About the Event
EpiBone is on a mission to use groundbreaking research to transform skeletal repair.
They do that by doing something that until recently was thought impossible: they grow bones in their lab and then implant that individually-modeled, living bone into the patient who needs it. So now, after a decade of work, EpiBone is ready to deliver on the promise of personalized medicine. The EpiBone Process:
- 3D imaging precisely maps the shape and size of bone needed
- Adult stem cells are extracted from the patient’s abdominal fat
- The cells are placed on a scaffold created from the 3D image of the bone
- The scaffold is placed in a bioreactor that nurtures cell growth
- Over the next three weeks, the cells remodel into a personalized bone graft ready for implantation
Once implanted the bone continues to grow, integrating itself into the body. It is as natural as the original bone around it. Beginning with facial reconstruction, EpiBone’s technology will ultimately be used for joint repair as well as any other bone repair or replacement.
The technology is so promising it has received support from Henry Kravis, The Tata Family Office, and MIT’s Dr. Robert Langer who has been involved with Moderna since its earliest days. Watch this webinar on February 18 to hear about this groundbreaking technology from EpiBone CEO and co-founder, Dr. Nina Tandon and its incredible promise to transform skeletal repair.