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BioCeramic Therapeutics Ltd.

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Executive Summary

BioCeramic Therapeutics was formed around separate regenerative medicine technologies that it believes have broad potential. First up is a strontium containing glass-based material for use as a bone filler and a coating for metal implants used in various orthopedic and orthodontic procedures. The company is also developing a nanostructured synthetic extracellular matrix that could address the regeneration of hard and soft tissues, with the potential one day to allow almost any tissue to be grown.

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