BIOMIN’S INVENTOR WINS MAJOR PRIZE FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Professor Robert Hill, Chief Scientific Officer at BioMin Technologies Ltd, and the inventor of the innovative toothpaste, BioMin F, has been awarded the Chapman Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).
The Chapman Medal is one of the Institute’s premier awards, presented to Professor Hill for his distinguished research and innovation in the field of biomedical materials, which have produced benefits for patients and contributed to associated opportunities in industry.
Professor Hill, who is Senior Professor in the Dental School at Queen Mary University of London as well as a Board Member and Chief Scientific Officer at BioMin Technologies Ltd, has carried out research on bone cements resulting in an adhesive for sticking cochlear implants to bone. Prior to his invention, silicone adhesives were used, but these often failed to bond, resulting in replacement of the hearing implant and a second costly operation.
In 2015 he founded with Dr David Gillam the successful spin-out company BioMin Technologies Ltd. BioMin Toothpaste - Armour for Teeth | BioMin Technologies Limited | Armour for Teeth The company is based on three patents on degradable bioactive glasses used in toothpastes for treating dentine hypersensitivity. The toothpaste BioMin F, based on these patents.