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Mr. S. Balram

Scientist 'G' & Scientist-in-Charge
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Academic Qualifications

M. Tech (Indl.), University of Kerala, 2000

B. Tech (Mech.), University of Kerala, 1991

Professional Record

Scientist/Engineer-F (Technology Business Divn) since 2007

Scientist/Engineer- C/D/E between 1994-2007, Biomedical Technology Wing, SCTIMST

Deputy Engineer, HMT Ltd 1992-94

Area of Interest

Medical Devices Technology, Medical Devices Regulation, Commercialization of Research/ Industry-Academia Interaction, Intellectual Property Rights, Incubation

Current Activities

Chief Executive Officer of SCTIMST-TIMed (Technology Business Incubator for Medical Devices & Biomaterials)

On-going Projects

TBI for Medical Devices and Biomaterials funded by DST, Govt. of India- Principal Investigator

Materio-Vigilance Programme for Medical Devices Safety of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Member-Working Group


Japanese Government (Monbusho) scholar for research at Japan, 2003-05

Indo-US fellowship for short internship at Office of Technology Transfer, NIH, USA- 2007

UK Science & Innovation Network fellowship to visit UK based Medical Device Regulators, 2013


Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM), USA

All India Management Association.

Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India)


Ms. Sandhya C.G- Engineer-D, TBD

Ms Asha Rani V - Technical Assistant, CSC

Debrata Chatteerjee and Balram Sankaran, Commercializing academic research in emerging economies: Do organizational identities matter?, Science and Public Policy , 2015, 42 (5): 599-613, doi:10.1093/scipol/scu076
Balram Sankaran and Bhuvaneshwar G S, Commercialisation of Medical Devices-A Regulatory Perspective, Book: Regulatory Requirements for Drug development and Clinical research: ICMR, 2013, Chapter 21, 269-293