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.
In 2012, he enrolled in a masters course in medical technology and welfare, where he met Martin B Jensen. They began work on a better solution, and in 2017 founded Particle3D , a startup with a single mission: printing bone.
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.” At their laboratory in Odense, […]
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