Dr. Cameron Clokie: The CEO of Toronto’s Induce Biologics Inc.

Regenerative medicine, although a promising medical field, is controversial. Those who oppose it do so because of religious reasons and perhaps because the stems cells required to perform regenerative medicine procedures could only be obtained from cadavers, but that was in the early days of regenerative medicine.

Bloomberg revealed that presently, the relatively new field has improved drastically courtesy of input from professionals such as Dr. Cameron Clokie. Dr. Clokie has dedicated his career to demonstrating that regenerative medicine is a better alternative to some traditional surgeries of body rebuilding.  Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://www.wingsjournal.com/dr-cameron-clokie-gives-quick-tips-tooth-care-traveling

Also, part of his career is preoccupied with finding new sources of stems cells. For example, Dr. Clokie presently uses bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) produced from the cells of Chinese hamsters. During one of his conferences, Dr. Clokie indicated that plans were underway to produce BMP by incubating a gene producing the protein in the embryos of goats.

Dr. Clokie, an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, has proven that regenerative medicine beats traditional surgery with regards to jaw reconstruction. In the early 2000’s, Dr. Clokie reconstructed Peter Russel’s jaw. The former had lost part of his jaw to a benign tumor. Dr. Clokie used BMP to initiate a jaw bone growth in Russel. The procedure turned out well as Russel developed a new jaw bone with no complications.

During one of his conferences, Dr. Clokie compared Russel experience to Ms. McFarlane’s (another victim of benign tumor who had undergone traditional surgery). While Russel spent only four hours in the operating theatre, and 48 more hours in the hospital, surgeons operated on Ms. McFarlane for over 20 hours.

McFarlane spent over two weeks in the hospital after the surgery. In fact, she was under intensive care unit during the first week. To add insult to injury, McFarlane’s date with the surgeons was not yet over as she was scheduled to be operated on some few months after the first operation. Russel underwent only one procedure, and that was it.

Dr. Clokie is the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc. The regenerative medicine firm seeks to find solutions for patients such as Russel. Dr. Clokie was a professor and in charge of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Toronto until his recent retirement.

Waiakea Water: Championing a New Age of Socially and Environmentally Conscious Brands

Plastic is one of the most hazardous substances on the planet, as it is a major cause of the pollution. Socially conscious companies are now coming in to try and minimize the damage that the earth is being exposed to, and Waiakea Hawaiian Bottled Water is one of them. Plastic bottles make up a large quantity of the plastic waste that goes into the oceans and water bodies. One of the best ways to mitigate this is to recycle the plastic to make bottles, which is exactly what this brand of packaged water does. With an aim to be more environmentally conscious, this brand gives back to nature in the best way, by helping it.

Waiakea Water has grown to be one of the largest producers of volcanic water. All the water that the brand uses is sourced from some of the purest springs in the volcanic regions of Hawaii. These volcanic beds provide a natural filtration system for the water, which is why it is so pure. All of the packaging that the brand uses is made from recycled plastic, and the same is done for the future bottles, making it a cycle of recycling, rather than the alternative, which is disposing of off the bottles thereby causing a lot more pollution. In just a few years since its inception, the brand has grown to be one of the biggest of its kind and is surely one of the biggest competitors in the volcanic water industry.

But it is not only the environment that the brand aims to help. Every year, thousands of children and adults die because they do not have access to clean drinking water. In developed countries, filtration systems come to our rescue, but in countries that do not have these facilities, the options are far less, with the diseases on a steady increase. For every bottle of water purchased, Waiakea Water donates a week’s worth of water to organizations and NGOs in Africa that it is paired up with so that they can provide them access to clean and safe drinking water.