Additive Manufacturing of Implant Grade Elastomers with Vikas Garg

Additive Manufacturing of Implant Grade Elastomers with Vikas Garg
Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.

Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the second most common cancer overall and more than 2 million women every year are diagnosed with Breast Cancer the world over. Awareness about prevention, diagnosis and cure of the ailment has increased considerably over the past few years, however the after effects of mastectomy are largely unaddressed. 


In this episode of AM Infocast we catch up with Vikas Garg, Co-Founder, Prayasta in a Breast Cancer Awareness Month special. Prayasta is addressing this need to improve the quality of life of breast cancer patients by developing an Additive Manufacturing Technology to manufacture personalised implants. 

Tune in as Vikas shares his source of motivation to co-create Prayasta, the areas of healthcare they are addressing and the future of elastomer additive manufacturing.

About Vikas Garg 

Vikas is one of the two co founders of Prayasta and also the brain behind it. He is trained as a material scientist from one of the premier material institutes in India and at the same time, also bitten by the entrepreneurship bug. He worked on various medical devices such as retinal implants, dialysis machine and also corneal implants; before Shilpi Sen and he started their own venture Prayasta in 2017. Prayasta has developed its own additive manufacturing technology for elastomers, especially implant grade silicone, which they plan to use for bringing one-to-one personalization to the soft tissue implants.

About AM Infocast

AM Infocast is a dedicated 3D printing podcast hosted by Aditya Chandavarkar, Co-Founder – AM Chronicle and Indian 3D Printing Network. AM Infocast features conversations with the best in the field of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing sharing their insights on latest tech developments, ongoing research and industry developments.

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Aditya Chandavarkar

Aditya Chandavarkar is a established entrepreneur with business interests in manufacturing, innovative technology and consulting. He is the co-founder of CNT Expositions and Services (acronym for Catalysing New Technologies), which was subsequently formed by the acquisition of Inkjet Forum India – a leading knowledge sharing platform for inkjet printing technology founded by him. At Inkjet Forum India, Aditya was single handedly responsible for conceptualizing and organizing conferences and educations programs, in the area of digital textile printing and industrial inkjet.