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An injectable drug could help heal broken bones faster
Maryam Mahdi | | Quick Read
Novosteo, a spinout from Purdue University, has developed a targeted drug combination, NOV004, which reportedly helps accelerate the repair of bone fractures and strengthen weakened bones. When injected, the anabolic agents selectively accumulate on bone fracture surfaces where they promote rapid healing. The research team also believes that the localization of the bone-building drug combination at fracture sites will reduce the collateral toxicity that would occur if the agents were to circulate throughout the body.
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- Purdue University, “Injectable drug for faster healing of bone fractures prepares for clinical trials” (2020). Available at: http://bit.ly/2xaRFUk.