BOSTON, /PRNewswire/ — Bone Biologics (OTCQB: BBLG), an orthobiologic company focused on regenerative medicine, announced today the completion of a $5.75 million funding round with Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, OrthoFix Holdings, Inc. and Hankey Capital, LLC. Proceeds will be used primarily to fund further development and synthesis of a potential bone graft substitute product focused first on bone regeneration in spinal fusion procedures.
Steve La Neve, CEO and President of Bone Biologics, noted, “We are pleased with the completion of this round of funding in a challenging investment environment which will allow the company to further execute on its development strategy. The confidence that these equity investors continue to show in our technology platform, the management team and the professional partners we have assembled is encouraging.”
Nell-1™ is a bone growth factor developed as a potentially more attractive alternative to other bone growth factors used in surgical procedures today. The lead product, Nell-1, has the potential as demonstrated in the lab and in animal testing to potentially offer significant clinical utility to surgeons.
Bone Biologics Board Chairman Bruce Stroever stated, “We are truly gratified that funding has been secured to aggressively develop Nell-1 and drive hard against the company’s pre-clinical and ultimately, clinical strategies.”
Don R. Hankey, Chairman of Hankey Capital, LLC, said, “We are delighted with the opportunity to enable Bone Biologics to advance the science and progress to the next phase of its business plan.”
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 resulted in a significant number of studies and resulting publications in peer review scientific literature.
About Bone Biologics
Bone Biologics (OTCQB:BBLG) was founded to pursue regenerative medicine for bone. Bone Biologics is currently focusing its development efforts of its bone graft substitute product on bone regeneration in spinal fusion. Our proprietary platform technology, 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 http://bonebiologics.com/. Bone Biologics trades on the OTCQB venture stage marketplace for early stage and developing U.S. and international companies. 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 http://www.otcmarkets.com/home.
About Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation
The Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Edison, NJ, is a national consortium comprised of leading organ procurement organizations, tissue recovery organizations and academic medical institutions. Since its inception in 1987 MTF has received tissue from more than 100,000 donors and distributed more than five million grafts for transplantation. For more information visit http://www.mtf.org/.
Orthofix International N.V. is a diversified, global medical device company focused on improving patients’ lives by providing superior reconstructive and regenerative orthopedic and spine solutions to physicians worldwide. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, the Company has four strategic business units that include BioStim, Biologics, Extremity Fixation and Spine Fixation. Orthofix products are widely distributed via the Company’s sales representatives, distributors and its subsidiaries. In addition, Orthofix is collaborating on research and development activities with leading clinical organizations such as the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. For more information, please visit http://www.orthofix.com/.
About Hankey Capital, LLC
Hankey Capital, LLC, a member of the Hankey Group of Companies, is a private equity firm based in Los Angeles, California. The Hankey Group of Companies is one of the largest subprime auto finance lending organizations in the United States and provides a broad array of equity and debt capital solutions to emerging growth companies as well as origination and management of a $300MM auto and real estate asset-based finance portfolio.
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