3D Printing of Bones
Feb 19, 2021
Duran N Yetkinler, MD, Ph.D.
3D Printing of Bones

Dr. Yetkinler has worked and established several orthopaedic device companies throughout his career. He has more than 25 years of industrial experience in medical device development is currently co-founder and CEO of 3D Biomaterials LLC, and Pacific Bioceramics, LLC. Prior to his current role, he was the President of Skeletal Kinetics, LLC, a Colson Associate Company and a leading provider of Calcium phosphate-based cement used in orthopaedic fracture repair and reconstruction. 


He also served as the CTO, Vice of President of Regulatory Affairs and Product Development (Skeletal Kinetics), Director of Preclinical and Clinical Research (Arthrocare Corp), and Manager of Orthopaedic Research and Development (Norian Corporation). Outside of his industrial experience, Dr.Yetkinler serves as a faculty member for the San Jose State University Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program, and as an advisory board member for the Ohio State University Biomedical Engineering Program, and a reviewer in C-DOCTOR (Center for Dental, Oral & Craniofacial Tissue & Organ Regeneration which is collaboration among UCSF, UCLA, UCDavis, UC Berkeley, USC, City of Hope, and Stanford University. 

He has been also a reviewer for the Journal of Orthopedic Trauma since 2005. Dr. Yetkinler has been a member of ORS since 1997. He is an author of over 50 Abstracts, peer-review publications, and more than 20 patents. Dr. Yetkinler received his MS (Bioinstrumentations and Biosignals) and Ph.D. (Biomaterials and Biomechanics) in Biomedical Engineering from the Ohio State University, and his M.D. from Hacettepe Medical School in Ankara, Turkey. He is married and has one son (23) and one Daughter (21). As a scientist, his research interests are use of Calcium phosphate bone cements, 3D printing of boney parts, and therapeutic roles of stem cells in trauma, spine, sports medicine, total joint arthroplasty, and cranio-maxilofacial fractures and reconstructions.

Dr Yetkinler will be talking about his new enterprise 3D Biomaterials, which the company found an innovative way of printing boney implants for Craniomaxillofacial applications. The implant mimics the host bone in mechanical and structural nature, and is fully biocompatible.