Here’s something to smile about: A firm in Colorado recently received $3.5 million from an angel investor to move forward on finalizing a new, no-needle form of dental anesthesia. St. Renatus, LLC, is now able to conduct phase three of its clinical trials to bring a nasal mist anesthesia to the market. Phase two of the trials, which we reported about earlier this year, already received the FDA’s blessings.
The mist is intended to anesthetize the upper teeth before dental procedures. Typically, anesthesia is administered through painful needle injections that keep many fearful patients out of the dental office, even though they’re in need of dental care to repair or preserve their teeth or to create a beautiful smile makeover.
St. Renatus hopes to conclude its trails by the end of spring and file a new drug application with the FDA by summer, and finally bring the mist to the masses by 2013.
What do you think? If a mist could block the pain, would you try it?
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