Welcome to Trendlines
We invest in, incubate, and support early-stage, high-promise medical and agricultural technology companies in Israel, a global leader in start-up ingenuity. Read More >
Subscribe to Our Newsletter
Stay in Touch
Magdent’s miniature electrostimulation device could open dental implantation to people with poor bone quality and may also prevent infection.
By Abigail Klein Leichnam, ISRAEL21c (8 June 2016)
The Israeli company Magdent says its revolutionary MED (miniaturized electronic device) built into the healing abutment makes the bone grow three times faster by transmitting an electromagnetic field into the implant and the surrounding bone graft.
Electromagnetic fields have long been used by orthopedists to heal complicated bone fractures because they encourage the creation of bone-building cells.
Scaling the technology down to size for dental use, Magdent also proved in animal studies that MED causes the bone to grow more densely than usual. This is significant for the many people who are risky dental implant candidates because of poor bone quality.
Newly on the market in Europe, and patented in the United States and Europe, MED is being mass-produced in Tiberias and will be submitted for US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval next year.