Cameron Clokie is the CEO of Induce Biologics, and the work being done through that company is creating the reality of bone regeneration which gives hope to many and also to some who do not even know they need that hope yet.
As a brilliant surgeon and scientist, Clokie leverages that skillset to lead his company with an entrepreneurial spirit that keeps the innovations coming.
Mr. Clokies opinions and research initiatives are well-respected in the medical community because he has the professional experience to back them up. He just recently brought his academic career to a close, in 2017, but it ranged deep and far across the spectrum before that.
As Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 1998 and then as Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto he has been working with other academics and professionals in Canada to find the best way to induce bone regrowth in areas like the jaw line. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie – Bizcommunity and Cameron Clokie Speaks to Regenerative Medicine
Hence the company name, because there are now new methods that before seemed impossible. In the past, patients with loss of bone due to something like a tumor or a degenerative disease had to take replacement bone from somewhere else in their body.
This ensured that the specimen was a suitable fit and would not be rejected by the person’s body and immune system. Now, it just regrows itself, and there has been a myriad of successes already with the technology which includes some of Cameron Clokie’s 25 patents to do so.
For now, the technology is continuing to grow itself, and there should be many more leaps in understanding and surgeon ability in the near future. At the present time, it is quite an expensive proposition which is not generally covered by Medicare or a lot of other providers.
That means that there is quite an out-of-pocket expense necessary for anyone looking to get this type of work done now. Yet, with the evolution of methods this should come down, and Clokie is working with his company to do so. This is just one of the realizations of a new era.