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What is IBI’s “nationality”? What is IBI’s “nationality”?

IBI is a Swiss company, headquartered in Canton Ticino, in the south-eastern corner of Switzerland.

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Where are IBI products manufactured? Where are IBI products manufactured?

All IBI production is Swiss made, a guarantee of extreme excellence in terms of both quality and safety.

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What is a QR Code? What is a QR Code?

qr code sampleQR (or Quick Response Code) is a type of two-dimensional barcode that can be read by smartphones and QR reading devices.

Our product packaging cointains a QR code that leads to a dedicated website for our Customers with the lot details.

If you have a smartphone (iPhone, Android or Blackberry) you can find many free apps such as Red Laser, Barcode Scanner and QR Scanner that can read our QR code. All you have to do is take a picture of the QR code using one of these applications, and we’ll do the rest!

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Smartbone - General Infos

Where can I find quality information about SmartBone? Where can I find quality information about SmartBone?

Quality related information and documents are available here.

Furthermore, you can find additional quality information and documentations from the section dedicated to each product lot, have a look here

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Where can I find clinical information about SmartBone? Where can I find clinical information about SmartBone?

Have a look at the collection of SmartBone clinical cases:

– click here for oral surgery

– click here for maxillo facial surgery

 

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Smartbone - Tech Infos

What’s the biological mechanism of osteointegration of a bone graft? What’s the biological mechanism of osteointegration of a bone graft?

Bone generally has the ability to regenerate completely but requires a very small fracture space or some sort of scaffold to do so. Indeed, bone grafting is possible because bone tissue, unlike most other tissues, has the ability to regenerate completely if provided the space into which to grow, a bone graft.

As native bone grows, it will generally replace the graft material completely, resulting in a fully integrated region of new bone. The biologic mechanisms that provide a rationale for bone grafting with composite grafts and xenografts are osteoconduction (guiding the reparative growth of the natural bone) and osteoinduction (encouraging undifferentiated cells to become active osteoblasts).

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Where can I find technical details about SmartBone? Where can I find technical details about SmartBone?

In the “Tech Infos” session of SmartBone you’ll find all the technical details about SmartBone.
Follow this link to find all you look for.

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What are the top mechanical performances of SmartBone? What are the top mechanical performances of SmartBone?

– Braking Stress of about 20MPa (av.)
– Elastic Modulus of about 0,2GPa (av.)
– Breaking torque under screw fixation (screw tenacity) >55Ncm (av.)

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Is SmartBone an open-porous material? Is SmartBone an open-porous material?

Yes! SmartBone has an open interconnected porous structure, with an average emptiness fraction of 27%.

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How is SmartBone’s microstructure? How is SmartBone’s microstructure?

SmartBone microstructure was specifically designed to mimic natural healthy human bone, in terms of composition and porosity.

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Is SmartBone hydrophilic? Is SmartBone hydrophilic?

Yes! Thanks to its composition Smartbone is extremely hydrophilic and can sustain a 38% w/w (av.) swelling in physiologic fluids. This features allows the graft to quickly and massively adsorb blood once in situ, hence sparkling a better and faster integration with the host tissue.

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Which biopolymers are used? Which biopolymers are used?

We use biodegradable polymers, the same used in resorbable sutures.

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Where does the bovine derived mineral matrix of SmartBone come from? Where does the bovine derived mineral matrix of SmartBone come from?

We supply our production with bovine derived tissues directly from fully certified companies in New Zealand, a BSE free Country (GBR1 Country).

We control all our supply chain, according to the most strict norms and highest quality standards.

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How is SmartBone produced? How is SmartBone produced?

IBI applies a proprietary process to produce SmartBone®.

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What is SmartBone made of? What is SmartBone made of?

It’s a composite material, made of a bovine derived mineral matrix, reinforced with biopolymers and cell nutrients.

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Smartbone - Histology

What’s the biological mechanism of osteointegration of a bone graft? What’s the biological mechanism of osteointegration of a bone graft?

Bone generally has the ability to regenerate completely but requires a very small fracture space or some sort of scaffold to do so. Indeed, bone grafting is possible because bone tissue, unlike most other tissues, has the ability to regenerate completely if provided the space into which to grow, a bone graft. As native bone grows, it will generally replace the graft material completely, resulting in a fully integrated region of new bone. The biologic mechanisms that provide a rationale for bone grafting with composite grafts and xenografts are osteoconduction (guiding the reparative growth of the natural bone) and osteoinduction (encouraging undifferentiated cells to become active osteoblasts).

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When does osteoconduction occur in bone grafting? When does osteoconduction occur in bone grafting?

Osteoconduction occurs when the bone graft material serves as a scaffold for new bone growth that is perpetuated by the native bone. Osteoblasts from the margin of the defect that is being grafted utilize the bone graft material as a framework upon which to spread and generate new bone. In the very least, a bone graft material should be osteoconductive.

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Is SmartBone osteoconductive? Is SmartBone osteoconductive?

YES! Histological analyses performed during in vivo and human studies confirmed that SmartBone supports the ingrowth of osteoblasts, which then spread and colonize it, hence generating new bone.

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How does osteoinduction occur? How does osteoinduction occur?

Osteoinduction involves the stimulation of osteoprogenitor cells to differentiate into osteoblasts that then begin new bone formation.

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Is SmartBone osteoinductive? Is SmartBone osteoinductive?

YES! SmartBone is a bone graft material that is both osteoconductive and osteoinductive: histological analyses performed during in vivo and human studies confirmed that it not only serves as a scaffold for currently existing osteoblasts but will also triggers the formation of new osteoblasts, theoretically promoting faster integration of the graft.

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What is SmartBone’s osteointegration dynamic? What is SmartBone’s osteointegration dynamic?

The cellular response to SmartBone graft can be described as a progressive neoformation of healthy bone, which occurs alongside the reabsorbtion of the graft: both osteoconductive and osteoinductive processes are involved.

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Which is the timeframe for complete osteointegration of SmartBone? Which is the timeframe for complete osteointegration of SmartBone?

SmartBone graft integration can be described as a progressive neoformation of healthy bone, which occurs alongside the reabsorbtion of the graft, involving both osteoconductive and osteoinductive processes on a 4-6 months time window (which is the same of the degradation and reabsorbtion of the biopolymers present).

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Which type of bone is being formed after grafting with SmartBone? Which type of bone is being formed after grafting with SmartBone?

The osteointegration of SmartBone leads to the formation of type II and type III bone.

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What types of bone grafts exist? What types of bone grafts exist?

Bone grafts may be autologous (bone harvested from the patient’s own body, often from the iliac crest), allograft (cadaveric bone usually obtained from a bone bank), or synthetic (often made of hydroxyapatite or other naturally occurring and biocompatible substances) with similar mechanical properties to bone.

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Which type of bone graft is SmartBone? Which type of bone graft is SmartBone?

SmartBone is a composite bone graft made of a bovine derived mineral matrix, reinforced with biopolymers and cell nutrients: it can hence be categorized as a composite xeno-synthetic graft.

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Smartbone - Surgical Handling

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