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Applied and Translational Research center (ATRc)


The Applied and Translational Research center (ATRc) was formally established in 2017, as a Structure reporting to the Scientific Director.

Aim of the ATRc is to rapidly advance scientific research by transferring its results to clinical practice in the shortest possible time, in order to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from muscular-skeletal pathologies.

In particular, the ATRc is focused on:

  • stimulating translational research involving clinics and laboratories;
  • foster the application of research results to clinical practice;
  • stimulating scientific production.
The Rizzoli Applied and Translational Research Center (ATRc) team



Contacts and Locations


Giulia Merli, MSc

phone +39-051-6366072


Where are our locations?

Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli

via di Barbiano 1/10

40136 Bologna Italy

(ground floor)