7 Jun

Dr. Cameron Clokie: Innovative pioneer of bone healing in Canada

Dr. Cameron Clokie is a Canadian oral and maxillofacial surgeon, serial entrepreneur, and scientist that also holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Induce Biologics Inc.

Dr. Clokie held several positions in academics including being named as the head of Oral and  in 1998 and later as Professor of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://www.ideacity.ca/speaker/cameron-clokie/

He retired this year from academics but continues to publish a variety of papers and create presentations, both nationally and internationally, on bone reconstruction and regenerative medicine. His company, Induce Biologics, Inc., is a regenerative medicine company that is focused on innovative solutions for muscoskeletal reconstruction.

Dr. Clokie uses a protein that can entice adult stem cells into becoming bone tissue. He has pioneered a technique to reset the jaw’s skeletal clock which means he is able to coax the bones to grow as they would in a newborn baby.

The procedures are performed at both the Toronto General and Mount Sinai Hospitals and are a significant milestone for researchers that have been attempting to achieve the goal of tissue regeneration. The current surgeries required to rebuild body parts requires the bone, fat, and muscle to be taken from another part of the body to replace the pieces in another part of the body and it is a very painful process.

The protein used by Dr. Clokie is known as bone morphogenetic protein, or BMP. It was originally discovered at the University of California at Los Angeles in the 1950s by Marshall Urist, a renowned orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Clokie worked for under the direction of Marshall Urist for four years.

Dr. Clokie holds 25 US and international existing and/or pending patents, including many related to bone healing. He has been able to successfully develop relationships with businesses and use his massive knowledge and ingenuity to develop viable commercial enterprises.

Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie – Bizcommunity

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