The Kazakhstan scientists together with colleagues from the USA have developed the "smart" polymer allowing to increase the speed of healing of broken bone by 30%, the director of the department of bioengineering, cellular technologies and cellular therapy of the Center of sciences of the Autonomous organization of education of Nazarbayev University Sholpan Askarova said at the IV International scientific conference "Regenerative Medicine and Qualitative Longevity", correspondent reports.
"We have created system of regeneration of bones at fractures, osteoporosis. Together with The University of Pittsburgh "smart" polymer which joins stem cells and a bone tissue is developed. Our researches on laboratory rats have shown that it allows to increase the speed of healing of bone changes by 30%. Now we are at a stage of preclinical trials, we investigate toxicity, that is it is necessary to check as far as our polymer is safe. If researches show that it is safe, clinical tests will be the following stage," Sh. Askarova said.
She has also reported that scientists of Nazarbayev University are engaged in development of "smart" bandages.