Dr. Cameron Clokie: Using BMP To Induce Jawbone Regeneration

Dr. Cameron Clokie is a pioneer in a cutting-edge bone regeneration technique using bone morphogenetic protein or BMP. BMP was discovered by scientists working at U.C.L.A. in the 1950s. Dr. Clokie is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He graduated dental school in 1985 with his DDS. To further his training, he attended McGill University.

In 1992 he got a Ph.D. in bone regeneration with a focus on dental implants. Dr. Clokie learned about the use of BMP through his work with Dr. Marshall Urist, a noted orthopedic surgeon.

In 2003 Dr. Clokie became internationally-known when the jawbone of one of his patients grew 7 centimeters when treated with a bone morphogenetic protein implant. Prior to that he had spent over 30 years teaching, lecturing and working with regenerative medicine to help patients with dental issues. Read more: Dr. Cameron Clokie – Bizcommunity

In 1999 he became the first to use BMP to repair the jawbone. In 1998 Dr. Clokie hade been named University of Toronto’s head of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He was later made professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Clokie also wrote and lectured extensively on regenerative medicine as well as bone reconstruction.

Dr. Clokie has 25 patents including some related to bone healing. He also worked with several companies to make his ideas commercially viable. He became the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc., a company that uses regenerative medicine to do musculoskeletal reconstruction.

Dr. Clokie Cameron has also worked with 7 other patients using BMP to transform adult stem cells into bone tissue. While BMP had been used in spinal fusion surgery since the 1990s, Dr. Clokie is one of the few doctors that use it with patients with dental problems.

Dr. Clokie is working to make BMP a tool he regularly uses in reconstructive jaw surgery. Currently BMP is manufactured from the cells of Chinese hamsters by an American biotechnology company. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.ratemds.com/doctor-ratings/1215496/Dr-Cameron-Clokie-Toronto-ON.html

Dr. Clokie plans to make large amounts of BMP and lower the cost of the procedure by taking the human gene that makes BMP and putting it into goat embryos. Theoretically, the milk from those goats would contain large amounts of BMP.

Dr. Jim Tananbaum Investment Profile

Dr. Jim Tananbaum is the founding CEO of the Foresite Capital. This is a healthcare venture and a dedicated private equity firm that specializes in identifying emerging healthcare leaders and helping to boost their profitability by supplying information, advice, capital, and networks. The firm has more than 1.1 billion dollars in assets under management. The idea of starting Foresite Capital came in 2011. Jim had more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and investments strategist in the healthcare industry. His focus is on strategic, operational, and financial opportunities to build franchise healthcare investments. Foresite Capital has invested in more than 77 different healthcare companies in Biopharmaceuticals, medical services & devices, diagnostics, and genomic sequencing. More details can be found on Crunchbase.

Dr. Jim Tananbaum holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and M.D Degree from the Harvard Business School. He also holds a Master’s of Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has vast experience in the healthcare sector through investing and building healthcare companies. Jim is a former senior director at Illumina. He led investments in 21 successful healthcare companies including Amira Pharmaceuticals, Amerigroup group, and Jazz Pharmaceuticals. He previously founded and was the CEO of Thieravance, Inc. (NASDAQ: THRX). Jim founded GelTex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GENZ) after finishing Harvard Medical School. It was able to bring two drugs to the market for less than 80 million dollars. The drugs generate 1 billion dollars in revenues today. Thieravance and Biopharma, Inc. have a combined market cap of 2.75 billion dollars. It was later acquired at 1.6 billion dollars by Genzyme and Thieravance.

Dr. Jim Tananbaum was a founding partner of Prospect Venture Partners II and III. He was also a partner at Sierra Ventures where he was involved in helping to establish their healthcare services investment practice. Dr. Tananbaum has served on advisory boards and visiting committees to the Harvard-MIT HST program and Yale’s President Advisory Council. He is named among the top 100 best venture investors by Forbes Midas list for the third consecutive year due to several major healthcare investments. The Midas List recognizes the top 100 venture capitalists who lead in tech enterprises of the future and who create exceptional value for their investors.

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Brands Get Signal Boost When Advertising on PodcastOne, Research Shows

As the internet continues to open up options for brands to get recognized, marketing experts are learning of all the new ways potential customers are learning about new products and services. PodcastOne is one of these non-traditional media outlets that gaining more recognition from listeners and becoming a main source of exposure for brands.

Norman Pattiz, Executive Chairman of PodcastOne, wanted to see just how influential his internet-based outlet is when it comes to making brands more recognizable to listeners, and enlisted the help of Edison Research to collect the data.

