Prof Keita Ito is an active and pre-eminent scholar in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics/mechanobiology and spine research. He is a former Board Member of the AO Foundation and has been actively involved for over 15 years as an educator and key opinion leader with the AO, the leading international physician-driven orthopaedic organisation. Prof Ito earned his engineering PhD from MIT and was awarded his medical doctorate from Harvard Medical School. Prof Ito is the inventor of NC Biomatrix’s core technology and as CSO, he manages all medical, scientific and technical matters pertaining to it. Prof Ito is married with 2 children. He enjoys skiing in the winter and being outdoors with his family and their dog.