Clinical Challenges in Bone Regeneration: Unmet Needs that Define a New Class of Biomaterial
Co-presenter: Philip Proctor
Dr. Gerard insley, BSC., PhD.MIEI
Gerard is a fly fisherman, scientist and inventor based in Ireland. Gerard has worked in the life science arena for over twenty five years focussing on biomaterials for skeletal repair. Gerard’s main passion is inspiring technical teams to solve the many difficulties facing clinicians in repairing replacing and augmenting fractured and compromised bone.
With over a dozen biomaterials products commercialised and currently on the market Gerard continues to focus on developing disruptive biomaterials based solutions for unsolved clinical problems. These include the first load bearing biomaterial for hip revision applications BoneSave™, first Calcium Phosphate cement for screw augmentation trauma applications Hydroset™ and the first premixed calcium cement on the market iN3™.
Gerard has worked with Howmedica, Stryker, CelgenTek and PBCBiomed and has co-founded 4 biomaterials companies with over 30 peer reviewed publications presentations and posters and more than a dozen commercialised patents in the field.