The market for dental implants is well-established and extensive. However, the process of implant integration into the jawbone may be lengthy and in some cases unsuccessful due to bone deterioration and insufficient bone mass. An Israeli medical technology start-up named Magdent has developed a novel electromagnetic dental implant to address these issues. The miniaturized electromagnetic device (MED) is comprised of a battery-driven cap that sits on top of the implant post and emits pulsed electromagnetic energy, enabling faster bone integration and strengthening surrounding bone, according to milestone preclinical studies.
Magdent recently announced that it has raised $800,000 in start-up funds to further develop and obtain regulatory approvals for its new electromagnetic dental implant technology. Although pulsed electromagnetic fields have been previously shown to increase bone regeneration and improve blood flow and tissue oxygenation, Magdent’s technology is unique to the field. With patents in Europe and the United States, Magdent is primed to conduct its first-in-human studies in the months ahead.
Here’s a quick animation explaining Magdent’s technology:
Link: Magdent homepage…
Via: Times of Israel