GRA Eminent Scholar Steve Stice developing biological putty to repair bone fractures
University of Georgia researchers Steve Stice and John Peroni, working with others at the UGA Regenerative Bioscience Center, have been successful in formulating a product that speeds the process for healing injured bones. The scientists first used adult stem cells that produce a protein involved in bone generation and healing and then incorporated the cells into a gel or “putty” to elicit rapid formation of new bone.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), the work has shown promise in both small and large animal models. The DOD hopes future applications in humans will help in the treatment of complex fractures among the military. Read more here>