Serving the Healthcare Community

Rao S. Bezwada, Ph.D
President and CEO

An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur, Rao S. Bezwada, Ph.D. established Bezwada Biomedical, LLC, an innovation based and technology driven research 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 25 years of research experience in the medical device industry, including 20 years of service at Ethicon, Inc. (a Johnson & Johnson Company) prior to establishing Bezwada Biomedical, LLC 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 600 million dollars since its launch in 1993 and current annual sales of approximately 60 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 72 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 technical accomplishments, Dr. Bezwada also possesses a deep commitment for his community and has established a non-profit organization named the "Society for Basic Needs" in India. This organization has a mission aimed at improving 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 the executive vice president and 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 joined Bezwada Biomedical, LLC shortly after its inception in 2003 and since then has been instrumental in its development. Prior to joining Bezwada Biomedical, LLC, she served for several years as the vice president and chief financial officer at Indofine Chemicals Company, a New Jersey based custom chemical company. Her experience also includes management and accounting positions with Johnson and Johnson, Inc, Old Queens Federal Credit Union, and the New Jersey Transit Authority.

Ms. Moton holds a Bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA in finance from Rutgers University .

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 an Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic 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.