Colombian SmartBone Provides Accessible Custom Craniofacial Implants

Craniofacial injuries from accidents or congenital defects such as cleft palate are global problems. Traumatic injuries to the head and face from car and work accidents are distressingly common worldwide, especially in Latin America where intracranial injury occurs at a rate 1.5 times higher than the global average. PHOTO INNMETEC

MIT Technology Review, Innmetec

Innmetec, a start-up that develops customized bone implants that restore functionality and aesthetics to patients with a material that closely resembles bone. PHOTO MIT Technology

Catalina Isaza among the most innovative Latin Americans under 35 years of age

Innmetec uses a material designed by Isaza that does not need to be replaced in the future. This product is a blend of the mineral hydroxyapatite, which mainly forms our bones, and an inert polymer that is given porosity to integrate with the bone. PHOTO MIT Technology

EAFIT and CES receive patent for bioengineering invention

The device is a total prosthesis of the temporomandibular joint. That is, of the jaw with the skull. It is used in patients who have suffered trauma, tumor resection or who present degeneration of the joint. PHOTO Innmetec

Tailor-made implants, from Antioquia to the country

Innmetec will be able to distribute temporomandibular joint prostheses and an implant for vertebral replacement. People with affections in that part of the body will be able to use them. PHOTO EAFIT

These are some inventions from Colombia that want to bring progress to the world

University laboratories are constantly working on innovation. Reference image: Cosmetic production laboratory without animal experimentation at CES University. PHOTO EAFIT

Engineering, a vital support in the pandemic

Industrial engineering has contributed to the rethinking of processes and production lines. PHOTO SSTOCK

In addition to skulls, Colombians reconstruct facial bones

SmartBone is a Spin Off of the Eafit and Ces universities, scientifically supported by the Bioengineering Research Group (GIB) of both institutions. Its idea is to help people who suffer bone accidents. PHOTO SMARTBONE

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