A Paradigm Shift in Skeletal Reconstruction

Technology Platform

TRS is commercializing a breakthrough skeletal reconstruction and bone regeneration technology platform that was developed from ground breaking research conducted at the Universities of Michigan and Wisconsin. This platform has two novel and proprietary components.

Our scaffold technology enables TRS to utilize proven and scalable 3D printing methods to fabricate advanced skeletal reconstruction implants that have the following unique attributes:

  • They are bioresorbable over time, fully replacing themselves with natural bone and leaving no residual implanted device.
  • Bioresorbable fixation is an integral part of their design and they do not require the use of metal screws for attachment.
  • Although their micro-architecture is porous to facilitate bone integration, they can bear load and they are strong enough to support function without need for reinforcement with metal plates. This structural integrity allows them to be used as an alternative to bone harvested from the patient for complex skeletal reconstruction.
  • Using input from patient CT scans, their geometry can be custom constructed and, if necessary, adapted in the operating room to exactly replicate and replace missing bone anatomy.
  • Bioresorbable fixation is an integral part of their design and they do not require the use of metal screws for attachment.

Our coating technology allows TRS to integrate our implants with an osteoconductive, mineral coating that enhances bone regeneration and proliferation into and throughout the porous implant. In addition, powerful orthobiologics and bone-growing stem cells will readily bind to this coating, which allows for a controlled and sustained biologic release to accelerate new bone formation. TRS has demonstrated the ability to apply our proprietary coating to other implant materials as well, including titanium and PEEK.

trs skeletal reconstruction scaffold

TRS Scaffold Technology