TechConnect Innovation Program

Microsphere-based Gradient Plugs for Osteochondral Regeneration

University of Kansas, KS, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Implantable biomaterial for promoting bone and cartilage regeneration in joints following articular cartilage injury, a leading cause of advanced osteoarthritis.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Proven Manufacturability

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 5

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The scaffold material design would allow for the future incorporation of pharmaceuticals, biologics or cultured cells to be encapsulated within the microspheres.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 13M

Website: www.kuic.ku.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners