"This is an important part of our strategy for the U.S. implant market, which is the world's largest" says Ulf Brogren, CEO of Promimic. The company has already patented the product in several countries such as Sweden, Israel, China and Russia.
The unique implant surface HAnano Surface can be used on all commercially available implant materials. To date, Promimic has shown in numerous of in vivo studies that the surface provides better anchoring strength as well as accelerated healing time for implants. The latest study was performed with HAnano Surface coated PEEK implants. PEEK is a polymer material that has grown strongly as a material in the implant industry over the past 10 years. PEEK works well with bone, but without a coating the integration is very slow or none existing. The results of Promimic´s studies showed that HAnano Surface creates bone growth directly on the implant and that the implants therefore are harder anchored. The studies are made in collaboration with Sahlgrenska Academy and the Faculty of Odontology in Malmö, Sweden.
For more information:
Ulf Brogren, CEO Promimic, ulf.brogren @ promimic.se, +46 (0)31 772 80 22, www.promimic.se
More about Promimic
Promimic is a Gothenburg-based medical device company. The company licenses a coating solution to the implant industry. Promimic´s innovative technology is a unique wet chemical method of producing nano-particles of hydroxyapatite (HA), which can be used to coat implants, in order to enhance the anchoring strength and accelerate integration with bone tissue.
Promimic was founded in 2004 by two researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. The principal owners today are, in addition to the founders, Karolinska Development, Almi Invest Västsverige and Innovationsbron.