Biomedical Engineering

We have created a virtual cycle between health and industry committed to innovation applied to orthopaedic surgery and neurosurgery.

We promote the development of new medical technologies in humans and animals providing surgical treatment support, taking into account the planning, design, development and manufacture of medical devices (implants and specific instruments), likewise intra-operation assistance.

We work with translational goals on 2 R+D+i lines. On the one hand, highly porous Titanium structures for bone tissue reconstruction and regeneration; and on the other, reabsorpent biopolymer scaffold manufacture for cartilage and soft tissue reconstruction and regeneration.

Activity in the biomedical engineering area is aimed at tissue regeneration and not simply replacement thereof. Furthermore, we use minimally invasive approaches to minimise risks and accelerate patient recovery.

  • 2004

    First exploitation of biomedical patents

    First commercial exploitation of generated patents by the Department, such as the HUMIC plate designed to fix hip osteotomies in children and adolescents

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  • 2005

    CADCAM Laboratory: first prosthetic prototypes

    ITC has been rendering several advanced design and manufacture technological services to companies in the mechanical sector since 2005 (CADCAM - Computer Aided Design Computer Aided Manufacturing). Services rendered to foreign companies centred essentially on the medical sector whereas local services have provided support for companies in various sectors involved in innovative projects.

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  • 2009

    Biomechatronics Laboratory – development of new devices and processes for tissue regeneration. Manufacture of first nanofibres in the Canaries

    The development of new device and processes for tissue regeneration has converted the Canaries into a pioner regarding these regenerative medical applications for the reconstruction of bone, nerve, cartilage and vascular tissues.

    The biomechatronics laboratory develops advanced cell culture tools for both 3D support and cellular adhesion (scaffolds); and the improvement, automation and control of culture conditions (bio-reactor).

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  • 2009

    Manufacture of first nanofibre scaffolds

    Manufacture of the first Canary nanofibre scaffolds in the biomechatronics laboratory. Development of new devices and processes for tissue regeneration.

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  • 2010

    First Canary 3D electron beam printer (titanium): manufacture of first porous structure prototypes

    Acquisition of the first 3D electron beam printer over Titanium, enabling development of new implantable devices and specific instruments for orthopaedic surgery in both human and veterinary orthopaedic clinics.

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  • 2010

    Porous structures prototypes

    Manufacture of the first porous structures prototypes for bone regeneration, made with a electron beam 3D printer

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  • 2012

    First custom implants performed in humans in Canarian hospitals

    Maxillofacial reconstruction in patients, in collaboration with the Canary University Hospital (HUC)

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  • 2012

    Launching of the first mass product for veterinary surgery

    Development of bone operation technique for the treatment of cranial cruciate ligament tears in dogs from the fixation of the tibial bone fragment

     

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  • 2013

    First customised bone implants in Spain

    Due to the homologation ITC obtained to manufacture customised implants for humans, a new hospital service has been developed to improve prosthesis typology and provide a response to tumoral recessions. This customised prosthesis design and manufacture is pioneering in Spain with very few analogies in Europe.

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  • 2014

    First custom implants abroad: Italy, Argentina and Colombia

    One year after starting implant manufacturing activity with a domestic destination, ITC began exporting designs and implants abroad, expanding international destinations.

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  • 2018

    Creation of the Spin-off Osteobionix

    Creation of the spin-off Osteobionix based on scientific and technological knowledge in biomedical engineering

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