Cameron Clokie, a maxillofacial and oral surgeon, is known for his research and innovation which paved the way for advancements in regenerative medicine.
According to Bloomberg, Cameron Clokie is also a serial entrepreneur and the Chief Executive Office of Induce Biologics Inc., a medical firm that focuses on regenerative treatments methods specifically targeting musculoskeletal reconstruction.
Interestingly, Dr. Clokie made a significant breakthrough when he regenerated the broken bone in the jaw of many patients in a natural way more than a decade back. While he was working as the head of maxillofacial and oral treatments at the University of Toronto, Dr. Clokie framed the method using a specific growth protein that can induce the tissue growth in the missing areas.
It was a revolutionary process then, considering the less impactful and more painful treatment methods present until those days. Dr. Clokie used bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) to the areas where the tissues need to be generated. He used a particular method of adding BMP by covering with a putty-like gel to the missing area.
The surgery in the initial days took four hours, which was significantly less than average 20 hours in other treatment methods. Within few days, blood vessels started growing around the gel structure.
Then, the gel started dissolving, and jawbone started growing to fill the gap. The treatment was very effective and provided quicker results than the traditional methods used until then. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://inducebiologics.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=18
Clokie has more than three decades of research and clinical practice in academic dentistry. He was named as the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery-Head at the University of Toronto in 1998, and later became the Professor at the same university.
He is widely recognized as a prominent researcher and published many papers and articles based on regenerative medicine and bone reconstruction. He also served on the advisory boards of many healthcare firms and organizations.
In the span of his career, Cameron Clokie became the holder of 25 existing or pending patents in U.S. and worldwide. Before starting his career and research, Dr. Clokie did Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in the year 1985 and later did a Ph.D. in bone regeneration from McGill University.