TI-FOAM™ implant designs
Opencell Biomedical,
 195 Avenue Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada, 416-729-8767

Bone ingrowth in NRC Ti Foam

Bone ingrowth in titanium foam developped by the Industrial Material Institute of the National Research Council Canada (NRC-IMI). The microCT reconstruction shows the bone osseointegration in a 4mm diameter, 50% porous, titanium plug in a rabbit femur after 6 weeks.

" Ti-Foam Dental Implant System is a titanium foam coated dental implant intended for dental restoration. It
is available in threaded and full foam designs and consists of component abutments. It has greater short
and long-term stability. The rough surface of a titanium foam implant creates friction between the implant
and the bone, allowing bone growth to help fix the implant in place.

Dental Implants - Global Pipeline Analysis, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecasts to 2017

Ultimately this breakthrough design of dental implant allows the practitioner to drastically decrease treatment times in delivery of the final prosthesis. Increasing productivity by a multiple as high as ten and ultimately increasing the bottom line for the practitioner proportionally.  The patient also benefits dramatically by receiving the replacement tooth sooner with decreased chances of failure. The increased patient satisfaction can also initiate the word of mouth growth for the practitioner. WIN-WIN for all involved.

What is Ti Foam™  

   A revolutionary material providing high levels of biologic fixation by uniting the proven clinical history of titanium with a biomimetic nano-structure similar to bone.


Its Its unique structure, corrosion resistance, biocompatibility and nano-mechanical properties make Ti Foam™ attractive for tissue attachment. The targeted applications are porous implants and attachment systems for orthopaedic and dental applications.


CaCanada's National Research Council's Industrial Materials Institute (IMI) developed a new patented manufacturing process to produce metallic foams uniquely enabling placement of porous titanium foam to small structures such as dental implants


ThThe material was developed and designed for use as a dental implant in a joint R&D project by IMI and Toronto based Biomedical Implant Technologies

     Establishes a proprietary bone to implant interface enabling its implant systems to provide:

Better initial stability through a unique proprietary dental implant surface material that demonstrates more rapid vascularized, bony ingrowths allowing for greater immediate stability of the implant

Better stress transfer to surrounding bone

Better transition between the implant and the surrounding bone

Better peri-implant bone health

Faster Osteoinduction and Osteointegration

Utilization of Bone Graft Surface Impaction Technique®


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The titanium dental implants market is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 10% over the period 2010–2017 to reach revenues of $5 billion by 2017. Source: GlobalData, Annual Reports, SEC Filings, Investor Presentations, Earning Call Transcripts, News and Press Releases, Scientific Journals, Trade Associations, Interviews with Industry Experts and Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs)