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Biocomposites invests in Renovos Biologics – developers of the RENOVITE® nanoclay therapeutic delivery platform

RENOVITE ® nanoclay is a novel therapeutic delivery platform for precision regenerative medicine

Investment will help fund pre-market approval for use in spine, trauma and orthopaedics

Biocomposites, CEO, Michael Harris will join Renovos Biologics Board of Directors

Keele, UK, 5 July 2023 – 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, today announces it has taken a minority-share interest in Renovos Biologics (Renovos), an innovative biologics company born out of research into the properties of nanoclay at the University of Southampton, UK.  Michael Harris, CEO, Biocomposites will join Renovos Biologics Board of Directors.

Renovos’ lead product RENOVITE® is a synthetic, biodegradable nanoclay carrier that can be used to place a wide range of pharmaceutical drugs and biologics at the site of treatment. It can be injected through a 23-gauge cannula in support of minimally-invasive procedures and sets into a stiff gel upon contact with physiological fluids, such as blood serum. As a cell-responsive carrier it requires a lower dose of therapeutic drug to accelerate healing.

The investment from Biocomposites will allow Renovos to access Biocomposites’ expertise and know-how in the development of drug carriers to progress RENOVITE® to pre-market approval as a carrier for use in spine, trauma and orthopaedics. And in due course, provide Renovos access to Biocomposites’ established, global distribution network.

Michael Harris, Chief Executive Officer of Biocomposites, commented: “The potential for RENOVITE® as a next generation drug carrier that can enhance the activity of therapeutic drugs at lower doses, whilst giving the surgeon much greater freedom to use in minimally invasive procedures, is very exciting. Following on from our recent acquisition of Artoss in June this year, and Subiton and Synimed last year, Biocomposites has established itself as the go-to provider for surgeons requiring bone regeneration and/or managing infection in bone and soft tissue.”

Dr Agnieszka Janeczek, Chief Executive Officer of Renovos Biologics added: “We have long believed in the potential of RENOVITE® to overcome the challenges in tissue regeneration by providing unprecedented retention of therapeutics at the site of repair. With the opportunity to partner with Biocomposites, Renovos now have access to their deep knowledge and expertise in drug developments, as well as their global distribution network as products come to market.”

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Optimum Strategic Communications
Stephen Adams, Charlotte Hepburne-Scott, Zoe Bolt
Tel: +44 (0)20 3882 9621
biocomposites@optimumcomms.com

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 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. Please visit biocomposites.com to learn more.

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