NanoMet Ltd. was founded in 2007 as a spin off of Ufa State Aviation Technical University. The company’s objective was to organize in Ufa the first in the world pilot-commercial production of semi-products (rods) from nanostructured titanium for medical applcations.
In 2008 and 2010 NanoMeT became a winner of the calls for projects within the programs Start –2008 and Start-2010, announced by the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (www.fasie.ru). Therefore, NanoMeT received funding from FASIE to set up the pilot-commercial production of nanostructured titanium for medical applications.
With the production organized, in 2009-2010 NanoMeT produced the first pilot batches of nanostructured semi-products. Since 2010, NanoMeT has been commercially producing semi-products (rods) for nanostructured titanium fofr medical applications in compliance with the registered Technical Specifications(TU 1825 – 001 – 02069438 – 2010). These semi-products are intended for making dental implants and are in demand by manufacturers of dental implants.
In 2012 NanoMeT received an international ISO 9001:2008 certificate for its quality management system. The certificate was issued by TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH (Munich, Germany), certificate registration number 12 100 43097 TMS. In February-March 2015 NanoMeT successfully passed a recertification audit by TÜV SÜD Management Service GmbH.
To date, NanoMeT has mastered the production of long-length rods (over 2 m in length) with a diameter of 3 –6 mm. The estimated production capacity is 2.5 tons per year.
Currently, dental implants from nanotitanium (produced by NanoMeT) are manufactured in the Czech Republic by Timplant s.r.o. (www.timplant.cz) under the brand name Nanoimplant® and in the USA by Basic Dental (www.basicdentalimplants.com). These innovative implants have been installed in patients for several years now and how demonstrated excellent performance (for information about the clinical practice, please refer to «Publications»).
In addition to production activity, NanoMeT also participates in research activity. In 2009-2011 under the research projects funded by the Russian Federal Target Program and the International Science and Technology Center (www.istc.ru), in cooperation with the companies Innovatsyonnie Tekhnologii (Sarov, Russia), Vitadent (Ufa, Russia), Cosmedent (Ufa, Russia), Conmet (Moscow, Russia) and Metallicum LLC (USA), NanoMeT performed research and organizational-methodical works in the area of the application of nanotitanium in dental implantology. These works laid a basis for the promotion of dental implants from nanostructured titani um in the Russian market. Also, several PhD theses were written on the basis of this work. In 2009-2013 NanoMeT participated in the large-scale international project entitiled «Theoretical Analysis, Design and Virtual Testing of Biocompatibility and Mechanical Properties of Titanium-Based Nanomaterials» (acronym ViNaT) within the 7th Framework Programme of the EC.
The production activity of NanoMeT is based on the R&D results obtained at the Institute of Physics of Advanced Materials, Ufa State Aviation Technical University. NanoMeT owns Russian Federation patent No. 2383654 «Commercially Pure Nanostructured Titanium for Biomedicine and a Method for Making a Bar Thereof», and the production activity is based on this patent.