Biomaterials and Implants: Unmet clinical needs, Current Status and Recommendations

Friday, March 25, 2022; 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Eastern US time

The ACerS Bioceramics Division is hosting the webinar Biomaterials and Implants: Unmet clinical needs, Current Status and Recommendations presented by Dr. Bikramjit Basu (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).


Medical devices are a major part of healthcare costs in many developing nations around the World. Nearly 80 percent of biomaterials and implants are imported from Europe and North America. The translational research ecosystem has evolved to address this chain of high healthcare costs and unmet clinical needs. A key challenge for innovation is the manufacturing of affordable biomedical devices without compromising on quality.

Against the above perspective, this talk will describe a few case studies illustrating the most recent research findings from our group and other leading research groups based in India, to illustrate how to take labscale research to biomedical device development through collaborative efforts of Academia and National laboratories with intensive-interactive inputs from Clinicians and Industries. In particular, the translational research on acetabular liner, dental implants and the multicentric pilot studies using patient-specific bone flaps for cranioplasty surgery will be particularly highlighted.

Towards the end of the presentation, I will discuss a set of policy-related recommendations for the accelerated growth of biomaterials science and implants in the next decade and beyond. It is the speaker’s vision that such a discussion would not only encourage young researchers to be passionate about understanding the current challenges, and those of the end-user, but also inspire them to form strong collaborations for adaptive problem solving, thereby making significant contributions to the field. Given the right support, the key recommendations of the speaker can be highly transformative to the field and are ideas that can carry forward both people’s wellbeing and the nation’s economy in their energy and momentum.

Reference: Bikramjit Basu, “Biomaterials Science and Biomedical Implants: Status, Challenges and Recommendations” Indian National Science Academy-Springer monograph, 2020 (


Bikramjit Basu is currently a Professor at the Materials Research Center, with joint appointment at the Center for Biosystems Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He also serves as Visiting Professor at University of Manchester, UK (2018-2023) and at the European Centre for Functional and Surface Functionalized Glass, Alexander Dubček University of Trenčín, Slovakia (2020-2021). He is currently the President of the Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs, India. After his undergraduate and postgraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from NIT Durgapur (1995) and IISc (1997) respectively, he earned his PhD in the area of Engineering Ceramics at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in March, 2001. Following a brief post-doctoral stint at University of California; he served as a faculty in Materials Science and Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2001-2011) and moved to IISc in May, 2011.

Bikramjit’s contributions in Engineering Science have been globally recognised. He received Government of India’s most coveted science and technology award, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in 2013 for his significant contributions to the field of Biomaterials Science. A Chartered Engineer of the UK, he is an elected Fellow of the International Union of Societies for Biomaterials Science and Engineering (2020), Indian National Science Academy (2021), Indian Academy of Sciences (2020), American Ceramic Society (2019), American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (2017), Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining, UK (2017), National Academy of Medical Sciences, India (2017), Indian National Academy of Engineering (2015), Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (2014) and National Academy of Sciences, India (2013). He is the recipient of the Richard Brook Award from the European Ceramic Society in 2021.

As an active member of the American Ceramic Society, he served as the Chair of the Kingery Award Committee, member of the Publications Committee and Panel of Fellows and chair-elect of the Bioceramics Division.


ACerS member: no cost
ACerS GGRN and Material Advantage student member: no cost
Non-member: $30
Non-member student: $15

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This webinar is brought to you by ACerS Bioceramics Division.

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