Evonik and BellaSeno, two leading innovators in the medical device industry, are partnering to commercialize innovative 3D-printed scaffolds for bone regeneration using Evonik’s Resomer polymers.
Custom-made resorbable bone scaffolds with Resomer are designed to address the limitations of tissue autographs, which sometimes lack stability and cannot be packed in a controlled manner. Scaffolds are used for large and complex bone defects, representing a step change in the way bone and soft tissue defects are treated by ensuring the correct anatomical positions of tissue grafts. The scaffolds are safely absorbed at a rate that matches the formation of the patient’s own bone, providing superior healing of bone defects.
BellaSeno received marketing authorization for custom-made fully resorbable implants with Resomer. The company focuses on regenerative implants produced by additive manufacturing through multi-structure tissue reconstruction. Resomer is the industry’s most comprehensive GMP portfolio of standard, custom and specialty bioresorbable polymers for use with implantable medical devices.
Several Resomer specialty formulations for 3D printing in the portfolio include filaments and powders to enable customized solutions for a wide range of applications.
“We are excited that these scaffolds offer patients superior healing for bone defects,” said Andreas Karau, global head of Medical Device Solutions in Evonik’s Healthcare business line.
“In BellaSeno we have found a like-minded partner who is passionate about innovating to improve health and wellness.”
The expanded partnership builds on the companies’ initial collaboration in 2019 on scaffolds for chest wall and breast reconstruction.
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