a co-coordinator. NetwOArk aims bringing together all the scientific actors involved in osteoarthritis research in order to federate and promote the emergence of high-level scientific works in this field. NetwOArk is created for 4 years and is supported by INSERM, Aviesan and ITMO PMN. NetwOArk is organized around 4 work packages coordinated by Claire Vinatier and Esther Potier (WP 1 pathophysiology), Khorng Ea and Yves-Marie Pers (WP2 disease bio markers), Christelle N’Guyen and Jeremy Sellam (WP3 prevention and treatment) and David Moulin and Emeline Perrier-Groult (WP4 innovation). A first scientific event will be organized in 2020 to gather the French actors involved in Osteoarthritis research. We hope to meet you all to share recent advances in basic, translational and clinical research dedicated to this incurable and disabling disease.

bioregateNew funding of BIOREGATE

The STEP team (UMR 1229 INSERM-Nantes University-ONIRIS) is pleased to announce that the project DISCODOG was awarded of BIOREGATE (Région Pays de la Loire) grant (veterinary clinic grant). The project is led by Johann CLOUET and Marion FUSELLIER. This project will be performed in collaboration with the MINT laboratory (INSERM 1066 CNRS 6021) in Angers (Elise LEPELTIER).The two objectives of DISCODOG are to develop a new therapeutic tool to treat discogenic lumbalgia, consisting in miRNA encapsulated in lipid nanocapsules and to validate a new method to detect early signs of disc degeneration in canine patients. After intradiscal injection in clinic dogs, security and efficacy of the treatment will be followed by the mean of orthopedic and neurologic examination as well as by MRI, during 6 months. 120 k€ will be dedicated to the DISCODOG project during 2 years. The project will begin during the first semester of 2020..

FNSNF ET ANRNew funding of FNSRS & ANR

The STEP team is pleased to announce that the INDEED project (International Collaborative Research Project - PRCI) led by Matteo D'Este (AO Research Institute, Switzerland) and Christophe Helary (UMR 7574, Sorbonne University- CNRS, France) in partnership with RMeS (INSERM U1229-ONIRIS-Nantes University, France) and the Biomechanical Institute (ETH, Switzerland) has been selected for funding by the Swiss national fund for scientific research (FNSRS) and the french research agency (ANR). The main objective of INDEED is to develop a 3D model of intervertebral disc (IVD) by bio-impression. Composite inks based on hyaluronic acid and collagen will be synthesized (UMR 7574) and their interactions with IVD cells will be characterized (UMR 1229). The mechanical (ETH) and biological (ARI) properties of this bio-printed IVD will be compared to those of animal and human discs. This disc model will also be used to decipher the molecular mechanisms of disc degeneration at the origin of low back pain but also for the screening of new therapeutic agents, thus contributing to reduce the use of animal experiments.

ANRNew funding of ANR 2019

The STEP team of the INSERM U1229-RMeS laboratory is pleased to announce the recent funding of the EXCELLDISC proposal as an ANR collaborative research project. EXCELLDISC will be coordinated by Catherine Le Visage (INSERM U1229, RMeS) and will be carried out in collaboration with Florence Gazeau (MSC CNRS 7087) and Grégory Lavieu (U932, Institut Curie). EXCELLDISC will investigate whether MSC-derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) could contribute to slow down, stop or reverse intervertebral disc degeneration. .


Julien NicolasDr. Julien Nicolas

Advanced macromolecular engineering: from biodegradable vinyl materials to anticancer polymer prodrugs

Institut Galien Paris-Sud, CNRS UMR 8612
March 10, 2020, 11h00 - Amphi Ricordeau (Dental Faculty)

RMeS in the spotlight

Bioceramics 31Bioceramics31 award for C. d'Arros !

Congratulations to Cyril d'Arros who obtained the second place award for the oral presentation "3D moldable scaffold as a new platform for bone tissue engineering strategy with improved handling properties" !

RMeS SAB MembersVisit of the Scientfic Advisory Board (SAB)

The RMeS SAB meeeting took place on November 14th, 2019 in Nantes. Reports and projects of our two teams (ReJoint and RegOs) were presented to the members of the SAB : Profs. D. Mantovani, R. Baron & D. Mainard. Overall, SAB members were particularly impressed by our work and research facilities. Their strong expertise and advice will be highly beneficial for our present and futur projects.

ors psrsORS PSRS award for N. Vedrenne !

Congratulations to Nicolas Vedrenne who obtained the ORS-PSRS award for the best oral presentation !

Fete Science 2019Science Fair 2019

RMeS has participated in the Science fair on the theme : "Repair the Skeleton".

608 visitors were welcomed from Oct. 11th to Oct. 13th, 2019.

Visitors particularly appreciated the event and the various and clear presentations !

New members

Feras OyounFeras Ayoun

Feras is a M2 student. He will work on REGOMIR Project

He will join our unit on Jan. 6th 2020
His supervisors are Elise Lepeltier (MINT Angers), Angélique Galvani & Valérie Geoffroy

Nathaly GaviraNathaly Gavira

Nathaly is a M2 student. She will work on comparative anatomy of IVD

She will join our unit on Jan. 2nd 2020
Her supervisors are Johann Clouet, Marion Fusellier & Cyril Decante

Clément MorinClément Morin

Clément is a M2 student. He will work on osteoporosis screening via image analysis of CBCT

He will join our unit on Jan. 15th 2020
His supervisor is Florent Autrusseau

Maxime MétayerMaxime Métayer

Maxime is a M2 student. He will work on IXBONE Project

He will join our unit on Jan. 15th 2020
His supervisors are Angélique Galvani & Pierre Guihard

PhD defense & HDR

Pierre TournierPhD Defense of Pierre Tournier

Pierre will defend his thesis on December 18, 2019, at 14.00 pm (Amphi Ricordeau)

Caractérisation biologique d'une pâte osseuse allogénique pour la médecine régénératrice du squelette

Directeur de thèse: P. Weiss - Co-directeur : J. Guicheux - Co-encadrant : A. Gaudin

Leslie FrapinPhD Defense of Leslie Frapin

Congratulations to Leslie who defended her thesis on December 11, 2019 !

Ingénierie tissulaire du disque intervertébral: Développement d'un système à libération séquentielle de facteurs biologiques pour la réparation endogène du disque intervertébral humain

Directeur de thèse: C. Le Visage - Co-directeur : J. Guicheux - Co-encadrant : J. Clouet

And among other things...

General Assembly 2018

RMeS General Assemby (Campus Gavy - St Nazaire) -
May 14th, 2018

Photo Fête de Noël
Christmas Party RMeS ! December 18th, 2017

Olympiades RMES

The 2nd Edition of the RMeS "Olympiades" has taken place on Sept. 18th, 2017. 4 teams have met in good spirits. Thanks to all the participants!