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Biocomposites’ investee Renovos Biologics receives FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for its synthetic nanoclay bone fusion gel, RENOVITE® BMP-2

  • RENOVITE® BMP-2 is being developed as an alternative to bone graft materials for interbody spinal fusion
  • It is the first product based on RENOVITE®, Renovos’ novel nanoclay therapeutic delivery platform for precision regenerative medicine

KEELE, England, Jan. 4, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Biocomposites, an international medical devices company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for regenerating bone and managing infection in bone and soft tissue, is pleased to announce that its investee companyRenovos Biologics (Renovos), has been granted Breakthrough Device Designation by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its lead product, RENOVITE® BMP-2 (Bone Morphogenic Protein 2).

RENOVITE® BMP-2, based on a proprietary synthetic nanoclay gel, is in development as a safer and more effective alternative to currently available bone graft materials. The easy-to-use, injectable gel allows precise, localised bone formation at the target site. It contains BMP-2, a growth factor which promotes in-growth of bone forming cells. The nanoclay gel enables safe, highly-targeted bone fusion, as it does not leach BMP-2, with the gel biodegrading as new bone forms.

Dr Agnieszka Janeczek, Chief Executive Officer of Renovos Biologics, said: “We are very pleased with the Breakthrough Device Designation from the FDA, being among just one hundred or so companies granted this designation in orthopaedics since the programme’s launch in 2015. This designation is a major milestone in our development journey. The accelerated regulatory feedback and prioritised review will shorten the time to market and allow faster access to expanded treatment options for patients suffering from degenerative disc disease.”

Michael Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Biocomposites, said: “The granting of FDA Breakthrough Device Designation is a transformational step for Renovos, supporting its goal to rapidly develop and bring to market RENOVITE® – a next-generation drug carrier. At Biocomposites, our expertise in this field ideally positions us to support and enhance RENOVITE®‘s progress towards pre-market approval.”

The FDA’s Breakthrough Device Designation program is intended to help provide patients more timely access to medical devices which have the potential to provide more effective diagnosis or treatment of life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating conditions, by speeding up the development, assessment and review process. Breakthrough designation is only granted after preliminary evidence has been provided demonstrating a reasonable expectation that the device will provide significant advantages over standard of care. The designation will allow Renovos to have more frequent interaction with the FDA’s regulatory experts when preparing its submissions, followed by prioritised reviews.

About Biocomposites

Biocomposites is an international medical device company that engineers, manufactures and markets world leading products for use in infection management in bone and soft tissue. Based in Keele, UK, it has global operations across Europe, USA, Canada, China and India. Biocomposites is a world leader in the development of innovative calcium compounds and polymers for surgical use. Its products regenerate bone and target infection risks across a variety of specialties, including musculoskeletal infection, orthopaedics, trauma, spine, foot and ankle, podiatry and sports injuries. Biocomposites products are now used in over 120,000 procedures per annum and sold in more than 40 countries around the world. Biocomposites has a minority-share interest in Renovos Biologics.

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About Renovos Biologics

Renovos is a regenerative medicine company and a specialist developer of RENOVITE® synthetic nanoclay for medical use. Stemming from research at the University of Southampton, UK, Renovos’ proprietary RENOVITE® technology greatly improves the performance of a range of regenerative medicine products, with first targets in orthobiologics. RENOVITE® presents a novel mechanism of action, offering unprecedented retention of therapeutic agents at the target site of repair, mitigating their effects to a precisely controlled area, creating a step-change improvement in their efficacy, safety and ease of use, in biodegradable and injectable formulations, suitable for minimally-invasive applications.

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Josh Sandberg

Josh Sandberg is the President and CEO of Ortho Spine Partners and sits on several company and industry related Boards. He also is the Creator and Editor of OrthoSpineNews.

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