(Duke University) Researchers at Duke University have engineered a patch or bandage that captures a pro-healing molecule called adenosine that briefly surges at the site of a bone break or fracture to accelerate and improve the natural healing process. In a proof-of-principle study with mice, the bandage helped to accelerate callus formation and vascularization to achieve better bone repair by three weeks.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/du-bbs121319.php