Lithoz launches LithaBone HA 480 material for 3D printed bone replacements

Lithoz LithaBone HA 480 has been announced as a 3D printed bone substitute.

The company says the material, which is a bioresorbable ceramic bone graft substitute, was developed in ‘intensive collaboration’ with users of previous Lithoz bone graft substitute products.

However, this material is expected to have substantial improvements in mechanical properties, wall thickness, possible geometries and lattice structure size.

Lithoz’ LithaBone HA 480 enables significantly higher wall thicknesses than previous Lithoz bone replacement materials, from 1.6mm to 10mm, while also showing ‘strongly reduced overpolymerisation with an improved depth of cure to achieve a more stable manufacturing process. LithaBone HA 480 claims a ten-fold increase in shelf life. It also allows parts to be cleaned more quickly, making them easier to find.

KLS Martin, a German medical company, has used 3D printed bone replacement implants since 2015. They have already applied the LithaBone HA 480.

“We at KLS have been producing CMF implants for human use on our Lithoz CeraFab printer since 2015, with excellent results in terms of accuracy of fit, tolerability and healing success,” commented Adem Aksu, Director Development Biomaterials at KLS. “We already have had the chance to work with HA 480 and the results are outstanding: from mechanical properties over higher wall thickness to size and lattice structures, LithaBone HA 480 has convinced us of a considerable improvement compared to its predecessor.”

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