Porous ceramic biomaterials, namely, “artificial bone” are achieving some mainstream acceptance in the field of regenerative medicine on hard tissues. Recently, the numbers of artificial bones and their manufacturing process are found on papers and webs, and the situation implies as if we affirmed acceptable artificial bones. However, there seem to exist unsolved issues in the situation of artificial bone-based therapy.
Unsolved issues are establishing custom-made method and assurance of high connectivity and geometrical features of pores in ceramic artificial bones. Because they are highly production-dependent matters, innovative production process that guarantees the issues is required. To address the innovation, we developed an original method for porous ceramics fabrication named “Mosaic-like ceramics fabrication (MLCF)” that fabricates porous ceramics in brick-like manner.