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City researcher develops antibacterial coatings for orthopaedic implants

City researcher develops antibacterial coatings   for orthopaedic implants

Kolkata: A material science researcher from the city has developed various innovative and functional antibacterial coatings for orthopaedic implants, which will reasonably bring down the time of recovery of the patients after such implants are placed in their bodies.

Material science researcher Prabaha Sikder holds a US patent for his work along with his adviser Professor Sarit B. Sikder.

"With the advancement in medical technology hip and knee replacements have become quite common. However, infections are recurrent in these surgeries, which affects the recovery time of the patients," said Sikder, who is at present pursuing his PhD from the University of Toledo, Ohio, USA. Prabaha is involved with cutting-edge research to find measures to cure surgical site infections in Orthopaedics.

His work has been published in many reputed science journals and he has been recently awarded a prestigious grant from National Science Foundation, which is one of the biggest research funding agencies worldwide.

In December 2018, the University of Toledo honoured Prabaha with the varsity's highest ranked award "Scholarly Achievement Award " for his outstanding contribution to the institute's academic legacy and the Transitional Research Award for improving human condition in the world through transitional and applied research.

Prabaha, a Lake Town resident, has done his schooling from Don Bosco Park Circus and recognises Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute (CSIR-CGCRI) Kolkata to be one of the prime reasons for his research enthusiasm. He was awarded a gold medal for his performance and outstanding research in his Masters from Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Technology then West Bengal University of Technology.

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