Management Team

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Rao Bezwada

President & CEO

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Company Founder

An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur, Rao S. Bezwada, Ph.D. established Bezwada Biomedical, an innovation based and technology driven company with operations in the United States and India.

The company is focused on developing a wide range of novel absorbable polymeric biomaterials that represent platform technologies capable of enhancing the quality of life by producing next generation bioabsorbable medical devices with therapeutic applications. 

Dr. Bezwada earned a doctorate in chemistry from the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey and has been regarded as a leading expert in the field of bioabsorbable polymers. He has over 35 years of research and product development experience in the medical device industry, including 20 years of service at Ethicon, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company) prior to establishing Bezwada Biomedical in 2003. 

Dr. Bezwada’s commitment toward medical research is attested to by his original research contributions with critical applications in health care. Specifically, while at Ethicon his research and development efforts led to the launch of a number of products including Monocryl®, a new ultra pliable synthetic absorbable monofilament suture. This product has represented worldwide sales of more than ONE (1) billion dollars since its launch in 1993 and current annual sales of over 100 million dollars. In recognition of this invention, along with its development, Johnson & Johnson, Inc. awarded Dr. Bezwada the prestigious Johnson Medal in 1996.

Furthermore, Dr. Bezwada has been a prolific inventor and has been issued more than 120 U.S. patents. Moreover, he has authored several scholarly articles and has been published in international scientific journals, along with numerous presentations at both national and international meetings including the American Chemical Society and the Society for Biomaterials.

In addition to his passion for science and his technical accomplishments, Dr. Bezwada possesses a deep commitment to his community, and has established a non-profit organization named the Society for Basic Needs in India. This organization aims to improve the quality of life for those less fortunate by providing them with essential amenities and opportunities for education.

Sujata Moton, MBA

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Sujata Moton serves as chief financial officer of Bezwada Biomedical, LLC. As CFO, she oversees all the financial matters including accounting, budgeting, and taxation functions of Bezwada Biomedical. Furthermore, she also has the additional responsibilities of business development and overseeing human resources.

Ms. Moton holds a Bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University. Her experience also includes management and accounting positions with Johnson and Johnson.

N. Srivastava, Ph.D

Senior Manager, R&D, Business Development and Quality Affairs

Dr. Srivastava oversees all the activities related to R&D, business development and quality affairs of Bezwada Biomedical. Ms. Srivastava joined Bezwada Biomedical in 2009 after completing her PhD in Biochemistry. During her PhD she studied various biochemical parameters related to oxidative stress in families of type II diabetics.

Since joining Bezwada Biomedical, Ms. Srivastava has held roles of increasing responsibilities. She is responsible for day to day operations of Bezwada Biomedical ranging from developing and marketing new absorbable polymer materials and formulations to providing on-time and high quality technical support to all the customers. In 2014, she led the quality efforts resulting in ISO 9001 certification of Bezwada Biomedical. Furthermore, Dr. Srivastava has authored several scholarly articles and has been published in international scientific journals, along with presentations at American Chemical Society and Society for Biomaterials.

Scientific Advisors

Hari Bezwada, MD

Scientific Advisor

 

Dr. Hari P. Bezwada has served as the scientific advisor to Bezwada Biomedical since December 2003. Dr. Bezwada is currently a partner at Princeton Orthopedic Associates. Prior to Joining Princeton Orthopedic Associates, Dr Bezwada served as Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He serves on the medical staff of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. From 1993 to 2004, Dr. Bezwada was affiliated with Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Drexel University College of Medicine, and the Rubin Institute for Advanced Orthopaedics.

Dr. Bezwada has received numerous awards including the John Insall Travelling Fellowship, Lloyd W. Taylor Award, The Ranawat Award, Smith & Nephew Resident Award, and the Joseph H. Boyes Award. Furthermore, he has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles published in internationally recognized scientific journals. He has also authored a number of book chapters and has given numerous invited presentations and lectures both nationally and internationally. Moreover, Dr. Bezwada also serves as a reviewer on the editorial board of various scientific journals of international repute including Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research and the Journal of Arthroplasty.

Dr. Bezwada holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Arts from Union College, Schenectady, NY and a medical degree from Albany Medical College, Albany, NY. He is a fellow of American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.