3D printing of bone similar ceramics allows for bone reconstruction with bone similar material, patient specific shape, innovative properties.
In addition to that, CERHUM has integrated new innovative functions that will help to get good biological and mechanical properties:
- Biologic: bone integration
- Mechanic: compression and flexural strength
Workflow - CERHUM has developed specific design approach based on porosity management, that would increase biological and mechanical performances (proof undergoing). By using CT-scan of the patient, a volume of the gap can be reconstructed. CERHUM includes its specific porosities design. The implant is then 3D printed, sterilized and sent to the hospital for implantation.
For custom design, Cerhum joins the services of 3D-SIDE. This will help CERHUM to integrate MyBone© design in a full digital workflow, improving patient data exchange between surgeons and engineers. The partnership is consolidated through contract (exclusive and mutual) and funded R&D projects.
Target Applications - MyBone© will firstly be dedicated for bone regeneration on non-loading applications, preferentially for apposition in maxillofacial indications (more details to come).
Innovative Design - Thanks to its CMO activity, Cerhum masters the 3D manufacture of bioceramics. Cerhum has developped an innovative design that will help the human tissue to interact with the MyBone. Cerhum is working on new functions that will make MyBone an innovative product. The approach is a combination of rules used in tissue engineering and in mechanical engineering. As some aspects are on the way to be patented, these will not be described in detail.
MyBone© uses Calcium-Phosphate material, already well used in clinical applications, with excellent biological properties that help bone cells of the patient to integrate the graft.