Dr. Cameron Clokie is what one would call a jack of all trades. At one point or another, he has been an oral surgeon, scientist, entrepreneur, professor, and the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc. For nearly 30 years of his life, he focused on dentistry.
In 1998, he was named the Head of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery while he was a professor at the University of Toronto. In addition, he’s a holder of over 25 US and international patents. Many of these patents were created through collaboration with those of other industries and backgrounds.
At McGill University in Montreal, Dr. Clokie earned his Doctorate degree in Dental Surgery as well as a degree in Philosophy. At the same time, he was able to obtain a diploma in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. This is not to mention dozens of other certificates and fellowships he was able to acquire during his time in school.
Dr. Cameron Clokie Today
Recently, Dr. Clokie has put the vast majority of his focus into regenerative medicine. His company, Induce Biologics, is a company that is geared towards just that. The focus of Induce Biologics is researching and adding to the field of musculoskeletal reconstruction, in particular.
Here, his first major goal was to develop a type of implant that doesn’t need autogenous bone grafts. Nearly 20 years ago, Dr. Clokie became one of the first to use a protein to coax stem cells into becoming bone tissue.
Using this technique, he was able to perform one of only 8 surgeries ever to successfully encourage a man’s jaw bone to recover. This was one of the first major milestones for researchers across the world in the field of regenerative medicine.
Today, Dr. Clokie is now researching methods of generating a bone morphogenetic protein that produces goat embryos from human genes. Then, the milk from these goats could be used to help patients around the world.
The trouble in finding the solution is cost. Testing and experimenting with such detailed equipment is the largest constraining factor to speeding up the results of this research, but Dr. Clokie is confident that the field of regenerative medicine will evolve with time.
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