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727. 

Which institute has developed new generation Iron-Manganese(Fe-Mn) based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans jointly with the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials?

[A]. Agharkar Research Institute
[B]. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and technology
[C]. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
[D]. Physical Research Laboratory

Answer: Option B

Explanation:

The Autonomous institutes under the Department of Science & Technology(DST) namely The International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials(ARCI) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and technology(SCTIMST) have jointly developed new generation Iron-Manganese(Fe-Mn) based alloys for biodegradable metal implants for use in humans. The newly developed alloys are suitable for biodegradable stent and orthopedic implant applications. Invivo and in-vitro studies are being planned by the team at Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences.

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