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Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular and Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT)

Facilities

Biocorrosion and Biotribology Laboratory

Corrosion and wear are the major factors that affects the service period of an implant when exposed to the aggressive environment as in human body. Development of new materials and coatings to alleviate wear and corrosion are the major focus of biomaterials research to enhance the longevity of mankind. The major focus of this facility is to evaluate and understand the behaviour of widely used implant materials such as titanium and magnesium in simulated body conditions. The corrosion of coated and uncoated substrates are evaluated using ACM Gill potentiostat under controlled environment. A reciprocator wear tester (Ducom) with temperature, pH and environment-controlled equipment is utilized to assess wear rate and friction of materials. The scratch resistance of the thin film coatings is measured using either a static or ramp loaded scratch tester provided with 200 µm dia diamond indenter.

Lab In-charge: Dr.Mohan Varma Damu Seshadri, Email:mohanvarma@vit.ac.in

Instrument name Company Number
Fretting wear Ducom Instruments 1
Reciprocating wear test Ducom TR-285-M1 1
Scratch tester Ducom 1
Potentiostat ACM-GillAC 1
Contact angle measuring system Holmarc Opto-Mechatronics Pvt. Ltd. 1
Optical Microscope  Carl Zeiss 1
Vickers hardness tester Chennai Metco Pvt Ltd 1
Electrophoretic deposition APLAB L1285 1
Fume hood Modern Lab Interior 2

Medical Physics Laboratory

This laboratory has all the basic equipments needed to perform experiments related to medical physics applications. Medical Physics is the application of Physics concepts, theories and principles to medicine or health care.Some of the key areas of research include:

 

  • Radiation Physics
  • Growth and characterization of urinary crystals (Invitro and Invivo)
  • Ultrasonics
  • Biomechanics & Biomaterial characterization
  • Synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticle for Hyperthermia application
  • Biophotonics

 

Lab In-charge: Dr.Arunai Nambi Raj, Email:narunainambiraj@vit.ac.in

INSTRUMENTNAME COMPANY NUMBER
MATERIAL TESTING MACHINE H5KS, TINIUSOLSEN, UK 1
G4 SENSOR HUB  POLHEMUS, USA 1
RADIOFREQUENCY DAMPING ANALYSER IMCE, BELGIUM 1
PIEZOELECTRIC OSCILLATOR MITTAL ENTERPRISES,INDIA 1

Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics Laboratory

This facility comprises of all the equipments and instruments needed to perform cellular studies and other molecular biology studies.

Lab in-charge: Dr. Loganathan Rangasamy, Email:loganathan.r@vit.ac.in

INSTRUMENT NAME COMPANY NUMBER
BSL-2 BIOSAFETY CABINET LARK 1
CO2 INCUBATOR THERMOFISHER/LARK 2
AUTOMATIC CELL COUNTER BIORAD 1
VORTEX LARK 1
CLINICAL CENTRIFUGE REMI 1
INVERTED PHASE CONTRAST MICROSCOPE LABOMED 1
REFRIGIRATOR LG/REMI 3
GEL DOCUMENTATION SYSTEM UVP 1
COOLING CENTRIFUGE LARK 1
DIGITAL STANDARD STEREOTACTIC INSTRUMENT  BRAINTREE SCIENTIFIC 1
LUMINOMETER BERTHOLD 1
WESTERN BLOT APPARATUS BIORAD 1
SEMIDRY BLOT APPARATUS LARK 1
MICROPLATE READER BIORAD 1
PCR THERMOCYCLER TAKARA 1
qPCR   1
BIOPHOTOMETER EPPENDORF 1
-20 FREEZER REMI/CRYOSCIENTIFIC 2
-80 FREEZER CRYOSCIENTIFIC 1
UV VISIBLE SPECTOPHOTOMETER LARK 1
WATER BATH EQUITRON 1
ICE FLAKE MACHINE LARK 1
GEL ROCKER LARK 1
DRY BATH LARK 1
MICROWAVE OVEN LG 1
LIQUID NITROGEN STORAGE CONTAINER   1
FLUORESENCE MICROSCOPE INVITROGEN 1
pH METER LABMAN 1
ROTARY BIOREACTOR TARSON 1

Tissue Engineering Laboratory

This facility has all the basic equipments needed to fabricate polymeric scaffolds, hydrogels and nanomaterials which are crucial for tissue engineering lab.

