Indigenous Titanium Devices and Surgical Kits

Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), Delhi, has successfully developed Indigenous Titanium Dental Implants and Surgical Kits. The technology for mass production and marketing of dental implant system was transferred to Gurshant Electricals Pvt Ltd during a function held on 8 July 2003. Dr W Selvamurthy CCR&D (LS&HR) presided over the function. Maj Gen T Ravindranath, Director, INMAS and Brig U mang Kapoor, Director, C-TEC signed the technology transfer document on behalf of DRDO while Shri RK Adya Managing Director, Gurshant Electricals Pvt Ltd signed as the industrial partner.

Indigenous Titanium Mini Cortical Bone Plates and Screws have also been developed successfully. CP- titanium bone plates of different thickness, sizes and shapes have been developed to suit individual needs of the patients confirming to the anatomical configurations of upper and lower jaws, facial and skull bone regions.

Titanium bone screws of different lengths have been fabricated for fixation of bone plates at various fracture sites. Multicentric clinical trials of bone plates and screws were Technology transfer session in progress completed at eight centers on 205 patients using 335 bone plates and 1310 screws. The cases were followed for more than four years and the devices were found highly bio-compatible with no untoward reaction. Facial injuries sustained by Defence personnel during 'Operation Vijay' have been rehabilitated using these devices at Srinagar, Udhampur, and Delhi.

Indigenous Titanium Liga Clips have also been developed and evaluated for their properties . After obtaining approval from Drug Controller General of India, these devices are being developed, fabricated and marketed by Non-Ferrous Materials Technology Development Centre (NFTDC).


Single tooth implants

Hybrid denture using indigenous implants

Overdenture using two ball and socket implants

The Authority for Holding Sealed Particulars (AHSP) of INSAS 5.56 Ball Ammunition from Armament Research & Development Establishment (ARDE), Pune; and Combustible Cartridge Case (CCC) for 125 mm FSAPDS Ammunition from High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL) , Pune was handed over to DGQA on 3 August 2003. The Chief Guest Lt Gen MK Chari, DGQA, accepted the AHSP responsibility for both the stores from Shri AS Rajagopal, Shri Raiagopal handing over documents to Lt Gen Chari Director, ARDE and Dr Haridwar Singh, Director, HEMRL, respectively.

INSAS 5.56 Ball Ammunition has an accuracy and effectiveness comparable with NATO ammunition. The ammunition met all the user requirements and 900 million rounds have already been productionised. The Combustible Cartridge Case has proved successful and about 3 lakh rounds have already been productionised.

Dr Haridwar Singh handing over