Adam will soon begin clinical trials of two types of low-cost 3D-printed bones. Image courtesy of the Adam Project.
One type of bone is made from ceramic, which merges with the patient's tissue, and the other from polymer. The bones can be constructed nearly as easily as any 3D-printed commodity, the firm said. After passing federal regulatory procedures, certified clinics could 3D print transplantable bones in just one day onsite.
The company's focus is currently on bones, but the R&D team is concurrently looking at potential uses for polymer in printing other tissues, such as heart valves and blood vessels.
Adam is a member of BioCT and the BioFabUSA program of the Advanced Regeneration Manufacturing Institute. The first human trials of Adam bones will begin by the end of the year.
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