In a country where more than 80% of medical devices are imported, IIT Bombay researchers have developed India’s first biodegradable bone screw. The screw is made of a polymer-based biomaterial which contains Magnesium Oxide nanoparticles and silk fibres, and its mechanical strength can be tuned to match the target tissue.
BioAsia, one of the largest annual biotechnology conferences in Asia, was held at Hyderabad from 25th -27th February 2019. With this year’s theme being “Life Sciences 4.0 – Disrupt the Disruption”, BioAsia addressed roadmaps, policies and economic changes required for the progress of biotechnology, particularly with regards to applications like digital healthcare, personalized medicine and new-age therapeutics.
At BioAsia 2018, scientists, entrepreneurs and politicians come together to discuss the future of biotechnology in India.
Mimicking the body's natural blood coagulants, scientists fashion artificial peptides with superior clotting properties.
Scientists use enzymes to convert lignin fibres from ridge-gourd into nanoparticles to be used in a variety of bio-products.
IISc researchers explore an alternative vaccination strategy against the Hepatitis C virus. Initial tests have been very successful in mice.
Researchers from Lucknow, India have developed genetically modified tomato and analysed their effects on bone health in female mice.