Does anyone have any thoughts on BoneGen, a new product being marketed by Bio-Lock for bone augmentation? Given the recent concerns surrounding other regeneration materials, do you think BoneGen will make a strong impact on the market? According to the company, BoneGen is new clinically safe, nano-composite, time release calcium sulfate product for bone augmentation.
Bruce L. Hollander, BioLok’s President & Chief Executive Officer, “BoneGen-TR is a nano-composite material that
fully resorbs into the body, leaving nothing but newly formed bone, which has significant advantages over many of the other products in the market. Existing natural products used in the bone augmentation and regeneration industry have for the past several months been negatively impacted by a myriad of health concerns. Among natural material sources, freeze dried bone has come under government investigation for unsafe procurement methods, while bovine-based products suggest exposure to the possibility of mad cow disease. Many ceramic substances do not fully resorb and are still questionable in their ability to grow new bone. With this backdrop, BoneGen-TR, a synthetic, should receive rapid adoption by dental professionals.” Based on medical grade calcium sulfate, a product proven safe for over 100 years, BioLok’s BoneGen-TR has increased the time for resorbsion of calcium sulfate from 4 weeks to 18 weeks, allowing time for full and safe bone growth in large voids.
What do you make of these claims?