Dr. Cameron Clokie is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and the founder of induce Biologics Inc, a regenerative medicine organization that focuses on developing solutions for musculoskeletal reconstruction. He developed a procedure that coaxes jaw bones to grow as they would in a child. Using a protein to coax stem cells into developing to bone tissue, Dr. Clokie was able to regrow patients’ jaw bones.
The revolutionary procedures were performed at Mount Sinai Hospital and Toronto General Hospital. This is a milestone for researchers who are looking for ways to generate tissue. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: http://www.ideacity.ca/speaker/cameron-clokie/
The protein (bone morphogenetic protein) was first found at University of California in the1950s. Marshall Urist, an orthopedic surgeon, who was Dr. Clokie’s senior, discovered it and other proteins that induce growth within the bone’s matrix. Dr. Urist, who is deceased, then used the protein to foster growth of limb bones.
Dr. Cameron Clokie tested BMP as a tool of reconstructive jaw surgery and found out that a lot of bone is needed to derive the protein. When he used the protein to repair the first jaw bone, Dr. Clokie found out that limb bones of 40 cadavers produce only three milligrams of BMP. Since this was not an approved source, he sought services of a US biotech form to produce BMP in Chinese hamster cells. Since then, he has been able to perform the procedure on eight people.
Educational Background and Experience
Dr Clokie has experience in clinical practice and academic dentistry. He holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery and a Doctorate in bone regenerations from McGill University. He served as a professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at University of Toronto until he retired from academia in 2017. He has researched, authored, and made several presentations on bone reconstruction and regenerative medicine.
Dr Clokie has made a remarkable contribution to the field of medicine. In addition to this contribution, the doctor has future plans to generate BMP by inserting the gene that produces the protein into goat embryos. Goats will then produce it in their milk and the protein could be used to help several patients.