Toronto’s Regenerative Medicine Expert, Dr. Cameron Clokie

Stem cell therapy can be described as taking donated cells and putting them in a patient so as to treat an injury or disease. According to Dr. Cameron Clokie, an expert in regenerative medicine, taking utilized molecules, cells and biomaterials to fix parts that do not carry out their function properly in the body, due to injury or disease, is what regenerative medicine is all about.

Clokie is an Oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is Induce Biologics’ CEO. Induce Biologics is a regenerative medicine company whose main focus is on musculoskeletal reconstruction solutions.

He was a professor, at the University of Toronto, of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and has been a board member of scientific advisory boards for a number of companies.

There have been scientific breakthroughs in regenerative medicine, yet the number of patients being treated is still low. Hospitals are providing therapies that have not been proven, and which, sometimes, make the situation worse, yet they are making tons of money off of them.

The earliest form of cell therapy is blood transfusion. This is widely practiced in clinical settings. After that came the bone marrow transplant. Through a donor, blood cancer patients got a second chance at life by having new blood cells. How is it that people are not benefiting from regenerative medicine and the potential it has?

In cases of severe burn injuries, the patient’s cells are used for the cell therapy. This goes to show the far we have come when it comes to regenerative medicine. The Lancet report states that there is so much potential to reduce the burden of some conditions such as heart disease, progressive neurological conditions, and stroke. It is a fact that regenerative medicine can improve the quality of life of a patient suffering from chronic diseases and also increase life expectancy. The problem is that treatments through regenerative medicine are not mainstream medical practices.

Research, through regenerative medicine, is being carried out by scientists all over the world with the aim of finding solutions for many of the common diseases and injuries. We have seen progress, for example, the chip technology, which can change cells, from one type to another, and completely heal organs.

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