From University Project to Startup
In 2014, a new research unit at the University of Southern Denmark, established by Associate Professor Morten Østergaard Andersen, was asked to investigate an optimized solution for replacing destroyed or surgically removed bone. The head of the unit for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Odense University Hospital wanted a new material that would allow surgeons to restore the patient’s tissue to its former shape and composition. Martin Bonde Jensen and Casper Slots were recruited to work on this project in the newly established biomaterials laboratory. This project resulted in the invention of a bio-ink that could be 3D printed into implants for human use, and in 2015, a patent application was filed for this innovative technology.
Learn more about how Particle3D developed from an ambitious university project into a medical device startup company. Our executive managers have shared their experiences in the two articles below.
Particle3D’s CEO, Thea Wulff Olesen, and CCO, Casper Slots, were interviewed for the Nordic Life Science Magazine no. 03 2019, talking about our patient-fitted implants and the journey from bachelor’s project to medical device startup company.
The magazine has named Particle3D a ‘Rising Star’, adding the Company to its list of up-and-coming life science startups in the Nordics.
Accelerace Insight Stories
In August 2019, Accelerace interviewed our CTO, Martin Bonde Jensen for an article about the historical development in the science of artificial organs and 3D bioprinting.
“3D bone printing is seen as having great promise for the medical field. It has the potential to not only create customized bone implants but also fight rising healthcare costs.”
Read the full article here.