Research in our group is focused on development of novel polymeric materials, blends and composites, their structure-property-processing relationships primarily for biomedical sector. For the last few years, we have been exploring the development of value added and niche applications of silk fibroin, which is an ancient textile material. We have published several research papers and filed multiple patents on microstructure of silk fibroin, novel and unique processing protocols and modification of silk fibroin surfaces to tune bioactvity. This work has resulted in a technology start-up BiolMed Innovations Pvt. Ltd., which is commercializing bone graft substitutes based on silk fibroin. We have also been actively involved in information research and technology assessment projects.