The Society for Biomaterials & Artificial Organs India (SBAOI) was formed in 1986 and registered under the Travancore-Cochin Act XII of 1955, (act for registration of literary, scientific and charitable societies) with the name Society for Biomaterials and Artificial Organs - India with the following objectives. This Society will not only cultivate an atmosphere nationwide for the growth of basic and technological oriented research in Biomaterials and Artificial Organs but also bring the professionals from various faculties together to improve the quality of their approach in future research. This is done by communication among all members, by developing a Society newsletter and also by arranging workshops with laboratory demonstrations, where learning and exchange of relevant concepts are stimulated every year. The Society is administered by its office bearers consisting of the President, two Vice presidents, the General Secretary and Treasurer elected from the executive committee constituted from the eligible members of the Society.

Website: http://www.sbaoi.org/new/index.htm


The Society for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine India (STERMI) was registered on April 25, 2007 as a charitable society under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act 1955 with a basic objective to integrate tissue engineering and eegenerative medicine to enhance the health care system and to bring the interdisciplinary scientists together for improving the related R&D in India. Dr. Chandra P Sharma attended the Executive Council meeting of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society (TERMIS) at the Regenerate 2006, in the World Congress on Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine in Pittsburg on April 26, 2006. Dr. Sharma was encouraged to initiate the Society in India. He communicated with many scientists and based on the favorable responses received, the Society for Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine (India) was constituted.

Website: http://www.stermi.org.in/


The Australasian Society for Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering was formed in 1989. It provides a national focus for professionals who have interests in research, education, development and regulation of biomaterials, tissue engineering and medical devices. Internationally, the Society is a member of the group of Biomaterials Societies who coordinate international activities, including the World Biomaterials Congress.

The ASBTE aims to provide a forum for dissemination of research knowledge in the fields of biomaterials and tissue engineering. This is achieved through annual meetings, which also bring researchers together for generating opportunities for collaborative research. This society also strongly believes in supporting students and early-career researchers through conference and travel awards. ​

Website: https://www.asbte.org

About AFOB

Asian Federation of Biotechnology (AFOB) is a non-profit organization established in 2008. Its incorporation was agreed upon by the delegates from Asian countries during the IBS 2008 conference, Oct. 12-17 held in Dalian, China.

The general objective of the Federation is to promote co-operation, on scientific grounds, between the scientists from academia and industry in the Asian region, for the general advancement of biotechnology as an interdisciplinary field of research and as a means of bringing the scientific development to the industrial level. The Federation works to promote the safe, sustainable and beneficial use of Nature's resources in life sciences and technologies by supporting sound science as well as the application of engineering and technology.

The Federation strives to improve public perceptions and education, to facilitate the exchange of people and ideas, and to stimulate innovation and technology transfer with the common goal of advancing biotechnology in Asia and in the rest of the world.

The Federation seeks to expand the network of regional scientists and organizations to enhance mobility and to facilitate the exchange of skills and ideas among Asian nations.

India Regional Branch Office (RBO) of AFOB, located at IIT Kharagpur, is a non-profit organization established in 2015. Its incorporation was approved by the delegates from Asian countries during the 8th Executive Board Meeting (16 November 2015) held during Asian Congress on Biotechnology 2015, November 15-19, 2015 in Malaysia. The objectives of the Indian chapter are the same as that of AFOB.

Website: http://www.afob-india.org/

About IIT Kanpur

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, established in 1959, is one of the premier institutions established by the Government of India. The aim of the Institute is to provide meaningful education, to conduct original research of the highest standard and to provide leadership in technological innovation.

This year, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) has reached the distinguished Diamond Jubilee (60 years) milestone. In last sixty years of its illustrious growth, Institute has touched many milestones in progress of science and technology and deserves a vibrant gathering of eminent minds. It serves us to envision the journey of IITK so far and celebrate it to take IIT Kanpur into new horizons of success and accomplishments

Vision Statement: "To create, disseminate and translate knowledge in science, engineering and allied disciplines that will best serve the society."

Mission Statement: "To pursue excellence in education, research and innovation by Enabling a creative and dynamic learning environment, Developing sustainable research solutions for the benefit of the nation, Building bridges between the academia, industry and society, Fostering entrepreneurial spirit and skill, Nurturing leadership qualities with sense of commitment and accountability, and Inculcating values and ethics in thought, expression and deed."

Website: https://iitk.ac.in


The department is engaged in cutting-edge research and training in basic biology, biomedical and bioengineering fields. Its aim is to produce quality professionals in modern biology and allied fields who will engage in addressing country’s challenges by advancing the discovery in biology and applying the knowledge that can help to improve the quality of life of the citizens.

The department currently offers three academic programs; B. Tech, M. Tech and PhD in biological sciences & bioengineering. The department is housed in a three storied building, with 16 research labs, 6 labs for core facilities, and 3 teaching labs, besides the office space ​

Website: https://www.iitk.ac.in/bsbe