Profesor Per-Ingvar Brånemark

Born in 1929, Per-Ingvar Brånemark studied medicine at the University of Lund, Sweden, where he began his work as professor of anatomy. Thereafter, he joined to the University of Gothenburg, where he finished developing his most notable work: "a theory of osseointegration," based on his research on blood circulation in the repair of bone fractures. Professor P.I. Brånemark discovered that pure titanium is accepted by the human body as their own, integrating with the bone tissue without causing any adverse reaction. He has received numerous awards and nominations for his work including the coveted Prize of the Swedish Society of Medicine and the Medal of the prestigious Swedish Academy of Engineering for technical innovation.

He has also been honored with the Medal of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine for his research and has over 30 honorary doctorates at universities around the world. He is an honorary member of the Royal Society of Medicine in the UK.


Nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in medicine, was nominated in 2011 Prince of Asturias Prize and received the same year the prestigious "European Inventor Award 2011" in recognition of a lifetime of research and clinical work.