Researchers hope to trigger new bone growth in patients suffering from osteoporosis using liquid bone tissue created from material containing stem cells.
The idea is that the paste, made of porous calcium phosphate microspheres, could encourage the growth of new bones thanks to the stem cells inside it.
The hope is it could be delivered threw an injection, meaning the treatment would be quick, easy and non-invasive.
Dr Ifty Ahmed is leading the team and presented his findings to scientists gathered at a regenerative medical conference.
The treatment will be aimed at older people, who are increasing in numbers and are more at risk from fracture.
He said: “Our aim would be to use screening to spot people who are at risk, then strengthen their bones before they get fractures.
“It means that rather than waiting until people have a fall and break something, we would try to stop that ever happening, along with the consequences, loss of independence, surgery and secondary illnesses.”
The paste hasn’t been tested on human beings yet.