Researchers have developed a moldable bone substitute called Novogro Putty that can be implanted into the site of a bone fracture and degrades as the bone naturally heals.
Sarit Bhaduri, PhD, the co-founder of OsteoNovus, the Ohio-based company responsible for the innovation, said that what sets Novogro Putty apart is that it naturally dissolves in the body, rather than remaining in the bone.
“It is perfectly biocompatible and eventually dissolves in the body,” said Bhaduri, in an exclusive interview with R&D Magazine. “Everybody else, they have a composition that is biocompatible, but it does not degrade in the body. We prefer something that degrades in the body and the actual bone takes its place. So if you have a complex injury, you can inject the other guys stuff and it will remain there and not go away… Continue reading.