Investigator-Initiated Study Program (IIS) | Aesculap USA

Aesculap is committed to supporting researchers interested in conducting studies of their own design which promotes the advancement of medical and scientific knowledge related to Aesculap's products and therapeutic areas of focus:

  • Neurosurgery
  • Surgical Technologies
  • Closure Technologies
  • Orthopaedics
  • Spine
  • Biologics

How to Propose Research:

Researchers may initiate the application process by submitting a Study Concept Proposal Form to Aesculap utilizing the interactive form which should be downloaded, completed and submitted using the methods indicated within the form. A signed/dated Curriculum Vitae (CV) must be submitted with the Study Concept Proposal Form. Download Form >

Proposal Review Process:

Submitted proposals are reviewed by the Aesculap IIS Review Committee. The Committee may request additional information to further evaluate submissions. Proposals will be evaluated according to their scientific merit, alignment with Aesculap's research priorities and available support.

What Aesculap May Provide:

Support may be provided by Aesculap and is dependent on the type of research and availability of support. Any support from Aesculap will be contingent upon full execution of a research agreement.

Under the National Physician Payment Transparency Program "OPENPAYMENTS", Aesculap is required to track and report to the government all payments and or other value (including product) provided to U.S. physicians and teaching hospitals. The data reported by Aesculap will include research funding and support of applicable investigator-initiated studies. The government makes this data available in a public, searchable website.

Please send all completed Study Concept Proposal Forms and supporting documentation via Email, Fax or Mail to Medical Scientific Affairs:

Fax: (484) 821-9055

Aesculap, Inc.
Medical Scientific Affairs
9999 Hamilton Blvd., Bldg. 8
Breinigsville, PA 18031

Medical Scientific Affairs

Please Note: Aesculap's IIS Program is not an unrestricted grant program, and there are contractual obligations associated with any approval of support for an IIS proposal. Submission of a proposal does not imply or guarantee approval.