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12 Minutes in Conversation with Nick Skaer, CEO of Orthox

Join OIC Partner James Mallinson for Episode 5 of the OIC Conversations Series.

Orthox is developing tissue regenerative knee implants to help patients with cartilage damage return to a fully active, pain free life. Orthox’s FibroFix™ technology is based on a protein produced by the silk moth, Bombyx mori, which is moulded into a structure that supports and promotes tissue regeneration in the joint.

Questions include:

  • 00:28 – Tell us a little about yourself and how you founded Orthox
  • 01:36 – What was the problem you identified and how is Orthox trying to solve it?
  • 02:42 – Why is silk such a compelling material for biomedical applications?
  • 03:41 – How large is the opportunity for Orthox, both in the UK and globally?
  • 04:49 – How is the Company being funded?
  • 05:45 – What are the key goals for the business in the next 12 months?
  • 06:28 – How do you plan to bring Orthox’s products to market and sell them?
  • 07:27 – What are the effects of COVID-19 on the business and what are you doing to mitigate these?
  • 09:40 – What are the advantages of being a spinout from the University of Oxford?
  • 10:28 – What is the long term vision for Orthox?

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