Research paper published: Synthesis, Characterization, Antibacterial Properties, and In Vitro Studies of Selenium and Strontium Co-Substituted Hydroxyapatite.

The research was carried out by Dr. Muhammad Maqbool, under the supervision of Prof. Aldo Boccaccini (FAU Erlangen). 
Leiden, May 2021

CAM Bioceramics would like to congratulate Dr. Muhammad Maqbool, scientist at CAM Bioceramics and all co-authors on the publication of their research paper ”Synthesis, Characterization, Antibacterial Properties, and In Vitro Studies of Selenium and Strontium Co-Substituted Hydroxyapatite”.

Infections surrounding bone implants are an important challenge for advanced reconstructive surgery. Bacteria are becoming more resistant to drugs and there are fewer effective antibiotics to fight against pathogens. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) can lead to implant exchange which causes pain to 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. Its aim to develop bioceramics having intrinsic antibacterial properties. The results highlight that the synergistic effect of selenium and strontium ions co-substituted in hydroxyapatite offers great potential in the design of novel antibacterial materials that provide antibacterial activity without the use of antibiotics, allowing them to be used as starting materials for the development of unique and effective antibacterial implants for bone regeneration.

“In line with CAM Bioceramics mission, to be the trusted partner for innovative calcium phosphate solutions and services worldwide, we are committed to support our customers to improve patients lives. Identifying and developing novel materials

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for biomedical applications that can provide antibacterial properties without the use of any drugs, will significantly improve patients outcomes and reduce cost to society.

The paper can be found using the link below:
https://www.mdpi.com/1422-0067/22/8/4246

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 developing and testing of the efficacy and safety of novel antimicrobial technologies for preventing & combatting infections.

Further information about the DARTBAC project can be found at: https://www.cambioceramics.com/news/dartbac-project-grant-approval-leiden-november-2020-2/

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.

 

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The paper can be found using the link below:
https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fbioe.2021.647007/full

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: https://www.cambioceramics.com/news/dartbac-project-grant-approval-leiden-november-2020-2/

 

Kings Day

Dear Customer,

With this message we would like to inform you that CAM will be closed on Monday 26 April and Tuesday April 27 due to King’s Day, a National Holiday in the Netherlands.

This means that we will not be able to immediately answer your e-mail or phone call.

Please feel free, to leave us an email at: cs@cambioceramics.com, or a voicemail at +31 71 524 06 00. We will get back to you as quickly as possible upon our return on Wednesday April 28th.

Thank you.

Best regards,
Customer Service

 

Cam wishes you and your loved ones happy Easter holidays

 

Please note: Cam Bioceramics will be closed on the second day of easter, Monday April 5th
This means that we will not be able to immediately answer your e-mail or phone call.
Please feel free, to leave us a email at: cs@cambioceramics.com.
We will get back to you as quickly as possible upon our return Tuesday, April 6th 2021.

 

Whit Monday in The Netherlands

CAM Bioceramics will be closed on Monday 24th May, due to Whit Monday, a National Holiday in The Netherlands. This means that there will be a delay in our normal response time.

Please feel free, to leave us an email at: cs@cambioceramics.com, or a voicemail at +31 71 524 06 00. We will get back to you as quickly as possible upon our return on Tuesday 25th May.

Please feel free to contact us prior to the bank holiday if needed.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Customer Service

DARTBAC PROJECT GRANT APPROVAL,

Leiden, November 2020

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CAM Bioceramics is very pleased that the DARTBAC Project received 9.8M euro funding by the Dutch NWO as part of the National Science Agenda.

The aim of the DARTBAC project is to research new technological solutions to the explosively growing problem of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The DARTBAC project will focus specifically on the development and assessment of the efficacy and safety of novel antimicrobial technologies for preventing & combatting infection.

The project is divided in different work packages and we are proud that Dr. Giuseppe CAMA, from CAM Bioceramics has been selected as the work package leader for “Antimicrobial technology development – hard tissue.” 

Caspar Hogeboom, CEO of CAM Bioceramics stated his reason to become an Industry Partner as follows:  CAM Bioceramics “in line with its mission, to be the trusted partner for innovative calcium phosphate solutions and services worldwide, aims to assist our customers to improve patient live. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR),

Surgical Site Infections, Formation of Biofilm on Implants that can lead to revisions are causing pain to many patients and are a burden on healthcare providers around the world. Finding novel materials to prevent /reduce biofilm formation and infections will greatly improve outcomes for patients at reduced cost to society. It makes me proud to be selected as an industry partner, joining this International team of experts, which no doubt will be lead to success by the project leader Dr. Chris Arts”

Dr. Chris Arts stated “We are looking forward to work with our Industry partners. When I heard about CAM Bioceramics interest in the project, I gladly accepted them as a partner. CAM Bioceramics brings over 30 years of expertise and is recognized as an international  leader in the development and production of HA Coating powder and innovative Calcium Phosphate based biomaterials.”

