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SMC Biotech enhancing bone healing without increasing bone growth factor
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SMC: Sweet science for bones
Monday, October 14, 2013
Biotechnology Inc. is developing a carbohydrate that promotes bone
healing by enhancing the regenerative effects of bone morphogenetic protein 2,
without actually increasing levels of the growth factor. The company expects
its approach will avoid safety issues associated with a marketed recombinant
BMP2 promotes bone growth by inducing osteoblast
Inc.'s InFuse Bone graft is an implantable product that delivers
recombinant BMP2. InFuse has FDA clearance for use in orthopedic indications,
but its clinical utility remains controversial, according to SMC President and
CEO Michael Crockett, who said the main issue is the possible risk of
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