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Dr. John L. Ricci, PhD

Dr. John Ricci is the chief consultant to Orthogen, LLC. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics at the New York University College of Dentistry. He also serves on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials and Implant Dentistry. He directs the in vivo testing and device evaluation aspects of many of the research projects for Orthogen and has over 25 years of experience in orthopedic biomaterials, tissue response to biomaterials and surface micro texturing of dental and orthopedic implants. He played a key role in the development of the Laser-Lok technology and in obtaining FDA approval in the United States. He has collaborated with several companies in the past, including Hexcel Medical, Orthomatrix, Integra Life Sciences and Osteonics. The focus of his current research is in vitro and in vivo cell and tissue response to experimental implant surfaces and bone repair biomaterials that possess unique release characteristics for growth factors, bone morphogenetic proteins and antibiotics. He has also served on the faculty of the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School, the New York University School of Medicine, Rutgers University, and the City College of New York and as an affiliated faculty member at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has published extensively in biomaterials. Dr. Ricci received a Doctorate degree in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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