The Russian-German Company MOJE Keramik-Implantate (a part of MOJE Keramik-Implantate GmbH&Ko.KG) has launched production of zircon-oxide nanoceramic implants in Tomsk Technology Development Special Economic Zone on Wednesday, February 22. It has become the first production of this kind in Russia, said the press-service of Tomsk SEZ.
“The Joint Russian-German Venture Company Moje Keramic-Implantate has been established in Tomsk SEZ. The estimated annual capacity of the enterprise will reach 8000 implants (by the 3rd year of project implementation). 1000 joint implants will be produced in 2012. It’s the first in Russia and the second in the world production of small joint implants (those of the hand, foot, wrist) made of such a material which according to numerous clinical trial results has proved its technological superiority over metal and provides maximum comfort to the patient.”
Ceramic implants production is considered to result in the elimination of import dependence in this medical field. It will also enhance the level of technological equipment, which will lead to the decrease of production costs as well as the increase of the availability of this type of medical care for people.
According to the report, “the enterprise is already preparing for the European certification procedure. The enterprise plans to supply 20% of its products to the Russian market and 80% of it will be exported. Expansion to global markets is performed through the establishment of joint ventures in the most significant regions. In 2012 subsidiaries of the Company are planned to be opened in India and China. Manufacturing of tools for implant installation is also arranged in Deli and is undergoing European certification now.”
According to Anatoly Karlov, Director of MOJE Keramik-Implantate, the total project cost amounts to some 1.5–2 million Euro.
“The first cycle has started – four assembling departments have been opened and we will expand further. So, the first cycle plant has been launched. The second stage will include research and development (R&D) activity and the third one will be the launch of a unique module implant. All project cycles are planned to be completed at the beginning of 2014,” he said.