The CEO of biologics Inc., Dr. Clokie is an oral and a maxillofacial surgeon, scientist and an entrepreneur. His company, a regenerative medicine company, looks into innovative solutions for musculoskeletal reconstruction.
More than 30 years he has been in academic dentistry, recently he was named the head of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto, this position he held until retirement in 2017. His counsel is also kept high in scientific boards by several companies.
Cameron Clokie came up with a method that resets the skeletal jaw clock. With the use of proteins that seduce adult stem cells into becoming bone tissues. The techniques are a milestone to researchers and scientists who dream of regenerating body parts. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://www.ideacity.ca/speaker/cameron-clokie/ and http://prairiesnewstribune.com/canada/toronto-dentist-cameron-clokie-talks-up-new-technology-available-to-oral-surgeons/3427
The method differs from the previous one as it is less painful. To reconstruct a jaw, Dr. Clokie, adds a particular growth protein to a patty like a gel that liquefies in the freezer and solidifies at room temperature. He proceeds to model it to a missing jaw shape, describing it as like play-doh.
The gel is then filled in the missing part of the section of the jaw, as blood vessels start to grow over; it dissolves itself at the same the jawbone begins to regrow thus closing the gap. Dr. Clokie carried out the procedure at Toronto general hospital and Mount Sinai hospital and presented the findings at the U and T conference of medicine week.
The protein used is known as Bone Morphogenic Protein (BMP), discovered 50 years ago at the University of California by a renowned orthopedist surgeon Marshall Urist. The late Dr. Urist used BMP for regrowth of long limbs and used it to counter bone loss around the teeth.
In the 90’s surgeons used it to fuse the spine. BMP affects stem cells which circulate the body in adulthood. The stem can grow various types of tissues.
The first BMP completion occurred in 1999, initially Dr. Clokie used ground bones but later turned to a biotech firm that produces the proteins from hamsters, this has propelled his career, using the BMP for his surgeries. Dr. Clokie intends to generate more BMP by inserting the human gene into goat embryos thus producing it in large quantities. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie Gives His Quick Tips for Tooth Care While Traveling
Being a holder of more than 25 patents which are bone related, he managed to develop partnerships’ with businesses and transfer knowledge to more relevant industries.