Nano Bridging Molecules
S.A., a Swiss early stage med-tech company devoted to developing new generation
medical implant surface modifications, has announced the successful conclusion
of the second of three planned financing rounds.
Following oversubscription of the company's first funding round in 2007
NBM significantly expanded its pre-clinical testing program, embarked on its
first dental human clinical trial, recruited key scientific and clinical research
staff and relocated its operations to purpose built laboratories and new offices
in the Swiss canton of Vaud. Notwithstanding the current economic downturn the
company has fully subscribed its second funding round. The funds raised are
being used to conclude a 52 week large animal pre-clinical study (one of the
largest of its kind conducted in Switzerland), commencement of orthopedic pre-clinical
studies and expansion of its ongoing human dental clinical trials with the establishment
of additional study centers in each of Europe and the US. The company is working
closely with regulatory consultants aiming to have its first CE Marked dental
implant surface treatment on the market in Q4 2010 and to achieve first sales
in the orthopedics area in 2012.
NBM is an award winning company which owns the global rights to develop, manufacture
and market its SurfLink® technology. At the heart of this technology are
patented multi-phosphonated molecules which have been developed over a twelve
year period by world-leading, multi-disciplinary scientific teams from the University
of Geneva and Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
Presently patients requiring joint replacement or spinal implant surgery are
required to wait for as long as they possibly can before being operated on as
a direct consequence of the limited life span of today's devices and the
likelihood they will, at some point, need to be replaced. Covalently bound to
implant surfaces prior to surgery, NBM's SurfLink® molecules facilitate
a chemical reaction that naturally fuses treated implant surfaces to the patient's
bone. This gives rise to the exciting prospect of patients, regardless of age,
being able to receive SurfLink® treated implants which will provide truly
long term if not a lifetime of service.