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Sir Richard Sykes Joins BioCeramic Therapeutics as Chairman
Date:10/27/2008

Smart Materials Medtech Company Strengthens Board as Lead Products Approach

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LONDON, October 27 /PRNewswire/ -- UK medical technology company BioCeramic Therapeutics Ltd is delighted to announce that Sir Richard Sykes has accepted the role of Chairman of its Board of Directors. Sir Richard, former Chairman of pharmaceuticals company GlaxoSmithKline plc, takes up the post with immediate effect.

BioCeramic Therapeutics Ltd is a spinout from Imperial College in London, where Sir Richard was Rector until earlier this year.

BCT is a pioneer in the exciting new field of regenerative medicine, bringing together some of the world's best materials scientists doctors, biologists and chemists in both private and public sectors. BCT is developing two families of implants designed to promote tissue regeneration. Initial applications are in orthopaedics and oral care, with plans to extend this to a wide range of other tissues important in human diseases.

Daniel Green, BCT's CEO, said: "Sir Richard's immense experience and expert guidance will be invaluable as we move to the next stage of our growth plan: taking our lead development products to a stage where they benefit the public."

About BioCeramic Therapeutics Ltd

BioCeramic Therapeutics Ltd is a regenerative medicine company. Regenerative medicine's goal is to promote the body's natural tissue regeneration capabilities. We have proprietary biologically active materials that can be implanted or incorporated into other products. Initial markets are orthopedics and oral care, and our goal is to be able to regenerate many tissue types.

The underlying science is based on the work of Professor Molly Stevens, Research Director for Biomedical Material Sciences in the Institute for Biomedical Engineering and the Department of Materials at Imperial College, London and Prof Robert Hill and Dr Julian Jones, of the Department of Materials at Imperial College.

Based on their work, BCT is developing two generations of products. The first generation (BCT-000 series) is a series of modified bioactive glasses. The glasses incorporate carefully controlled amounts of strontium and other ingredients. Their role is to promote tissue growth, ensure resorption over time and inhibit pathogens. In addition, the right formulations enable their deployment as filler materials, bioactive coatings, or as flexible and tough rods and blocks with structural strength. These effects can be tailored to applications in each of our target markets to deliver decisive advantages over our competitors' products.

The second generation is a series of materials (BCT-100 series) is structured on a nano-scale to mimic the extracellular matrix. This generation moves beyond the capabilities of bioactive ceramics to address vastly larger markets in soft tissue repair. This programme has been awarded substantial grant-aid whose goal is an in vivo proof of principle.

http://www.bioceramictherapeutics.com


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