Verkko Biomedical was formed to commercialize the combustion synthesis technology and manufacture medical grade customized materials, including devices, allowing future expansion to other markets including non-medical. We are pursuing calcium phosphate based materials initially as there are medical devices using this material on the market, as well as our own development of orthopedic devices using this technology.
Calcium phosphate (CaP) based ceramics have been used in a wide variety of clinical bone repair applications for many decades. Use of these ceramics extends from porous coatings on orthopedic devices to long-term porous scaffolds used for craniofacial reconstruction. The primary clinical advantage of calcium orthophosphate materials are their chemical and morphological similarity to the mineral phase of bone.