Patent Number: 6,255,288

Title: Certain methanebisphosphonic acid derivatives in fracture healing

Abstract: The invention relates to the use of methanebisphosphonic acid derivatives of formula I ##STR1## for the treatment of fractures. These compounds have surprisingly been found to promote a more rapid and stronger fracture healing in mammals including man.

Inventors: Goodship; Allen E. (Bristol, GB), Walker; Peter (Bristol, GB), McNally; Donal S. (Bradley Stoke North, GB), Chambers; Timothy J. (London, GB), Green; Jonathan (Arlesheim, CH)

Assignee: Novartis Corporation

International Classification: A61K 31/66 (20060101); A61K 31/67 (20060101); A61K 31/675 (20060101); A01N 043/04 (); C07F 009/22 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018