Methods and compositions for bone formation
AuthorDavis, Alan R.; Davis, Elizabeth A.; Moran, Kevin; Olabisi, Ronke; West, Jennifer L.; Franco, Christy
A method and system to induce bone growth by locally delivering bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) to the target location for a prolonged period without invasive procedures are disclosed. The new bone growth is induced by delivering cells producing BMPs from transduced viral vectors to the target cite. In various embodiments, the cells are encapsulated in hydrogel microspheres that are non-degradable or degradable by enzymes produced during the bone formation process. Various embodiments may be used to induce spinal fusion or repair critical bone defects.
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