CoreBone Featured in Israel21c

Growing new bone from corals raised in the Israeli desert

Graft material made from the enriched mineral exoskeleton of cultured corals is four times stronger than human bone.

By Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c (6 December 2016)

CoreBone coral

CoreBone coral grown in its coral farm in Israel.

An Israeli bone-graft product made of enhanced coral has received CE approval to start sales in Europe for dental and orthopedic procedures.

This unique product is made from corals grown in a closed system using patented technology to provide bioactivity and eliminate biological contamination.

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“Bone grafts ideally should have four features,” [CoreBone CEO Ohad Schwartz] explains. “They must be bioactive, not just a passive scaffold, in order to attract new bone cells; they must be strong enough to support the site, especially for implants; they must allow for being replaced as new bone grows; and they must be porous to enable vascularity,” meaning that blood vessels can grow through them naturally and produce growth of bone from the inside out.

“If you have all those features, you have a very good bone graft,” Schwartz continues. “We have all of those.”

Read the full article on Israel21c.

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