Further information about the DARTBAC project can be found at: https://nwa-dartbac.nl/

 

Whit Monday in The Netherlands

CAM Bioceramics will be closed on Tuesday 24th May, due to White Monday, a National Holiday in The Netherlands. This means that there will be a delay in our normal response time.

Please feel free, to leave us an email at: cs@cambioceramics.com, or a voicemail at +31 71 524 06 00. We will get back to you as quickly as possible upon our return on Tuesday 25th May.

Please feel free to contact us prior to the bank holiday if needed.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Customer Service

 

Ascension Day in The Netherlands

CAM Bioceramics will be closed on Thursday 13th May and Friday 14th May, due to Ascension Day, a National Holiday in the Netherlands. This means that there will be a delay in our normal response.

Please feel free, to leave us an email at: cs@cambioceramis.com, or a voicemail at +31 71 524 06 00. We will get back to you as quickly as possible upon our return on Monday 17th May.


Please feel free to contact us prior to the bank holiday if needed.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Customer Service

Leiden July-21-2020

Valued Customer / Business Partner,

First and foremost, we wish that you, your family members, and your work colleagues are all not to heavily affected from the COVID-19 crisis. We also hope that the implications for your business are manageable and that your organization will come out of this strengthened.

As mentioned in our message of 20-3-2020, where we said we would do everything in our power to mitigate the risks associated with this COVID-19 crisis, we are now happy and pleased to inform you that together with you, we weathered the COVID-19 storm thus far. We are expressing our appreciation to you for the many productive dialogues during the recent months and being so considerate of each other’s challenges, inabilities, and abilities. Whilst this is a great achievement, it did not come at the expense of any of our employees as we instigated early on, strict COVID-19 protection measures that protected our team members.

Today we are also proud to say that we have been able to serve all our customers and partners worldwide, without any delays and now that we see the first signs of post COVID-19 business recovery, we like to reiterate our gratitude to all that worked so hard to achieve that. We trust that this will set us up for our combined success in the future.

 

 

CAM, as a company supplying products and services to both medical device and pharmaceutical companies is and will be cognizant of its role in society and certainly during and after this crisis. In that context we would like to take the opportunity to inform you that during this challenging period we have been able to create adequate inventory of finished goods and RM’s, to ensure continuous supply to our current customers and potential new customers and potentially accommodate sudden fluctuations in demand. We adapted quickly to the situation on hand and it proved to very useful for CAM and subsequently for our customers.

If you have further questions or ideas as to how Cam could assist you, please feel free to contact CAM’s customer services at +31(0)715240652. CustomerServices@cambioceramics.com or CAM’s sales and business development Sales@cambioceramics.com at +31(0)7152406 00.

Reiterating appreciation to our customers our employees to support our continued success.

Best regards
Caspar J Hogeboom
CEO Cam Holding Leiden BV

 

Leiden July-16-2020

Valued customer,
With this message we like to inform you that Jan Pierik, Manager Sales and Marketing, has decided to leave Cam Bioceramics per the 31st of July 2020, to pursue new opportunities outside of Cam Bioceramics, we respect his decision and wish him the very best in his personal and business life, Jan is currently on garden leave.


While we are looking for a replacement, we like to ensure smooth communication regarding all Customers Services, Sales and Business Development topics, please feel free to contact us by phone or mail.

For your convenience find attached a summary table of contacts by function:

Sales and Business
Development

Telephone:
+31 071 524 06 00

Contact person:
Caspar Hogeboom
Giuseppe Cama
Karl Heinz Boehle
Cecile van den Hout

Science and
Innovation

Telephone:
+31 071 524 06 00

Contact person:
Giuseppe Cama



Quality

Telephone:
+31 071 524 06 25

Contact person:
Tamara Veldhuizen



Regulatory

Telephone:
+31 071 524 06 33

Contact person:
Hana Zangana



Reception

Telephone:
+31 071 524 06 00

Contact person:
Ivonne van der Meij



Customer Services

Telephone:
+31 071 524 06 52

Contact person:
Cecile van den Hout



Cam Bioceramics remains committed to its vision, to be your trusted partner for innovative calcium phosphate solutions and services worldwide.

We continue to invest into our customer facing team and each of these appointments will be covered soon by separate announcements.

 

Applications

Orthopedic implants
CAM Bioceramics’ powders are widely used in the orthopedic industry for plasma-sprayed implant coatings.

Bone graft substitutes
CAM Bioceramics calcium phosphate powders, granules, blocks and putties are used for synthetic bone grafts, as a filler for gaps and voids in the treatment of fractures and major bone defects.

Bioresorbable fixation
CAM Bioceramics calcium phosphate products are applied as material for bioresorbable fixation systems such as interference screws and suture anchors.

Dental
CAM Bioceramics specialized dental products include dental bone grafts and implant coatings.

Aesthetics 
CAM Bioceramics hydroxyapatite is used as an injectable dermal filler.




Excipients
CAM Bioceramics calcium phosphates are used as a carrier for active ingredients for a targeted delivery and controlled release.