The Trivandrum-based Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) is now offering technologies for licensing to enterprises including startups for further scaling up and commercialization. These technologies are available in different stages of readiness levels such as proof of concept, pre-clinical / clinical evaluation. The technologies can be licensed either on exclusive or non-exclusive basis against payment of a combination of up-front lump sum fee and annual royalties, which will vary from product to product.
In the past SCTIMST has transferred several technologies to many industries, such as artificial heart valve to TTK Healthcare, blood bags to HLL Lifecare, hydrocephalus shunt to HLL Lifecare, bioceramic composites for dental and orthopedic applications to many companies, dental composites to Anabond Stedmann Pharma, and so on.
The following are the four technologies on offer this time.
Radiopaque Liquid Embolization device:
This device is a radiopaque polymeric liquid intended for the embolization of arteriovenous malformations (i.e., abnormal arteries) of the brain. Embolization is a minimally invasive treatment that blocks one or more blood vessels or vascular channels. It is achieved by injecting the liquid material into the abnormal vessels with the aid of micro-catheters. This liquid material precipitates and blocks the arteries upon contact with blood. The injection of the material can be observed under CT (Computed Tomography) so that the radiologist can precisely deposit the material at the site of lesion. In order to make it visible under CT, the liquid is made radiopaque by chemical modification of a bioinert polymer.
Implantable micro infusion pump
Active programmable device to automatically deliver bolus or basal quantity of drug to the region of interest within human body such as peritoneal cavity, spinal cord or other diseased regions.
3D ink for 3D Bioprinting
An optimized formulation of bioink prepolymer that has been modified with UV protective biomolecules standardized for 3D bioprinting applications.
Smart trash bin for disinfection using UV-enabled microwave (Astra)
The technology is aimed at disinfecting the infected materials, blood and other tissues, contaminated products immediately at bed side, which are otherwise harmful to caregivers and transporting personnel in hospital wards/ICUs, nursing homes, ambulances etc. This helps in safe storage and handling till final disposal.
ASTRA is a combined system that uses UV enabled microwave-based disinfection. The IR sensor is used to open the door of the bin by non-touch technique. The contaminated products are disposed into the collecting bin. Once placed the door will close and the decontamination process starts automatically for 2-minute duration inside the specially covered collecting space of the bin. After the process the microwave and UV lights are automatically switched off. Whenever a waste material is detected in the bin, the cycle continues automatically. Filled bin trashes are sealed to a cover without touching the system and can be collected directly outside the bin. The special mechanism used in this system ensures the safety as well as a hygienic environment. It would be advantageous and safer to collect and disinfect the various hospital wastes in the wards and ICU at the collection point and enable safe transport to places of disposal. Moreover, such a technology also can be used even outside hospital settings like mobile units, ambulances, isolation areas etc.
The last date for submitting Expression of Interest is noon, October 31, 2021
For further details, contact:
Technology Business Division on phone – 0471-2520309/308 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested parties may submit EoI proposals in the specified format(Annexure 1,2 & 3) indicating the technology/product of interest addressed to Head, BMT Wing, SCTIMST, Poojapura, Trivandrum-695012, latest by 12:00 noon on 30th October 2021 as signed hard copy.