Pacific Research Laboratories
Pacific Research Laboratories, Inc. is a leading producer of artificial bone, Sawbones, designed to simulate the bone architecture as well as the bone’s physical properties. Founded in 1978, and now with about 70 employees, it is the largest manufacturer on Vashon, and is locally referred to as "The Bone Factory."
In its research product development, lead researcher Susmita Bose began in 2000 to develop the first artificial open-celled cancellous bone model using materials such as polyurethane-based polymers, ceramic powders, and organic solvents. This research is funded by Washington Technology Center http://www.waTechCenter.org