श्री चित्रा तिरुनाल आयुर्विज्ञान और प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान, त्रिवेंद्रम
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum
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, intrauterine drug releasing systems to industry which are marketed under the brand names Restofill, Stedbond Stedbond S and Emily . The other activities include microcomputerised tomograhic analysis (Micro CT) of polymer scaffolds, ceramics, bone implants and dental tissues. The laboratory has been instrumental in developing and commercializing a number of products such as blood bag system dental restoratives such as Restofill Stedbond and Stedbond-S bonding agents, Restofil-N-flo low viscosity nanohybrid dental composite and hormone releasing intra uterine devices (IUD) which are all currently in the market. Moreover, technology transfer of the following products completed.
Currently the laboratory is engaged in the development of nano and organically modified ceramic composites for dental/orthopedic applications, biodegradable micro-needles, cell encapsulated click gels as bioinks for 3D Bioprinting, modified GIC and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. In addition to the transferred technologies, many products including bioactive dental composite, antimicrobial composite, organically modified ceramic composite, urethane dimethacrylate and tetramethacrylate resin are at various stages of development and transfer. Activities in Dental Products Lab generally follow a threefold approach a)Product Development and transfer of technologies b) Basic and applied research encompassing areas of tissue engineering, nanotechnology, novel dental materials and drug delivery systems and c) Academic Programs where PhD students and MPhil students work in novel areas of biomedical technology. The division’s focus is on Research and development of Point of care devices for dental and orthopedic applications including preventeve and restorative materials for dental caries, periodontitis, wound healing, osteoporosis and bone defect management.
The following Testing services are extending to external customers.
The following services are extending to internal customers
Total in national/international journals and conference proceedings : > 200
Development of smart dental composite
Development of antimicrobial dental composite
Development of a drug releasing intrauterine device for contraceptive applications
Tissue engineered small diameter vascular graft (TEVG) Fabrication & evaluation
Development of hemostatic scaffold using biodegradable polymer and biomimetic extracellular matrix components for healing of chronic dermal wounds
Development of dental composite and bioactive bone cements based on organically modified ceramic resin
Bioengineered hybrid skin substitutes for burn wounds
Polycaprolactone-extra cellular matrix (PCL-ECM) hybrid tubular scaffold for Cardio Vascular Tissue Engineering
Silver Nanoparticle incorporated biodegradable porous [e-poly] caprolactone scaffolds
Quantum dots for cardiovascular applications