Advanced Process Design and Production
We apply our deep expertise in process engineering, process automation and Good Manufacturing Practices to take production of clinical systems to the next level. Our Octane Clinical Systems venture partnered with Jubilant Life Sciences to manufacture next-generation radioisotope patient infusion lines for RUBY-FILL, the most advanced Positron Emission Tomography (PET) delivery system for diagnosing soft tissue diseases.
Tissue Engineering for Orthopedic Repair
We’re building tomorrow’s living implants today through patient-scale tissue engineering in our Cocoon tissue therapy production system. Through our Octane Orthobiologics venture, we’re developing advanced technologies and processes for producing organic tissue implants from the patient’s own cells. Now in final development for the repair of articular cartilage of the knee, our tissue engineering innovations are set for clinical production of the implant technology of our partner Aesculap Biologics, LLC.
Medical Artificial Intelligence
Medical Artificial Intelligence (MedAI) is a key asset and resource in all our development programs – accelerating pivotal conclusions, enhancing productivity in R&D and, most importantly, opening doors to novel discoveries. Octane has already successfully deployed internal expertise in MedAI – developed within our Octane Innovation venture – to solve perplexing technological challenges and to design experiments in complex cell culture and regenerative medicine projects.
The human body’s innate bioelectricity has long been harnessed in medicine to promote healing, albeit with limited understanding of the science behind the outcomes. The scientists and technologists in our Octane Innovations venture are now exploring the body’s built-in power to stimulate cellular pathways, and innovating towards diagnostic and therapeutic applications. We welcome partnerships that can help advance our work in this exciting field.
Biocomposites — Octane Exo Spinal
We draw on our deep knowledge of biomaterials and cell-substrate interactions to create composites that trigger a positive cellular response in the body while avoiding a negative reaction. For example, we combined our proprietary Octane Skelite calcium phosphate bioceramic with polyether ether ketone — a thermoplastic polymer — to invent Octane HyperPEEK, an extra strong advanced biocomposite with unique bioactivity that enhances implant integration over time.
Through our Octane Exo venture, we used HyperPEEK to build Octane Exo Spinal, a next-generation spinal implant that promotes surface-to-core integration and intervertebral strength and stability with in-bone growth.
We continue to explore further performance enhancement with HyperPEEK through the addition of recombinant proteins, synthetic peptides and active cells.
Cocoon Cell Therapy for Critical Diseases
We recognized early on — as far back as the late 1990s — the need for patient-scale production of cellular therapy products. So our founders collaborated with like-minded innovators to invent Cocoon, a patient-scale, turnkey cell therapy system that forms the core of a series of versatile cell and tissue therapy production systems. Coupled with our advanced bioreactors and innovative cell scaffolds, Cocoon opens up an array of clinical applications for cell treatments.
We advanced Cocoon through our Octane Biotech venture, which partnered in 2016 with Lonza Group in Switzerland to further innovate and commercialize Cocoon across multiple therapeutic applications, with particular emphasis on clinical use in immunotherapy applications.
Groundbreaking innovation is a team effort at Octane. Beyond our labs and offices, we collaborate with global leaders in medical technologies to develop, evaluate and advance our discoveries into game-changing clinical applications that push the limits of possibilities in regenerative medicine.