Antimicrobial bone scaffold

Improve healing, prevent infection with 3D bioprinted scaffold

  • Biocompatible
  • Supports bone healing
  • Applications include craniotomies
  • Trimmable off-the-shelf or patient-specific
  • Prevents/manages infections including biofilms

Licensing Manager: Tyler Scherr, Ph.D. or 402-559-2140


Improve healing, prevent infection with 3D bioprinted scaffold

Researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center have invented a novel bone scaffold that supports healing while simultaneously preventing infections. With the help of the latest 3D bioprinting technology, they created a device that is equal parts regenerative and antimicrobial in one biocompatible package.
An initial prototype demonstrated tremendous efficacy in a mouse craniotomy model of biofilm infection. Final product embodiments include off-the-shelf and patient-specific products.
Contact Tyler Scherr, Ph.D., at or 402-559-2140 to discuss partnering and licensing opportunities.


ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: 3D bioprinted scaffolds containing viable macrophages and antibiotics promote clearance of Staphylococcus aureus craniotomy-associated biofilm infection