Department of Biomaterial Science and Technology

  • Dr. Manoj Komath, Scientist G
    Acting Head of the Department
  • Dr. Jayasree R. S., Scientist F
    Department Coordinator

    • > Division of Bioceramics
    • This division mainly concentrates on the research and development of various bone graft materials such as hydroxyapatite porous granules, bioactive glass and their composites, calcium phosphate cements etc. Research is also on going in the areas of bioceramic-polymer composites and biomimetic processing. The laboratory is equipped with X-Ray Diffractometer, Microhardness Tester etc. This facility has a Scanning Electron Microscope attached with an Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analysis (EDS) system with OXFORD Link Ultracool Detector, having a resolution of 133eV/Mn. Read More...

    • > Division of Biophotonics and Imaging
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    • > Division of Biosurface Technology
    • The basic activities of the division are to understand the blood/tissue material interactions at the interface and develop modified surfaces for various biomedical applications such as haemoperfusion column, bioprosthetic heart valve etc. Laboratory is also interested in modifying interfaces towards drug release studies including oral insulin delivery system, artificial skin, transdermal delivery systems and possible peptide delivery system based on porous hydroxyapatite microspheres. Read More...

    • > Division of Dental Products
    • Dental Products division has already developed and transferred technologies of various dental materials such as dental composites, dentine bonding agent and single solution bonding agent to industry which are marketed under the brand names Restofill, Stedbond and Stedbond S. Currently the laboratory is engaged in the development of glass ionomer cement, caries dissolving agents, nano and organically modified ceramic composites for dental applications, intrauterine drug releasing systems and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. The other activities include spectroscopic evaluation using FT Raman for atherosclerosis, microcomputerised tomograhic analysis (Micro CT) of polymer scaffolds, ceramics, bone implants and dental tissues. Read More...