Tag: Materials

Summer Camp focusing on dental and bio-materials

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article image BIOMATERIALS ARE in continuous demand in the healing process of common man. The products based on biomaterials are numerous and there is hardly any surgical operation that proceeds without consuming biomaterials. A biomaterial is any material, natural or synthetic, partly or as a whole or biomedical device that can perform, supplement or replace a natural function in a living body. Biomaterial science has undergone significant development and several companies have invested heavily in…Read More

Fellowship in Biomedical Materials, Regenerative Medicine starts

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS IIT, Lahore, has signed a "Collaborative Agreement" with the University of Sheffield, UK, to develop a collaborative fellowship programme in the areas of Biomaterials, Dental Materials and Tissue Engineering. This has been termed indeed a big leap forward to translate lab research into a product that can be used inside hospitals. These post-doctoral research fellows will work on…Read More

Translational research and commercialisation of biomedical materials

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article image The Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM) was established at COMSATS IIT, Lahore, in 2008 to make high quality, low cost biomedical materials for orthopaedic, dental, cardiovascular and ophthalmic surgical applications. The dire need for such a research centre was felt with great concern in October 2005 when more than 800,000 people lost their lives and almost doubled the number got in-capacitated due to amputations. The idea to establish IRCBM was put forward…Read More

3rd Intel Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent advances and challenges

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article image By Prof. Dr. Saadat Anwar SiddiqiTHE INTERDISCIPLINARY Research Centre in Biomedical Materials (IRCBM), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Lahore, in collaboration with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, DOST, King Edward Medical University, and De’mont Morency College of Dentistry, organized the 3rd International Symposium on Biomedical Materials: Recent advances and Challenges (18-20th of December 2012) in Lahore. In addition to the symposium, training workshops…Read More

Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials

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article image By Prof. Dr. Saadat Anwar SiddiqiTHE STORY of the creation of IRCBM, Interdisciplinary Research Centre in Biomedical Materials’, is somehow linked with the most deadly earthquake of Pakistan on October 8, 2005. More than 80,000 people had died and several thousands in-capacitated due to amputations in addition to rendering millions homeless and to the mercy of the elements. One of the most striking aspects of this sense of helplessness accentuated the need for artificial orthopaedic implants.…Read More