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LaunchPad: Scaffolding for Bone Remodeling

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From Fierce Medical Devices, startup LaunchPad Medical has in-licensed a bone adhesive candidate from Stryker called Tetranite.

Tetranite is a unique synthetic biomaterial that can be used to fix bone to bone and bone to metal. Animal studies have shown that it's nontoxic and effective in repairing bone fractures and securing implanted devices, the startup said.

Early data has shown that Tetranite acts as a scaffold for bone remodeling; it is reabsorbed and replaced in the body with new bone over time.

The startup said it plans to commercialize Tetranite for use in repairing bones and teeth. LaunchPad is looking to market this technology first in the dental implant market and then in orthopedic applications.



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