Prof. Keita Ito earned his engineering PhD from MIT and was awarded his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School. Besides being an orthopaedic research PI at the University Hospital in Utrecht, Prof. Ito heads the Orthopaedic Biomechanics Group at the TU Eindhoven. Prof. Ito has been associated for more than 15 years with the AO Foundation in Switzerland, an internationally renowned medically driven non-profit organization in orthopaedic trauma and disease, thus establishing an international network of spine surgeons and specialists around the world. As CSO, Prof. Ito manages all medical, scientific and technical matters pertaining to the technology of NC Biomatrix B.V. Prof. Ito is married with 2 children. He enjoys skiing in the winter and being outdoors with his family and their dog.