Bioretec appoints a Scientific Advisory Board

Bioretec Ltd, a Finnish biotechnology company developing bioabsorbable and bioresorbable implants for traumatology and orthopedic surgery, announced the establishment of a Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

The SAB includes Prof. Dr. Klaus Dresing, Prof. Dr. Peter Giannoudis, Prof. Dr. Fan Liu, Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Pesantez, and Prof. Dr. Endre Varga. This professionally and academically distinguished group enables an efficient and comprehensive clinical development and evidence of our groundbreaking pipeline products to correspond to global customer needs with their decades of clinical experience from the field. These honored experts will assist in opening up direct communication into surgeon communities allowing interactive knowledge transfer and sharing clinical experience.

”It is an honor to announce this SAB and integrate these merited leaders of the orthopedic industry with our new RemeOs™ Screw products and material technology development. We are thrilled to have decades of the expertise and impactful accomplishments of SAB members behind us. Their combined resume includes significant professional and academic contributions and influential positions in the global orthopedic community. We are looking forward to this cooperation with our SAB and interesting future activities,” said Timo Lehtonen, CEO of Bioretec.

Members of the Bioretec Scientific Advisory Board include:

Prof. Dr. Klaus Dresing has over 30 years of experience in trauma surgery and orthopedics. He has been the Chairman of the AO Alumni Association and a member of the AO Trauma International Board with various other positions in AO, AO Trauma, and AO Faculty Education Program. In addition, he is the Head and speaker of the German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU) Guidelines Commission and a reviewer in multiple respected orthopedic journals.

Prof. Dr. Peter Giannoudis is a Professor and Chairman of Trauma & Orthopedics, School of Medicine in University of Leeds. He is an Executive Board Member of EFORT Trauma Task Force, President of ESTROT and Chair of AO Foundation´s Davos Courses. He has been the President of British Trauma Society and Chair of the International Committee of Orthopedic Trauma Association (OTA). He has received 20 visiting professorship invitations, almost 700 publications in peer-reviewed journals and 12 books.

Prof. Dr. Fan Liu has 40 years of experience from surgical trauma and is working currently as Vice President and as Chief and Professor in Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Affiliated Hospital to Nantong University. Prof. Dr. Liu is the Vice President of the Chinese Orthopedic Association and the Chinese Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is an editor in number of orthopedic journals and a globally awarded scientific researcher.

Prof. Dr. Endre Varga is the Professor and Head of Trauma Department in Szeged, Hungary. He is the founder of ATLS European Committee and Past President of the Hungarian Trauma Society, Senior AO Trustee and Honorary President of the AO Trauma Hungarian Chapter. He has done research in bioabsorbable materials with 92 scientific publications/book chapters. Prof. Dr. Varga is also a corresponding (honorary) member of DGU (Deutsche Gesellschaft fûr Unfallchirurgie).

Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Pesantez is the current Chairperson of AO Trauma Latin America (AOTLA). President of the Trauma in the Colombian Orthopedic Society and trustee of the AO Foundation, and director in multiple AO Trauma courses worldwide. He is an orthopedic trauma surgeon specialized in hip, trauma and reconstruction. He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals and written and edited orthopedic books.

About Bioretec

Bioretec Ltd is a medical device company focusing on developing strong, safe and reliable bioabsorbable and bioresorbable implants for pediatric and adult orthopedics. Bioretec´s products are used worldwide, and the company continuously develops materials and products for load-bearing clinical applications.

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