Startup A.D.A.M. Looks to Replace Titanium Bone Implants With Biodegradable Technology

By James White | Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Startup, Health & Wellness

In an effort to reduce the cost and evasiveness of orthopedic implants, startup company A.D.A.M. is using 3D printing to create biodegradable bone implants. The 3D printing business is searching for support from crowdfunding investors to help its startup company grow and continue to refine its technology.

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Garnering New Support From Investors

A regulation crowdfunding campaign for A.D.A.M. is currently being hosted on the StartEngine crowdfunding platform. The 3D printing company is prepared to raise up to $1.07 million in new financing during the fundraising campaign. Stock in the 3D printing business is currently being sold to investors at $2.93 per share. So far, A.D.A.M. has generated over $50,000 in new business funding from the campaign for its startup.

“A.D.A.M. is a biotech company that uses advanced 3D printing technology to replace broken bones and organ tissue to every person that needs it,” said Denys Gurak, CEO of the startup business. “With medical 3D printers, we’re able to safely print bone and organ tissue to create tailor-made solutions that allow for robust bone healing in challenging situations.”

Most of the business funding generated over the course of the crowdfunding campaign will allow the biotech business to refine its 3D printing technology through research and development.

The biotech company expects its products to complete animal trials and obtain clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by late 2022 or early 2023. Over the following years, A.D.A.M. plans to expand its business beyond bone implants and use its technology to create blood vessel implants, heart valves, and bronchial implants.

Personalizing Implants With 3D Printing

Founded in 2018, the biotech startup seeks to provide a full range of services related to personalized bone implants, from 3D modeling and printing to fully prepared implants. The goal is to create a technology platform that allows trained medical professionals to design and create personalized implants for patients.

Using images from MRI and CAT scans, a medical professional will be able to use software to design an implant tailored to the needs of the patient. The design can then be printed using proprietary biomaterials and printers created by the startup business. According to the biotech company, printing can be completed on-site or remotely. A.D.A.M. expects the production time to take roughly 24 hours.

Implants constructed by the biotech business are either bioresorbable or biodegradable, which means medical professionals should not need to perform additional surgery to remove parts of the implants during the recovery period.

Disrupting the Orthopedic Implants Market

In the orthopedic implant industry, A.D.A.M. will have to compete alongside existing companies that provide traditional titanium implants, as well as biotech startups that are pursuing similar technologies. Established names in the industry include Stryker and Johnson and Johnson.

Market research predicts that the global orthopedic implants market will reach $64 billion by 2026. The industry is expected to register a CAGR of 4.1% over the forecast period.

About the Author

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James White is a Michigan State University graduate with a BS in Environmental Biology. He is interested in reporting emerging trends in technology, especially with regard to alternative energy and environmental conservation.

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