Indian-American chemist has been honored with the European inventor Award. She has led to the development of a new composite to repair teeth by applying nanotechnology to the production of dental materials. “The use of nanotechnology gave me the opportunity of making a new material,” said Mitra. “It restores people’s smiles and improves the quality of their lives,” she added.
In the late 1990s, the U.S. While working in the oral care division of the multinational company 3M in the U.S, Mithra was aware on the limitations of materials used in dental fillings. Her developed composite has many advantages over conventional materials including its usage can be in any area of the mouth and provides a simple filling procedure for dentists.
Sumitha decided to research how developments apply to dentistry at the time when nano Technology was emerging. Following this, Sumitha and her team developed technology “nanoclusters”.
Sumita Mitra has taken a whole new path in her field, proving how technological innovations protected by patents can transform an area.