3D production of artificial bones in Japan

Publié le 24 Sep, 2014

Scientists at Tokyo University and linked to the medical company, Next 21, have produced a new line of artificial bones, in 3D, which they have called CT Bone. Around one hundred patients have already benefited from this technique with a satisfaction rate of 80%.


Every year, 80,000 Japanese undergo bone grafting. This 3D modelling technique will produce “large quantities of bone replacements more quickly and at lower cost”(1).


Next21 eventually intends to create a “ready-to-use bone bank”.


1. Bone grafting in Japan is usually carried out with cadaveric bone, prosthesis implantation or bovine bone. 

Valeurs actuelles (Marie Clément-Charon) 25/09/2014

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