Rao Bezwada PhD, FRSC
President & CEO
An accomplished scientist and entrepreneur, Rao S. Bezwada, Ph.D. established Bezwada Biomedical, an innovation based and technology driven Research Company. 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 is the inventor of numerous absorbable technologies including absorbable polyurethanes, absorbable amino acid polymers, absorbable polyester amides, absorbable polyoxaesters and controlled release polymers.
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 for medical devices. He has over 40 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 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 two (2) 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. Moreover, in 2020, Dr Bezwada was awarded the NSF Phase 1 SBIR grant to develop absorbable tissue adhesive.
Furthermore, Dr. Bezwada has been a prolific inventor and has been issued more than 135 U.S. patents. Part of his patent portfolio covering absorbable polyurethane technology platform has been exclusively licensed by Abyrx Inc. towards developing products for wound healing and bone applications. His absorbable polyurethane technology has been used in Montage®, a bone hemostat which was approved by US FDA and commercialized by Abyrx. 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 health and education. To learn more about our non-profit organization, please visit our website, www.societyforbasicneeds.org
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 & Johnson.
Neeti Srivastava, PhD
Director, 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. Dr. Srivastava joined Bezwada Biomedical in 2009 after completing her Ph.D. in Biochemistry. Since joining Bezwada Biomedical, Dr. Srivastava has held roles of increasing responsibilities. Dr. Srivastava has 10 years of experience in development of absorbable polymers and has been responsible for the supervision of all the polymer synthesis and characterization work. She made contributions for the development of absorbable polyurethane formulation that received 510K approval from the FDA and was commercialized as a bone hemostat by Abyrx, Inc. under the trade name Montage. 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 conferences.
Hari Bezwada, MD
Dr. Hari P. Bezwada has served as 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. 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 the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
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