BONE 3D “im Elsass”, an implementation that looks like a return to its roots

With an order book that is filling up fast, and available premises in Alsace, Jeremy Adam, CEO of BONE 3D and a native of the region, decided to open a branch in the Holtzheim business park.

Two multi-material 3D printers from Stratasys: a J750 and a J850 – representing an investment of about half a million euros – have just been installed in Wolfisheim, in the Holtzheim business park, on Thursday 29 October. These latest machines should soon be surrounded by other printers of the same type to expand the production capacity of BONE 3D. If the first goal is to reinforce the production means that the young Parisian company has today, to answer a growing number of orders (in particular simulators of rhino-pharyngeal sampling for Covid tests), this new platform has as vocation to propose tomorrow a wide range of services of design, scan, biomedical engineering and 3D printing to the health establishments of the region. With its experience in creating and operating 3D printing platforms in hospitals with the AP-HP, BONE 3D has imagined this new facility as a laboratory for innovation, intended above all for healthcare institutions. The aim is to meet the needs of caregivers – with agile solutions for the entire hospital, from prototyping innovations to the implementation of validated devices.

A local industrial support that appears necessary today for the fight against the covid-19 virus. BONE 3D is the start-up that accompanied the installation of 61 printers in the Cochin hospital within the AP HP during the first confinement in order to provide the caregivers with material and to make up for the disruption in supply of certain hospital equipment. A platform of local production that has since become indispensable to the Parisian hospital network.

Very dear to his heart, the Alsatian region has seen the founder of BONE 3D  grow up: from the Germain Muller elementary school in Wolfisheim to the Fustel de Coulanges secondary school in Strasbourg, and then on to the Obernai agricultural high school; the agricultural high school of Obernai before long studies concluded by a Licence in biology, a Master 2 and a Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering at the Ecole  Supérieure des Arts et Métiers of Paris.  The local child is therefore very happy to set foot in his native Alsace to deploy new innovative industrial tools. 

The project is supported by BioValley France and the Grand Est region, which wish to encourage the industrialization of the territory. This establishment in Alsace has already created one job and will quickly create several others for the platform’s operational needs. BONE 3D is thus consolidating its national development before its international deployment, which will most likely begin with Germany, given the facilities offered by this Alsatian establishment in the border market. This platform also gives it the means to make the latest innovations that 3D printing technology has to offer accessible to the largest number of healthcare personnel.