Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) received the National Work Award in the Researcher category on the 2023 National Health Day.
This award further complements the National Work Awards that UGM has received in previous years, solidifying UGM’s presence as a university excelling in the innovation of health tools.
The Ministry of Health presented the award during the 59th National Health Day, commemorated on November 11, 2023, in Jakarta.
This time, the award was given to the orthopedic inventor and physician Yudha Mathan Sakti, MD, for the innovative product Osteogrin Nanocrystalline HA Bone Graft.
Osteogrin is an outstanding bone graft innovation successfully commercialized by UGM Science Techno Park through the intellectual property licensing scheme in partnership with the industrial consortium PT Berkah Instalasi Medika and PT Astra Komponen Indonesia.
One of the advantages of this innovation is the use of raw materials from eggshell membranes, which have a high hydroxyapatite content. Hydroxyapatite can regenerate new tissues, especially in bones and teeth.
This product has a high Domestic Component Level and was developed by the UGM Faculty of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing team, along with the Faculty of Engineering, represented by Dr. M Kusumawan Herliansyah.
“This bone graft has the advantage of utilizing waste from eggshell membranes, which have a high hydroxyapatite content. Osteogrin, containing hydroxyapatite material, helps patients accelerate the healing of large bone fractures, usually in the femur bone,” explained Yudha Sakti to Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin.
The Minister of Health also took the opportunity to discuss the advantages of Osteogrin with competitors and its potential market development.
“This award is a public recognition of the university’s commitment to overseeing the process of commercializing research and innovations that have a real impact on society,” said Dr. Hargo Utomo, Director of Business Development at UGM.
“Osteogrin is one of UGM’s outstanding innovations developed with funding support from the Matching Fund Program and the Program Promoting Research and Innovation through Modern and Efficient Science and Techno Park (PRIME SteP).”
“This also demonstrates the importance of the triple helix synergy role in supporting the development of the innovation ecosystem and improving the quality of human capital to drive economic growth and enhance the nation’s competitiveness.”
Innovative products will continue to grow as the Indonesian community’s trust and pride in the nation’s work results increase. This award is hoped to stimulate UGM inventors to continue producing productive and impactful innovative works.