Dr. Jui Chakraborty


Bioactive glass, Ceramics & Composites in Healthcare: Current Technological Trends 2020




January 28th, 2020


CSIR- Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) originally proposed to be named as Central Glass & Silicate Research Institute is one of the first four laboratories decided to be set up under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. In nineties, the frontier fields on which CGCRI started work in the previous decade were in demand by the Indian industries. In this decade, the Institute started R&D work and given major emphasis in the three major sectors namely National security or strategic, Industrial development (primarily small & medium scale industries) and societal activities covering some of the well defined problems of national importance such as Energy, Water, Health Care, Communication and Instrumentation. Recently, CGCRI concentrated in formulating several major programme under the 11th Five Year Plan of CSIR. Some of the programmes covered under this plan are: Supra Institutional Project on Ceramic Materials for liquid and gas separation technology, Network project on Nano materials, photonics for Communications, High power microwave tubes etc.

BIOCOM 2020 Insight

India’s pharmaceutical and biomedical industry is the world’s second largest by volume and is likely to lead the manufacturing sector. However, India holds only a modest 1-2% share in the world market. This trend indicates lack of innovation and planning in the R&D sector and hence, there is an ardent need of new formulations/implant designs to cater the growing need of the ailing population. Over the past few years, seminal works of several research labs have come up with a plethora of bio-active glass, ceramics, nanoceramic carrier system, having multifaceted application encompassing bio-inspired coated implants and prosthesis, therapeutic molecule delivery and in the wound care domain. Nonetheless, the number of bio-ceramic based prototypes with respect to commercialization status is very low, owing to the fact that this field is still in nascent stage and has to overcome a series of regulatory obstacles before technology transfer and further commercialization. The working scientist in this domain should be acquainted with each and every step of his/her technology: starting from bench scale to regulatory approval for conducting clinical trials, know how preparation and finally, transferring the same to industry for commercialization. The present situation underscores the need to bridge this gap, which would facilitate commercialization of promising bio-ceramics based therapeutics and implants, designed and manufactured indigenously, with a prospective of ‘Make in India’ mission.


Biomedical implants, nanopowder for drug delivery, bioglass nanofibres developed at CSIR-CGCRI will be exhibited during the event. Industries willing to exhibit and demonstrate their products are requested to contact the convener, BIOCOM 2020 for detail arrangements.

The Heritage

The Speakers

Prof. S. K. Guha

Hon. Professor, IIT Delhi

Prof. Guha is internationally known in the areas of rehabilitation engineering, bioengineering in reproductive medicine and technology for rural health care. His major contributions in the area of non-hormonal polymer based injectable male contraceptive (RISUG). Problem-solving at a national level regarding contraceptives in mass usage, especially Copper T, individualized spot air-conditioning system for hospital patients and rehabilitation of the blind, with emphasis on opening automobile repair as an employment avenue.

Prof. Bikramjit Basu

Professor, IISc Bangalore

Prof. B. Basu is a distinguised academician in the field of multifunctional ceramics. Currently he is a Professor at the Materials Research Center and holds associate faculty position at Center for Biosystems Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. Prof. Basu’s contributions in engineering science have been widely recognised. He is the first ceramicist and biomaterials scientist to receive India’s most coveted science and technology award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2013. He has many awards in his credit.

Dr. S. K. Rath

Senior Principal Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow

Dr. S.K. Rath is an eminent scientist presently associated with CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow. His present research focus is to check and evaluate the drug induced mutations at nuclear, chromosomal and at DNA level, Several types of Toxicity and the pathways that are affected by the toxicants in in vitro and invivo models. He has got many prestigious awards including CSIR-Technology Award for Life Science in 2015.

Dr. Nayan Chaudhari

Assistant Professor,

Department of Clinical Pharmacology,

Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, Mumbai

Dr. Nayan Chaudhari has obtained MBBS degree from Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram and MD in Pharmacology from Government Medical College, Aurangabad. He has recently completed his Doctorate of Medicine in Clinical Pharmacology & curently pursuing several projects at Dept. of Clinical Pharmacology, KEM hospital, Mumbai, sponsored by several multinational pharma companies. He is a member of several important committees & governing bodies related to clinical trials & regulatory affairs. He is a recipient of several prestigious awards. 

Mr. Jaimin Zaveri

DGM Marketting & Application Development, Gharda Chemicals Ltd.

Mr. Zaveri has several years of experience in multinational raw material companies like INEOS ABS (INDIA) Ltd , Lanxess,  Covestro ( India) Pvt Ltd. at Key Positions in marketing and technical Services. Success fully handled various engineering plastics like ABS, SAN, PC, PC/ABS, TPU, PA6, PA66, PBT, PETG.  Presently he is attached with Gharda Chemicals Ltd. in development of PEK, PEKK, PEI for global additive manufacturing ( 3D printing ) industry to create solutions for Aerospace industry, Medical sector, Oil & Gas, etc.


Dr. Anil Mavilla

Vice President (Technical) &  Head (Clinical Research)

Eucare pharmaceuticals

Dr. Anil Mavilla has about 20 years of academic & industrial research experience. He also heads the DSIR (Government of India) recognized R & D center in Eucare Pharmaceuticals in Chennai with a focus on  designing & developing clinically relevant biological (protein based) & synthetic  tissue scaffolds for controlling bleeding, repair of chronic tissue damages, repair of burn injuries etc. most of which are already  commercialized under various leading brands. Further he is actively involved in the technical & regulatory aspects of discovery sciences under Indian Medical Devices regulations & Medical Device Regulations of European Union. 

Mr. Sushant Banerji

Director, Orthotech & Vice President of All India Orthopaedic Implant Manufacturing Association

Mr. Banerji's association with Medical Devices started in the year 1989. In his early professional carrier he joined Healthcare Division of Bombay Dyeing as a management trainee. His passion for medical devices led him to start his own entrepreneurship in the name of Orthotech in 1989. In recent times Orthotech is spearheading the joint replacement manufacturing in India.

Mr. Rajesh Pokerna

Managing Director

Vasundhara Rasayans Limited.

Mr Pokerna has more than 30 years of experience of manufacturing and marketing of Active Pharma Ingredient – mainly Antacids as well as other inorganic chemicals. He started his carrier as an erection engineer and transformed into more of a chemical engineer while handling production, R&D and Marketing. He has developed several products using Spray Dryers for different application such as Pharma, construction chemicals, food colours, polymers, inks, treatment of cooking oil. He also helps fellow industrialists by developing process to use by products which are of environmental concern to make useful commercial products.


28th January, 2020

09:30 am-10:30 am


10:30 am-11:00 am

Inaugural Session

11:00 am-11:20 am

Invited Talk

11:20 am-11:30 am

High Tea Break

11:30 am-01:10 pm

Invited talk

01:10 pm-02:15 pm

Lunch Break

02:15 pm-02:45 pm

Internal talk

02:45 pm-03:45 pm

Invited Talk

03:45 pm-04:00 pm

Tea Break

04:00 pm-05:00 pm

Poster presentation

05:00 pm-05:30 pm

Valedictory  & Interractive Session


The Venue

APC Roy Seminar Hall

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute 

196, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata-700032

Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CGCRI) originally proposed to be named as Central Glass & Silicate Research Institute is one of the first four laboratories decided to be set up under the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research. Major focus of the institute includes well defined problems of national importance such as Energy, Water, Healthcare, Communication & Instrumentation.