Edison Research contacted regular listeners of PodcastOne programming in 2016 with a pair of surveys, one at the beginning, and another at the end of select ad campaigns running on the network. Their findings show that a particular grocery brand was 60% recognizable with listeners than the year before, which amounts to a 7% increase. Learn more about Norman Pattiz: http://www.adweek.com/digital/radio-industry-legend-now-transforming-podcasting-scene-172245/

Also, the survey tracked financial services, automobile retail, and lawn and garden services, and found that all three rose in awareness by 47%, 37%, and 24% respectively.

Increased brand recognition is a pretty good reason to consider podcast networks a viable outlet for marketing, but Edison Research also found PodcastOne listeners had a change in how they viewed brands advertised to them.

According to their survey, Edison Research found that listeners had positive views of the brands they tracked by as much as 18% more than they did in 2015, increasing the likelihood of them becoming customers of those companies.

Pattiz announced the findings in a public statement. Though he’d been satisfied in the past with PodcastOne’s ability to promote brands to its listeners, he wanted Edison Research to compile hard numbers to verify this.

As traditional media gives way to innovations found through the internet, Pattiz believes that it’s in the interest of any company looking for a new consumer base to change in how they reach out.

About Norman Pattiz:

Forbes revealed that Norman Pattiz is the founder of Westwood One and PodcastOne. In his time as the head of Westwood One, Pattiz oversaw one of the largest radio networks in the United States. Pattiz extended his media reach in 2010 wit the formation of Courtside Entertainment Group, which created PodcastOne.

Pattiz’s media career included time working for the federal government on the Broadcasting Board of Governors since 2000, making him responsible for programming that reached millions of listeners through outlets like Radio Free Europe and Voice of America.

Meet Bruce Levenson, the Former Majority Partner at Atlanta Hawks

On September 2016, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment (ABHE) filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company for breaching its contract of the settlement of claims put forward by the former manager Danny Ferry. The former owners of ABHE included partner Bruce Levenson. However, the lawsuit was not intended to involve the reigning ownership headed by Forbes billionaire Tony Ressler.

AHBE proclaimed that it had been insured under some policy that protected them from losses emerging staff related practices, including, but not limited to specific acts of ‘wrongful termination’ and ‘workplace torts.’ For this reason, the case was a civil one for contract breach and insurance bad faith. Ferry made an unrevealed buyout agreement on June 22, 2015, to end his six-year relationship with the ABHE. After which the authorization of the sale of the group to the Ressler group was released two days later.

The court documents revealed that AIG had refused to acknowledge that ABHE had made a claim and also declined admission that the policy had been activated. Therefore, AIG failed and refused to settle the covered losses without giving any explanation and in bad faith. Additionally, the lawsuit was also pursuing an extra 50% penalty of the unpaid loss as well as the lawyer’s fees and costs.

About Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a former owner of an NBA team. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University and also has a Juris Doctor from American University. He began his profession as a journalist for the Washington Star while still in law school.

Bruce Levenson co-owned the Atlanta Hawks with Ed Peskowitz which he purchased in 2004. The two were the partners with the majority shares; however, Levenson decided to sell his shares in 2014. Additionally, Bruce also co-founded United Communications Group (UCG) in 1997. Other than that Mr Levenson has also worked as a Director at TechTarget, an IT media corporation. Bruce is also involved in charitable ventures and is the President of the “I Have a Dream Foundation” based in Washington, which undertakes many kind deeds. https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education

Securus Technologies Publishes Client’s Comments on Crime Prevention

With everything that has been running through the mainstream media news channels and news feeds it may seem that companies are struggling to find the meaning of customer relations. Whether it is the latest scandal involving major banking branches and fraudulent accounts or airlines assaulting passengers the stories have begun to paint a picture that is not so favorable for large companies within our country.

 

One story that recently came to my attention seeks to change this and directly challenges the current environment of customer relations for major companies. Securus Technologies, a telecom company that has built a storied career on providing prison facilities with solutions for inmate communications, has not only found itself receiving troves of praise from the very people who utilize their systems on a daily basis but have seen their technologies used in various ways to increase crime prevention within all the facilities they operate within.

 

The weekly letters and comments had begun to appear so often that Securus Technologies recently published just a small example of what their real clients are saying about their communication solutions.

 

Securus Technologies Helps Prevent Crimes From Occurring Within the Prison System

 

The inmate communication solutions provided by Securus have already begun to amass quite a number of successes in terms of crime reduction and prevention within prison walls, and at times even outside the prison facilities as well. Stories of contraband rings being discovered or corrupt prison guards being convicted are only but a few of the many ways Securus Technologies’s services have helped prison administrators maintain a crime free prison system. Though not entirely crime free, Securus and prison officials are well on their way to making that a reality.

 

If you are interested in learning more about Securus Technologies, please visit the PRNewswire.com.