The Biologics Alliance opened their 1st Summit meeting February 5th in Carlsbad CA with a "Think Tank" session of companies developing new products for the treatment of cartilage-related problems and knee OA. The companies appeared before a panel of judges similar to those on Shark Tank, only these judges had a special expertise in orthopedics/OrthoBiologics. BioMedGPS' CEO Sharon O'Reilly and SmartTRAK Senior Analyst, Kim French were among the panel of judges comprised of industry representatives and analysts/press. Samumed was the first place winner for Lorecivivint (SM04690), Bioventus was 2nd place for PTP-001 and Organogenesis
The Biologic Association was born in 2018 with a mission to foster and convene a collaboration for shared and coordinated efforts to speak with a unified voice in the musculoskeletal biologics environment, advocating for the responsible use of biologics in clinical practice, spearheading standards development, assessing and reporting on the safety and efficacy of biologic interventions. The founding members include the ICRS (International Cartilage Regeneration & Joint Preservation Society), the AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) the AANA (American Arthroscopy Association of North America) and the ON Foundation.