STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – August 21, 2020. Karolinska Development AB (Nasdaq Stockholm: KDEV) today announces that the portfolio company OssDsign has presented positive interim results from a clinical study where its patented calcium phosphate material is used to restore bone defects in the oral cavity. This is considered to open opportunities for OssDsign's implant technology in new indication areas.
OssDsign develops and manufactures regenerative implants for improved healing of bone defects. The company today presents interim results from a clinical study conducted at the Uppsala University Hospital in 20 patients who undergo sinus augmentation. The purpose of this procedure is to restore deformations due to reduced bone mass in the upper jaw, which in turn can facilitate anchoring of dental implants. Data from a follow-up six months after implantation with OssDsign's calcium phosphate material show new formation of bone and a firm anchoring of the dental implants that were placed during the operation.
OssDsign's patented material has been successfully used in craniofacial applications in more than 1,000 patients. According to the company, the interim results that have become available today show that its regenerative material can also be applied in the oral cavity. The global market for dental membranes and bone replacement materials in and around the oral cavity was valued at USD 610 million in 2018, according to a report from Transparency Market Research.
A detailed outcome of the study will be presented and published in a peer-reviewed medical journal in due course.
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