Interdisciplinary Research Group on Injectable Biomaterials IRGIB - GRIBOI
GRIBOI is an acronym for the G roup R esearch I nterdisciplinaire on B iomatériaux O ASEO-articular Injectables (Interdisciplinary Research Society for Bone and Joint Injectable Biomaterials). It was originally set up in 1989 as an informal group of clinicians from Northern France who were concerned with minimally-invasive bone therapies based on percutaneous injection of bone substitutes. This group of clinicians included Hervé DERAMOND (Amiens) and Hervé LECLET (Berck) radiologists, Bernard DUQUESNOY (Lille) a rheumatologist and Pierre HARDOUIN (Berck) a rheumatologist and researcher in the biomaterials field. At this time the concept of injectable biomaterials in orthopaedics was new.