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2011-07-19 00:00:00

ZURICH, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kuros Biosurgery AG, a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel biomaterials and bioactive-biomaterial combination products for trauma, wound and spinal indications, announced today that it has received Notice of Allowance for U.S. 11/679,807 from the U.S. Patent Office. The now allowed application acknowledges that Kuros has been first in showing that parathyroid hormone (PTH) when applied locally in a matrix to a bone...

2011-06-07 06:26:11

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, approximately 7.9 million bone fractures occur in the United States alone, costing an estimated $70 billion. Of these, 10 to 20 percent fail to heal. However, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have discovered through an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly. The researchers found that stem cells...

2011-06-06 15:21:08

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown in an animal study that transplantation of adult stem cells enriched with a bone-regenerating hormone can help mend bone fractures that are not healing properly. The UNC study team led by Anna Spagnoli, MD, associate professor of pediatrics and biomedical engineering, demonstrated that stem cells manufactured with the regenerative hormone insulin-like growth factor (IGF-I) become bone cells and also...

2010-10-15 08:07:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ A simple ultrasound can speed up the healing of fractures. The use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures, which weren't healing as quickly as usual, resulted in 34% greater bone mineral density (BMD) in the fracture area after 16 weeks than use of a sham device. The researchers tested LIPUS in 51 patients and 50 controls. "These findings demonstrate significantly greater progress toward bone healing after LIPUS treatment...

2010-10-08 14:54:32

Ultrasound can speed the healing of fractures. A randomized controlled trial reported in the open access journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders has found that the use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) in patients with tibial fractures which showed inadequate progress toward healing resulted in 34% greater bone mineral density (BMD) in the fracture area after 16 weeks than use of a sham device. Jon E. Block, Ph.D. worked with a team of researchers from University Hospital Marburg and...

2010-09-14 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Wintherix, LLC, a privately held biotechnology company focusing on bone healing and regenerative medicine, today announced that WX04554, a potent small molecule activator of the Wnt pathway, has been designated as a lead drug for clinical development in bone healing and repair indications. Pre-clinical studies indicate that this class of small molecules potently activates the Wnt pathway and causes bones to heal and become stronger by forcing stem cells...

2010-09-07 08:35:42

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Many bone fractures don't heal completely or properly, but this new model shows why fractures aren't healing properly and how they can be treated to restart the healing process and produce a strong healthy bone. About 5 to 10 percent of bone fractures the healing process doesn't succeed in fully repairing the bone, which leads to non-unions- failure of a fracture to unite and heal. Using an animal model mimicking a clinical non-union situation and a mathematical...

2010-09-03 17:55:21

New models, reinforced by in vivo experimentation, show why 5-10% of bone fractures don't heal properly, and how these cases may be treated to restart the healing process. Results of the model, published September 2 in the open-access journal PLoS Computational Biology, may benefit the ageing population in which the occurrence of bone fractures is expected to rise substantially in the near future. In 5 to 10% of bone fracture cases, the healing process does not succeed in repairing the bone,...

2010-03-10 09:07:50

Tears in the shoulder's rotator cuff, a common sports injury, are painful and restricting. Surgery to repair the damage is successful for pain management, but in many patients it does not result in full recovery of function due to poor healing. New research shows an approved therapy for osteoporosis, Forteo, may speed healing and improve patient outcomes. The preliminary study from Hospital for Special Surgery in New York is being presented at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons...

2009-11-02 09:09:00

Non-Invasive, Low-Complication Treatment Helps Heal Fractures ROSEMONT, Ill., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When fractured bones fail to heal, a serious complication referred to as "nonunion" can develop. This occurs when the process of bone healing is interrupted or stalled. According to a new study published in the November 2009 issue of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS), certain cases involving nonunions respond very well to shock-wave therapy. Researchers say this...


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