Advanced Bone Technology is creating an artificial bone platform, SimuBone, that provides the experience of working on a human body without the hassle. The standard for device, therapy, and procedure development is human cadaver or animal testing. SimuBone is the first product to combine internal and external geometrical precision with mechanical properties tailorable to customer specification, providing the look, feel, and performance desired in a clean, bio-hazard free, consumable product.
A University Innovation Fellow and veteran entrepreneur, Andy has been named to SME (2015) and Forbes (2016) 30 under 30 lists in the Manufacturing and Industry category. Andy acts as President/CEO.
Joel has the most experience with testing protocols and data analysis acquired from several internships with test specific focuses. He leads test standard development and data analysis as well as assisting with business model development. He keeps tabs on the organization of the venture as COO.
Lydia Gregersen is an intern at ABT. She is studying Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics at NDSU, and is a University Innovation Fellow.
SimuBone is a patent-pending platform combining engineered materials with a specialized additive manufacturing (3D printing) process to produce the most realistic alternative to human bone available. High resolution manufacturing precisely reproduces every detail of the desired bone, including the contour of cortical ‘hard’ bone and intricate structure of trabecular ‘spongy’ bone. SimuBone’s performance engineered materials and process will be analogous to live bone and tailorable to a specific sex, age, disorder, or even a particular patient. By tailoring geometry and performance to customer specification, SimuBone family devices will meet needs ranging from repeatable lab tests to personalized healthcare of a specific patient.
Highly accurate geometric models with the enhanced feeling of operating on real, living bone.
Standard models replicating average bone in a healthy middle-aged person. Enabling you to do cost effective rapid prototyping.
Artificial bones and bone systems for testing of medical devices and protective equipment. Custom conditions such as osteoporosis replication available.