Lab in-charge: Dr.Amit Kumar Jaiswal, Email: mailto:amitj@vit.ac.in

INSTRUMENT NAME COMPANY NUMBER
SHAKER INCUBATOR REMI 1
REFERIGIRATOR SAMSUNG/LG/REMI 3
BSL2 BIOSAFETY CABINET ESCO BIOTECH 1
CO2 INCUBATOR ESCO BIOTECH 1
INVERTED MICROSCOPE MAGNUS 1
COOLING CENTRIFUGE REMI 2
ANALYTICAL BALANCE SARTORIOUS 1
DIGITAL 5 POSITION MAGNETIC STIRRER REMI 1
MAGNETIC STIRRER TARSON 1
PH METER SYSTRONICS 1
FREEZE DRIER MARTIN CHRIST 1
HOT PLATE WITH MAGNETIC STIRRER REMI 1
SPINIX ORBITAL SHAKER TARSON 1
VORTEX MIXER REMI 1
MICROBALANCE SHIMADZU-UNIBOC 1
SPINWIN MICRO CENTRIFUGE TARSON 1
CLINICAL CENTIFUGE REMI 1
HOT AIR OVEN TECHNICO LAB PRODUCT 1
ELISA PLATE READER LEADS INDIA LABORATORY EQUIPMENTS INC. 1
-20 FREEZER CRYOSCIENTIFIC 1
DOUBLE DISTILLATION UNIT AIR BLOW 1
BACTERIOLOGICAL INCUBATOR LARK 1
AUTOCLAVE BIOTECH ENGINEERING 1
ELECTROSPINNING SETUP ESPIN 1
MILLIPORE® DIRECT®-Q 3 WITH UV WATER PURIFIER MERCK 1

Antimicrobial Studies Laboratory

This laboratory has all the basic equipments needed to perform anti-microbial studies.

Lab in-charge: Dr.Raunak Kumar Das, Email: raunakkumardas@vit.ac.in

INSTRUMENTNAME COMPANY NUMBER
LAMINAR AIR FLOW HOOD CLEAN AIR 1
SHAKER INCUBATOR  REMI 1
REFRIGERATOR WHIRLPOOL 1

Biomaterials Processing Laboratory

Key challenges in the field of implantology are stress shielding, low fatigue strength, poor bone bonding and formation of biofilim on implants. This laboratory has all the basic equipments needed for the development of materials with tailored mechanical properties. Materials with grain size ranging from micron and to nano are being investigated to have optimum modulus closer to bone and high fatigue and mechanical strength. Two high temperature furnaces with controlled environment is available to facilitate this work. In addition, novel coatings to improve the osseointegration and prevent bacterial formation are developed using simple cost-effective techniques such as Electrophoretic deposition (EPD) and micro arc oxidation (MAO). In addition, this laboratory also involves activities related to replacement and reconstruction of diseased or damaged parts of the musculo-skeletal/dental systems by near net shape manufacturing of implants using different material and biological characterizations. Further, this lab focuses on development of new generation of ceramic, ceramic- polymeric/metallic composites for different biomedical applications. A substantial portion of this lab is involved in colloidal process of ceramics, bio-ceramics, protein coagulation casting, sol-gel and implant designing (dental and maxillofacial prosthesis) for bio-medical applications.

Lab In-charge: Dr.Suya Prem Anand, Email:suyapremanand.p@vit.ac.in

Instrument Name Company Number
Plasma Cleaner Fillunger 1
Tubular Furnace VB Ceramics 1
Box Furnace VB Ceramics 1
Slow speed diamond saw Chennai Metco 2
Hot air oven THE.I.L.E.CO 1
Disc polishing machine Chennai Metco 1
Mounting Machine Chennai Metco 1

HOME Lab (3D Bioprinting Laboratory)

3D bioprinting facilities are a recent addition to our centre. The advanced 3D bioprinting facility is called HOME (Human Organ Manufacturing and Engineering) Lab, equipped with two high-end Cellink BioX bioprinter as well as few basic bioprinters. With this addition, the centre is better positioned to fabricate 3D organoids and tissue mimics, which will be also be one of the key focus areas in coming years.

Lab In-charge: Dr.Arunkumar Palaniappan, Email: arunkumar.p@vit.ac.in

INSTRUMENTNAME COMPANY NUMBER
3D BIOPRINTER WITH PNEUMATIC HEAD CELLINK 1
3D BIOPRINTER FOR THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS CELLINK 1
ALFATEK 3D BIOPRINTER ALFATEK 2
BSL2 BIOSAFETY CABINET ESCO BIOTECH 1
CO2 INCUBATOR ESCO BIOTECH 1
INVERTED MICROSCOPE MAGNUS 1
COOLING CENTRIFUGE REMI 2
ANALYTICAL BALANCE SARTORIOUS 1
DIGITAL 5 POSITION MAGNETIC STIRRER REMI 1
MAGNETIC STIRRER TARSON 1
PH METER SYSTRONICS 1
FREEZE DRIER MARTIN CHRIST 1
VORTEX MIXER REMI 1
MICROBALANCE SHIMADZU-UNIBOC 1
SPINWIN MICRO CENTRIFUGE TARSON 1
CLINICAL CENTIFUGE REMI 1
HOT AIR OVEN TECHNICO LAB PRODUCT 1
AUTOCLAVE BIOTECH ENGINEERING 1
REFRIGERATOR LG 1