Arctic Biomaterials has been developing ultra-high strength bioabsorbable implants based on continuous natural mineral fibers, the X3 Fiber, and the patented automated fiber placement (AFP) manufacturing. This innovation enables unforeseen mechanical properties (see graphs below) for bioabsorbable implants, even for load-bearing applications.

ABM´s unique bioactive natural mineral fiber (fibre), X3 provides an extremely strong and osteoconductive ingredient to combine with bioresorbable materials. Together the composite forms a raw material with excellent benefits. Also the absorption time can be tailored by composition selection and processing.

The X3 bioactive natural mineral fibers are osteoconductive, which allows direct bone-implant interaction. The X3 fibers are osteoconductive and osteostimulative. They stimulate osteoblasts to support the producing of a new bone in a bony environment. All the medical grade Evolvecomp™ materials show excellent biocompatibility according to ISO 10993-1 standard. Read more about biocompatibility

Commercialize your vision of strong bioresorbable and bioactive implants using the X3 technology with and ABM´s technical support!

Data and figures from Arctic Biomaterials Research and Development

Data and figures from Biomechanical Testing of Prototype AFP Distal Radius Plate – Cantilever Bending and Axial Compression white paper.

AFP Distal Radius Plate is a prototype bioabsorbable fixation plate manufactured using Arctic Biomaterial’s proprietary Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) technology. The objective of the study was to compare the mechanical properties of AFP Radius Plate with a commercial bioabsorbable radius plate and commercial titanium radius plate of similar sizes.

In the cantilever bending test comparison with commercial titanium plate reference, the mechanical properties are over 85% of the titanium reference strength. The biomechanical axial compression gives the AFP plate the strength that is in average 84% of the titanium reference. In conclusion, the Prototype Distal Radius Plate appears to have initial mechanical properties suitable for load-bearing indications. All the results presented in this paper pertain to an example case using a prototype implant design. When proving the behavior of actual products composed by AFP Technology, similar studies, and possible further analyses need to be conducted in order to verify the mechanical and degradation characteristics of actual products.

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