ACS Mater Au. 2022 Oct 15;3(1):24-27. doi: 10.1021/acsmaterialsau.2c00054. eCollection 2023 Jan 11.
Close collaboration between basic researchers and clinicians is at the root of medical material and technology innovation. However, the distinctly different educational curricula and various boundary conditions put barriers on such interactions. This short perspective describes current challenges and provides subsequent solutions that may help research laboratories to overcome frequent hurdles and maximize interdisciplinary interactions. The involvement of various stakeholders is key to establishing an environment for barrier-free, effective collaboration, overcoming disciplinary boundaries and creating a strong source of inspiration and motivation for biomedical innovations with clinical impact.