New Gene Therapy Technique Shows Promise for Bone Repair

“Same day” approach minimizes time, reduces expense

Terry Stanton

A paper summarizing 18 years of laboratory work and research to develop a “same day” regional gene therapy to enhance bone repair was the recipient of the Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award. The paper, “Regional Gene Therapy (RGT) to Enhance Bone Repair,” by Jay R. Lieberman, MD, describes progress in research into this type of therapy as part of a comprehensive tissue engineering strategy to treat patients with large bone defects or a compromised biologic environment.

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