Locate Bio lands FDA breakthrough nod for bone infection device

Regenerative medicine company Locate Bio announced today that the FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to a bone graft/antibiotic combination designed to combat chronic bone infection, also known as osteomyelitis.

Osteomyelitis is a progressive, inflammatory infection of the bone, usually caused by bacteria and is estimated to account for up to 50% of all non-trauma related amputations. Currently, the standard treatment for chronic osteomyelitis is surgical debridement, long-term, high-dose administration of antibiotics, and — for larger defects — bone grafting, which often requires a second surgical procedure to remove the non-resorbable bone graft.

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