Professor Lars Lidgren, our Founder

The Company started as a research company in the early 2000s by Professor Lars Lidgren, with the vision of developing a synthetic product that could replace autograft and improve the quality of life for patients suffering from bone disorders.

  • 2020

    Paper published in Science Advances data provides evidence that a combination of CERAMENT with a low dose of bone morphogenic protein-2 and zoledronic acid can completely heal a large segmental bone defect in an animal model.

    Enrollment for FORTIFY study on CERAMENT G completed earlier than planned, with 198 subjects enrolled.

    Direct sales in Netherlands started.

    CERAMENT G is granted designation as a ‘Breakthrough Device’ by the FDA and a De Novo application is submitted.

  • 2019

    The randomized controlled trial CERTiFy “Autologous Iliac Bone Graft Compared with Biphasic Hydroxyapatite and Calcium Sulfate Cement for the Treatment of Bone Defects in Tibial Plateau Fractures” is published by Hofman et al in Journal of Bone and; Joint Surgery (American). The study confirms that patient reported outcomes and bone remodeling for CERAMENT BONE VOID FILLER are as good as autograft, but with less post-operative pain and blood loss.

    The largest analysis of Health Economic Data for a bone substitute is presented at EBJIS. The analysis included 25000 patients and compared the clinical and financial results of Nuffield Orthopedic Hospital’s care model including antibiotic eluting CERAMENT with the care provided at other hospitals in England.

    Ferguson et al. publish the paper “Radiographic and Histological Analysis of a Synthetic Bone Graft Substitute Eluting Gentamicin in the Treatment of Chronic Osteomyelitis” in the Journal of Bone and Joint infection. The study includes clinical biopsies and histology confirming bone remodeling of CERAMENT G in patients.

    The distribution agreement with Zimmer Biomet ends in May.

  • 2018

    CERTiFy study demonstrates CERAMENT BONE VOID FILLER is non-inferior to autograft in treating tibia plateau fracture defects.

    BONESUPPORT sets up distribution network in USA.

    CERAMENT G approved by Health Canada.

    Product offering expanded by collaboration with Collagen Matrix Inc.

    Emil Billbäck appointed as CEO.

  • 2017

    FORTIFY study initiated for CERAMENT G.

  • 2016

    FDA approval to initiate pivotal IDE clinical study of CERAMENT G in USA.

    Paper in Nature Scientific Reports demonstrates the potential of the CERAMENT drug-eluting platform. Publication entitled ‘A Biphasic Calcium Sulphate Hydroxyapatite Carrier Containing Bone Morphogenic Protein-2 and Zoledronic Acid Generates Bone‘ (Raina, D et al).

    Publication in The Bone and Joint Journal demonstrates the utility of CERAMENT G in the management of chronic osteomyelitis. Paper entitled’Single-stage treatment of chronic osteomyelitis with a new absorbable gentamicin-loaded, calcium sulphate/hydroxyapatite biocomposite – A prospective series of 100 cases’ (McNally et al, The Bone and Joint Journal, 2016, Vol. 98-B, No. 9, p1289-96).

    Richard Davies appointed as CEO.

    FY 2016 sales of SEK 105m (70% YoY growth).

  • 2015

    CE-mark for CERAMENT V the first vancomycin antibiotic eluting injectable ceramic bone graft substitute.

    PMA device pathway for CERAMENT G confirmed by FDA in the US.

  • 2013

    CE-mark for CERAMENT G, the first antibiotic eluting injectable ceramic bone graft substitute.

  • 2012

    Distribution agreement entered into with Biomet Inc for USA for CERAMENT BONE VOID FILLER.

  • 2009


  • 2005

    CERAMENT BONE VOID FILLER cleared to be marketed and sold in the US.

  • 2000

    BONESUPPORT was founded at the beginning of 2000 as a research company with a mission to design and develop a synthetic bone graft substitute that could replace autograft

CERAMENT V is not available in the United States.