Research paper published: Antibacterial PHAs-Se/Sr Co-substituted Hydroxyapatite Composites for Bone Regeneration.


The research was jointly carried out by Dr. Elena Marcello and Dr. Muhammad Maqbool, under the supervision of Prof. Ipsita Roy (University of Sheffield) and Prof. Aldo Boccaccini (FAU Erlangen).
Leiden, April 2021

CAM Bioceramics would like to congratulate all authors on the publication of their research paper ” Antibacterial Composite Materials Based on the Combination of Polyhydroxyalkanoates With Selenium and Strontium Co-substituted Hydroxyapatite for Bone Regeneration”. We are particular proud of Dr. Muhammad Maqbool, scientist at CAM Bioceramics for his contributions.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can lead to revisions which causes pain to many patients and are a burden on healthcare systems worldwide. The work focused on tackling the worldwide threat posed by the rapid growth of antimicrobial resistance to antibiotics. It highlights that the combination of PHA and hydroxyapatite in conjunction with selenium and strontium ions has great potential in the design of novel antibacterial scaffolds to provide antibacterial activity without the use of antibiotics, allowing them to be used as starting materials for the development of unique and effective antibacterial scaffolds for bone regeneration.

“in line with CAM Bioceramics mission, to be the trusted partner for innovative calcium phosphate solutions and services worldwide, aims to assist our customers to improve patient live. Finding novel materials for biomedical applications capable of providing antibacterial properties without the use of any drugs. will significantly improve patients outcomes and reduced cost to society.

The paper can be found using the link below:

As communicated in November 2020 CAM Bioceramics is an industry partner and a work package leader of NWO funded DARTBAC Project. The DARTBAC project focuses specifically on the development and testing of the efficacy and safety of novel antimicrobial materials for preventing & combatting infection.

Further information about the DARTBAC project can be found at: