Attacking Scars That Wound

British biotech outfit Renovo's co-founder, Mark Ferguson, discusses how he developed drugs that help people heal better

While a dental student in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, Mark Ferguson became interested in the development of cleft palates. His curiosity led him to the swamps of Louisiana, Zimbabwe, and Australia to track alligators and crocodiles, whose palates develop in the same way that those of humans do (see BW, 5/16/05, "Britain: From Swamp Fox to Healer").

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