Bioimplants for regeneration of bone tissue in oncological patients

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Another project is titled “Bioimplants for regeneration of bone tissue in oncological patients”. The goal was to develop a therapy for patients after tumors are removed from the jaw region.

The developed solution integrates novel implants to repair facial bones. These implants have a scaffold structure covered with stem cells, bioactive substances and antibiotics. The implant grows into the bone and regains the normal function of the damaged region. The geometric design of the parts derived from the obtained computer tomography data.

The development work focuses on the process development to selectively laser melt titanium alloys as well as subsequent processes to build parts matching the requirements.