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Centre for BioMaterials , Cellular and Molecular Theranostics(CBCMT)

Centre for BioMaterials, Cellular and Molecular Theranautics is a recently commissioned (2013) focused research centre with an active interdisciplinary team (made up of material scientists, metallurgists, physicists, electrical engineers, chemists, biologists and clinicians) which works together to address the unmet needs in the field of biomaterials, cellular and molecular therapeutics. The primary aim of this multidisciplinary research group is to develop effective and safer biomaterials and to provide novel alternative treatment options for several degenerative clinical conditions. The diversity in the expertise available at the centre is the key and would prove vital in designing and testing innovative solutions from inception to preclinical assessments. In addition, an exclusive cell/tissue culture laboratory has been set-up to meet the in vitro biocompatibility testing requirement. The centre is also equipped with material processing and testing facilities. The centre has active interaction with the stake holders such as other research and academic institutions, hospitals and the industry for facilitating an informed and comprehensive approach in the field of biomaterials. The ongoing projects of the centre are funded by both national and international funding agencies.

 

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

 

Mission

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

 

Values

  • 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

DST - Development of new novel titanium alloy with improved tribological properties for biomedical applications

IGCAR -  Development of Ti based corrosion resistant alloys for Nuclear applications

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Degradation mechanisms and future challenges of titanium and its alloys for dental implant applications in oral environment, A Revathi, Alba Dalmau Borrás, Anna Igual Muñoz, Caroline Richard, Geetha Manivasagam, Materials Science and Engineering: C, Volume 76, 1 July 2017, Pages 1354-1368 

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Insights

Longathan Rangasamy has won the Ramalingaswami scholarship granted by the Department of Biotechnology and the Ministry of Science and Technology of India

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 laboratory is to evaluate and understand...

VIT Vellore and Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, have signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) at SIAT, China. Prof. Anand Samuel, Vice Chancellor VIT, Prof. Geetha Manivasagam, Director CBCMT-VIT, Prof. Amit Kumar Jaiswal, CBCMT-VIT, and Dr. Jianping Fan, President, SIAT, attended the MoU signing ceremony. The MoU is intended to facilitate cooperation between the two institutes in areas such as organization of joint academic and scientific activities, development of joint research projects, exchange of faculty and educational cooperation on Master/PhD students. Further both the institutes have agreed upon opening of a Joint Research Lab for 3D printing of human organs.
http://www.siat.ac.cn/yw2016/201909/t20190904_5375704.html

One Day Hands-on Workshop on “Fluorescent Microscopy”

The workshop, Microscopy-2019, aims to provide a platform to learn about principles and applications of Fluorescent Microscopy in cell and tissue engineering. EVOS M5000 Imaging System will be used for demonstration. This is a fully integrated digital inverted microscope for four-color fluorescence, transmitted-light and color applications. With an interface designed for usability, an advanced, yet flexible, illumination light system, sophisticated autofocus mechanism and high-resolution...

Scholarships & Awards

  • Indo-UK Research Project Award 2013
  • Best Researcher Award from VIT University – 2010
  • ISTE-L&T Award from Indian Society for Technical Education, New Delhi -1997

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