Orthobiology is a field of biomedical technology, which develops new devices and products for skeletal regenerative medicine. IBI sa (Industrie Biomediche Insubri sa) is a Swiss-based company excelling in this field. I met Giuseppe Perale, co-founder and President of the company, who not only gave me the big picture on this field, but also on SmartBone, the technology developed by IBI.
Can you present yourself and your company IBI?
I’m Giuseppe Perale, President of the Board of Directors and co-founder of IBI. In 2007, I started working on what would have become IBI’s technology during my postDoc period at Imperial College London, with the current CEO of the company and co-founder, Gianni Pertici, who was finishing his PhD course at the King’s College. In 2008, we had already imagined and designed 3 different products and in 2012 we raised money and set up the company to develop theses products and put them on the market. We had developed our product called SmartBone, an innovative bone graft for bone reconstructive surgery.