MBI Biomechanics

Max Biedermann Institute for Biomechanics
at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami Beach

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The Max Biedermann Institute for Biomechanics (MBI Miami) is a center for research dedicated to the investigation of new medical procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, that will improve the quality of life for people with injuries or degenerative conditions of the musculoskeletal system. MBI for Biomechanics is dedicated to the improvement of the biomechanics of existing or new procedures.

As an institution dedicated to research and development of concepts and with a cumulative experience of over 85 years, the institute has completed over 240 research studies and its members have authored and participated in more than 190 peer reviewed papers, giving it a leading position in the field of orthopaedic biomechanics.

An emphasis has been placed around five areas involving the musculoskeletal system: trauma, reconstructive surgery for tumors and degenerative diseases, prosthetics and orthotics, and materials and device testing.

Situated in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida, the institute enjoys numerous partnerships with educational institutions, academic and commercial medical centers, fellow research institutions and companies from the private sector, that share ideas common to our vision.



The institute, located within Mount Sinai Medical Center, has 6000 sq-ft. of space distributed among testing laboratories, AAALAC validated animal care facilities, surgical and core laboratories approved by the Anatomical Board of the State of Florida. The institute is also affiliated with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the College of Engineering.


In 1927 Max Biedermann together with Prof. Ferdinand Sauerbruch M.D. opened the Orthopedic Laboratory at the CHARITÉ in Berlin. This marked the foundation of today’s Biedermann Group.

To honor the founder and his achievements the MAX BIEDERMANN Institute for Biomechanics Research was founded in February 2002 by the Lutz Biedermann Family at the Mount Sinai Medical Center on Miami Beach in Florida.


Activities - An emphasis has been placed around four areas involving the musculoskeletal system:

  • Reconstructive Surgery for Tumors & Degenerative Diseases
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Materials and Device Testing
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Our mission is to encourage the development of innovative ideas, products and procedures that lead to treatments that improve the quality of life of people with orthopedic problems.
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