Faster bone healing due to microparticles

NanoBone® SBX Putty

Macro world

Faster bone healing due to microparticles



Hydrogel on a polymer silica base - Identical ingredients



Granules and microparticles have indentical composition and nanostructure: Nanostructured hydroxyapatite in a highly porous silica gel matrix.

NanoBone® FIT and FLO

Micro world

The inner surface of granules and microparticles is characterized by nanopores, which determine the interaction with autologous proteins. The outer surface of granules and microparticles - i.e. the geometry - determines the cell reaction.

NanoBone® Granules

The pine-cone shaped granule with fractal surface has a 10 times larger surface area than a smooth body.

10 times larger outer surface by same mass

NanoBone® Microparticles

500,000 microparticles have the same mass as one granule. As a result, the outer surface of the microparticles is 10 times larger.

Granules versus microparticles

  • The interaction with autologous proteins is identical in both product groups.
  • The new NanoBone® products FIT and FLO contain only 1/5 of the solid content compared to SBX Putty.
  • The outer surface and the cell contact are nevertheless twice as large.
  • As a result, the cell activity is greatly increased in the microparticles-products.

Mode of action

Defect healing begins with the degradation of the carrier material and neovascularisation of the defect occurs. The silica gel matrix is replaced by a matrix of autologous proteins as in the application with the SBX Putty.

Advantages of the microparticles-products

  • Faster healing due to NanoBone® microparticles
  • Direct adaptation of the lamellar bone to the external mechanical load
  • New application possibilities through variation of the carrier material
  • Possibility of injection through cannula
  • Perfect handling due to wax-like structure

Cellular processes

Model of a rabbit femur with NanoBone® SBX Putty in the defect 4 weeks post-surgically. Haematoxylin-eosin (HE) – stain

NanoBone® SBX Putty

Formation of woven bones around the granules and in the tissue streets created by resoption.

Woven bones and tissue lines in granules

Borders of a granule

Woven bone

NanoBone® FIT

Microparticle-based products: Complete incorporation of the microparticles into the developing trabecular woven bone. Microparticles outside the bone are resorbed. When the defect is completely healed by remodeling the trabecular woven bone into higher quality lamellar bone, the entrapped microparticles are also degraded. With the SBX Putty any remaining biomaterial must be degraded in addition to this remodeling process.

Woven bone

Microparticles completely incorporated in woven bone