This Machine 3D Prints Bones for Better, Healthier Implants – by WIRED UK

Particle3D is featured in a story by WIRED Magazine about our work to develop better, healthier bone implants that remodel into real living bone tissue.

The story was first published in the March / April 2020 issue of WIRED magazine. You can read the full news story right HERE, or read our short exerpt below. We hope that you will find it interesting, and enjoy the beautiful images shot by photographer, Alastair Wiper.

At Particle3D, we are humbled that WIRED as well as other media and an increasing number of supporters have recognized that We Print Bone™, with wide ranging benefits for patients.

As a nurse in Denmark, Casper Slots got used to seeing the pain that ill-fitting artificial bone implants caused in patients. Some were left in permanent discomfort, or had their faces disfigured by “one size fits all” models.

This is a customized 3D printed bone

Photo: alastairwiper for wireduk

 

Particle3D is pushing for not using foreign materials anymore

Customised implants generally use non-degradable materials such as polymer or titanium that don’t behave like organic matter. In their research, Slots and Jensen found a material that would not only replace damaged bone, but encourage new bone to grow back. “I would like to help patients and push for not using foreign materials anymore,” says Slots. “We’re using something that could be part of the patient.”

Do you want to find out more about why and how Particle3D is working to replace the use of metal and other foreign materials with 3D printed biomaterials?

Read the full story by WIRED UK right HERE