Bone Biologics is a publicly traded company based in Burlington, MA and is focused on developing and marketing orthobiologic products. Our proprietary platform technology is NELL-1, a recombinant human protein growth factor that is essential for normal bone development. Our lead product is a NELL-1 based bone graft substitute for spine fusion, targeting the rapidly growing orthobiologics market. Our goal is to offer patients superior safety with uncompromising efficacy relative to existing technologies. NELL-1 provides specific targeted regulation over bone regeneration in the presence of targeted osteogenic cells, as both demonstrated in the lab and through the use of animal testing, unlike any other current therapy. It has been shown not to form bone when applied to non-osteogenic cells such as myoblasts (a type of embryonic progenitor cell that differentiates to give rise to muscle cells) nor does it induce adipogenesis (the formation of fat that can occur within the bone matrix often exhibited as cysts) that results in weaker bone.
Our mission is to utilize the power of NELL-1 to improve clinical outcomes and reduce total health care delivery costs associated with spinal fusion. Bone Biologics is focused on bone repair and regeneration applications and is committed to exploring additional applications of the NELL-1 technology to enhance bone regeneration and repair in areas where the current options provide suboptimal patient outcomes.
The Bone Biologics leadership team consists of some of the top leaders and innovators of orthobiologics in regenerative medicine. Not only does our leadership provide strategic oversight of the Company, they contribute to the collective advancement of the industry. This leadership is instrumental in fulfilling our mission to improve clinical outcomes and reduce health care delivery costs associated with lumbar spinal fusion.
While Bone Biologics has chosen to focus its initial product development efforts in spinal fusion, we believe that this regenerative medicine technology has potential in the broader fields of bone regeneration and repair including osteoporosis, chondrocytes and applications using mesenchymal stem cells.
Bone Biologics Announces Appointment of Bret Hankey to Company’s Board of Directors
BURLINGTON, Mass. August 3, 2017 -- Bone Biologics Corp. (OTCQB: BBLG) announced that Bret Hankey has joined the company's board of directors. Mr. Hankey brings more than 15 years of operating and board director experience to the BBLG board.
Since 2000, Mr. Hankey, age 40, has served in various capacities within the Hankey Group where he currently serves as President and is a member of the board of directors on all major companies that comprise the Hankey Group.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the Hankey Group is comprised of seven operating companies specializing primarily in the automotive, finance, technology, real estate and insurance industries. Since 2007, Mr. Hankey has also served in various capacities with Westlake Financial Services, a member of the Hankey Group, and is currently the Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President of Westlake Financial. Westlake Financial is the largest privately held automotive finance company in the United States. Mr. Hankey graduated from the University of Southern California in 2000 with a B.S. in Business Administration and Finance.
About Bone Biologics
Bone Biologics (OTCQB:BBLG) was founded to pursue regenerative medicine for bone.
Bone Biologics Corporation is undertaking groundbreaking work with the three founders and select strategic partners, building on unprecedented research on the Nell-1 molecule that has produced a significant number of studies and publications in peer reviewed scientific literature.
Bone Biologics is currently focusing its development efforts for its bone graft substitute product on bone regeneration in spinal fusion. Nell-1 is a recombinant human protein growth factor that is essential for normal bone development.
For more information, please visit the company's website at www.bonebiologics.com.
Bone Biologics trades on the OTCQB venture stage marketplace for early stage and developing U.S. and international companies. OTCQB companies are current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process. Investors can find Real-Time quotes and market information for the company on www.otcmarkets.com.
About The Hankey Group
Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, the Hankey Group is comprised of seven operating companies specializing primarily in the automotive, finance, technology, real estate and insurance industries.
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