Amber Implants is an innovative and ambitious med-tech company with a focus on the design and manufacturing of implants for traumatic spine fractures. The company has extensive knowledge about the mechanical behavior of porous biomaterials created with Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques that will be used to create unique solutions for spinal and other orthopedic disorders in close collaboration with Technical University of Delft, Utrecht Hospital University and many other European research institutes
Life expectancy in modern societies is ever increasing due to advancements in technology. What still in question is that how many years we can live with a proper body function. For instance, around 9 million bone fractures occur each year due to osteoporosis worldwide, which means an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds. In Europe, the number of fractures was reported 3.5 million in 2010 and this number is anticipated to be 4.5 million in 2025 corresponding to an increase of 28%.
Osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures affects around 1.4 million patients globally every year. In north America for a 50-year-old woman, the lifetime risk of clinically evident vertebral fracture is 15.6% and this number increases with the age due to increase of osteoporosis in older people. In the USA approximately 700,000 new osteoporotic fractures are seen every year, of which one-third become chronically painful and therefore diagnosed.
At Amber Implants, our aim is to tackle these problems and play a role in an improvement of humans’ quality of life.
Our work methodology seeks the excellence and quality of the final product. Our cooperative philosophy is based on six fundamental pillars:
- Presenting a unique solution that satisfies all the needs of our patients.
- Constantly improving our product quality and quantity
- Conducting our business in a safe, environmentally sustainable and economically optimum manner
- Employing a diverse, innovative and results-oriented team
- Constantly learning and attentive to market innovations
- Passion for our work
Currently, the focus of Amber Implants is on the development of a Vertebral Body Augmentation (VBA) implants to improve pain control and stabilize the spine in patients suffering from Vertebral Compression Fractures (VCFs), with the trademark of VCFix. For more information click here.