From Belgium: 3D-Bioprinted ‘Waffle’ to Fix Broken Bones

kasios_bone_therapeutics_3D_print_osteoporosisBone Therapeutics (Belgium) is a cell therapy biotech working on bone fracture repair which has now extended its collaboration with Kasios (France), to develop next generation bone disease therapy with 3D-Bioprinting technology.

The current standard-of-care in the Bones field involves major surgeries and (consequently) long recovery time. Bone Therapeutics is therefore developing a range of regenerative products containing osteoblasts (bone-forming cells), which can be injected with minimal invasiveness.

Preob, Bone Therapeutics’ autologous bone cell product, is currently in pivotal Phase IIb/III clinical studies for two indications: osteonecrosis (for which it has FDA Orphan Drug Designation), non-union fractures, and phase II trials for severe osteoporosis.

Allob on the other hand is an allogeneic “off-the-shelf” cell product made from adult bone marrow donors. It is in phase I/IIa trials for the treatment of delayed-union fractures and lumbar fusion for degenerative disease of the spine.


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A growth-driven and strategic executive, Peter Coffaro commands more than 20 years of progressive management success within the medical device industry. As a District Sales Manager for Stryker Orthopaedics, Peter was responsible for managing and directing a regional sales force to achieve sales and profit goals within the Rocky Mountain region. Previously, he was the Director of Sales & Marketing for Amp Orthopedics. In this role, Peter was responsible for planning, developing, and leading all sales and marketing initiatives. Peter is a former orthopedic distributor in the Pacific Northwest. He has also worked with DePuy Orthopaedics as well as Zimmer, and held positions in sales, sales training, and sales management. Peter has an extensive background in organizational development, business development, sales management, negotiating and P&L management. Peter holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Northern Illinois University.

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