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Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular and Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT)

Centre for Bio Materials, Cellular and Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT) was established in the year 2013 under the able leadership of Prof. Geetha Manivasagam is an integral part of VIT. This interdisciplinary research center works on cutting edge science at the interface of physical, biological, chemical and engineering sciences. The research team comprise of material scientists, metallurgists, physicists, electrical engineers, bioengineers, chemists, biologists and clinicians, who work together to address the unmet needs in the areas of biomaterials, cellular and molecular theranostics. Some of the key focus areas include bone tissue engineering, biocorrosion and biomechanics, cardiac tissue engineering, corneal tissue regeneration, drug discovery and delivery, quantum dots for theranostics, sensors for microbial detection and implant health monitoring, stem cell delivery.

cbcmtCBCMT is equipped with high-end instruments to carry out experiments ranging from materials synthesis, material processing, characterizations as well as advanced tissue culture facilities. The recent addition to this center, HOME (Human Organ Manufacturing and Engineering) Lab is an advanced 3D bioprinting facility equipped with two high-end Cellink BioX bioprinter as well as few basic bioprinters. With this addition, center is better positioned to fabricate 3D organoids and tissue mimics, which will be also be one of the key focus areas in coming years. The ongoing projects of the center are funded by both national and international funding agencies. The center also has a strong research collaboration with scientists from leading research laboratories within India as well as across the globe.

Vision

CBCMT thrives to be the hub of translational research in order to address the unmet needs in treating several critical disorders through cutting edge technologies

To provide state-of-the-art health-care options for patients by developing efficient, cost-effective and safe treatment strategies through multidisciplinary research

  • Quality - Excellent research with translational impact 
  • Growth - Innovation, continued development & improved performance
  • Integrity - Maintaining highest standard of ethics in research 
  • Accountability - Social and scientific responsibility

Research

CBCMT faculty members have obtained numerous intramural projects from VIT as well as various extramural projects from various funding agencies like DST, DBT, BRNS and other international collaborative projects.

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CBCMT faculty members has published their cutting edge research in various high impact journals like ACS Applied Biomaterials and Interfaces, Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine, Nanomedicine, Materials Science and Engineering: C and many others.

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  • PROCESS OF MANUFACTURING A TI-BASED IMPLANT WITH IMPROVED SURFACE PROPERTIES” with the above subject application number (201941005757).
    Name of the inventors: Dr. Geetha Manivasagam, Dr. Satya Swaroop, Revathi A.

CBCMT is a highly interdisciplinary research center. The primary research interests for the faculties at CBCMT are at the interface of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. The primary research interests include drug delivery, in vitro 3D tissue models for drug screening applications, bone tissue engineering, cardiac patch applications, nanomaterials for theranostics, 3D bioprinting for developing organ mimics, cancer cell imaging, novel drug discovery, and its targeted delivery.

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In continuation of the efforts by the institute in promoting excellence in research, VIT in collaboration with Shenzhen University, China has established another state of the art facility under the acronym ‘HOME’ (Human Organ Manufacturing and Engineering) laboratory under the aegis of Centre for Biomaterials, Cellular and Molecular Theranostics (CBCMT) which is dedicated to 3D bio-printing research for engineering a wide variety of personalized human tissues especially cornea, heart, bone...

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Insights

Faculty Awards

  • Dr. Loganathan: DBT Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship (2020 – 2025)
  • Dr.Murugan Ramalingam –ASEM-DUO-India Professor Fellowship 2020
  • Dr. Geetha Manivasagam, Spain (Erasmus), University of Castilla-La Mancha, Almadén, Spain 2019 , Excellence in Sponsored Research 2019-2020
  • Dr. Raunak Kumar Das, UNSW, Sydney, Australia- 1 Year (Sept 2017- July 2018)- by DBT

Research Scholars

CBCMT is equipped with high-end instruments to carry out experiments ranging from materials synthesis, material processing, characterizations as well as advanced tissue culture facilities. The recent addition to this center, HOME (Human Organ Manufacturing and Engineering) Lab is an advanced 3D bioprinting facility equipped with two high-end Cellink BioX bioprinter as well as few basic bioprinters. Please visit HOME tab to know more about the 3D bioprinting facilities.

CBCMT has active research collaborations with various leading international and national universities, research institutes, healthcare/biomedical companies, and startups. Some of the notable national institutes with which we have active collaborations include IISc, IIT Madras, ISRO.

 

  • 1) Indo UK Virtual conference on “Current Innovations and Future Therapeutic Developments” 01-03 June 2020
    2) A national level MechAThon on 13-14th March 2020
    3) A national level Thon on BioInspired Design Fest, 11-12th March 2020
    4) One day workshop on BioEntreprenuership, 04th Feb 2020
    5) An international workshop on Advanced Processing, Characterization and Applications of Materials (APCAM-2019), 07-09th August, 2019.
    6) One Day Hands on Workshop on Fluorescent Microscopy, 02nd July 2019
    7) A national level Thon on Bioinspired design fest 2019, 21st April 2019
    8) A national level seminar, InoVIT 2019, 19-20th January 2019
    9) One Day Hands on Workshop on Rheology Principles Measurement, 06th September 2018
    10) One Day Hands on Workshop on Rheology, 06th July 2018
    11) International conference BioMET2018, 24-28th July 2018.
    12) An international workshop on “Low-cost joints, prosthetics and rehabilitation” conducted on 1st and 2nd February 2018, jointly organized by University of Leeds, UK and VIT,VELLORE.
    13) Two Days International Workshop on Next Generation of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering Solutions, 10th -11th January 2018
    14) International workshop on Biomaterials Cellular and Molecular Theranostics, 18-20th January 2017.
    15) Bioinspired Designs Summer Fest 2016 21th April 2016.

Video Gallery

  • Dr. Paulo the Associate Dean Research from UNESP, Brazil, talks about his first visit to VIT.
  • Dr. Ketul. C. Popat an adjunct professor from USA working in collaboration with CBCMT in the field of Ti-based medical implants sharing his experience at VIT

    Prof. Geetha Manivasagam

    Director & Senior Professor Centre for Biomaterials

    Cellular and Moledcular Theranostics [CBCMT]

    Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) 
    Vellore - 632 014
    Tamil Nadu, India.

    Phone

    0416 - 2202595, +91 9840896296

    Email

    geethamanivasagam@vit.ac.in