Soft Implants for Soft Bones
Lifespans develops proprietary approaches to making implants safer and more effective when repairing broken bones in elderly patients.
Our first device, the Lifespans Soft Hip implant, features a biocompatible polymer cushion — the Fang-Kulper Tip — that spreads stress across bone tissue, reducing the risk of painful implant migration and failure after surgery.
The Lifespans Soft Implant Product Portfolio
We are actively developing a portfolio of products based on Lifespans Soft Implant Technology: the Lifespans Soft Hip, Soft Shoulder, and Soft Spine. Our first implant, the Lifespans Soft Hip (DTSS), is presently pending FDA/CA review as a 510(k) / Class II device. Information related to our additional pending implants is available upon request. Contact Lifespans
Our Research Advantage
Levering our deep ties to Asia's #1 medical school - the University of Hong Kong - Lifespans specializes in conducting basic research into the mechanical changes to bone that come with advancing age, and translating these insights into new implants that are safer and more effective at treating fractures in soft bone. Aside from our Lifespans Soft Implant technologies, our ongoing cutting-edge research has also resulted in several papers related to Lifespans Soft Implant Technology, published in world-leading journals in biomedical engineering:
Kulper, S. A., Fang, C. X., Ren, X., Guo, M., Sze, K. Y., Leung, F. K., & Lu, W. W. (2017). Development and initial validation of a novel smoothed‐particle hydrodynamics‐based simulation model of trabecular bone penetration by metallic implants. Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
Kulper, S. A., Sze, K. Y., Fang, C. X., Ren, X., Guo, M., Schneider, K., ... & Ngan, A. (2018). A novel fracture mechanics model explaining the axial penetration of bone-like porous, compressible solids by various orthopaedic implant tips. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials, 80, 128-136.