Oli Johnson speaks to Daniel Bomze, Director of Medical Solutions at Lithoz, about the new LithaBone HA 480 material for 3D-printed bone replacements.
Bioabsorbable bone replacements which can be 3D printed to suit individual patients: to the general public, this might seem like something out of a science-ﬁction movie. Speaking to Lithoz in 2023, it’s a reality.
Last year, the ceramics 3D printing company announced the development of its new material, LithaBone HA 480, a bioabsorbable bone graft substitute based on hydroxyapatite, a natural mineral that is the major element of human bone.
The new material enables easier-to-clean parts with higher wall thicknesses than previous Lithoz bone replacement materials, from 1.6mm to 10mm, as well as strongly reduced overpolymerisation, according to the company, and a ten-fold longer shelf life.