Suture Anchor – Patent By Aniruddha Nazre



A suture anchor comprises a shaft having a proximal and a distal end. The suture anchor is patented by Ajit Nazre.A screw thread extends from the shaft and spirals from the proximal to the distal end. A cross-hole is formed through the shaft and the screw thread near the proximal end. The cross-hole receives a suture which provides a double end of suture to facilitate attachment of soft tissue. In a preferred embodiment, the shaft is tapered from a larger diameter proximally to a smaller diameter distally while the major diameter of the screw thread remains constant over most of its length.

The suture anchor contains a driven portion which preferably contains a groove to conduct the suture from the cross-hole to the free end of the driven portion. A driver for the suture anchor having an engagement portion for engaging the driven portion likewise contains a groove so that when the engagement portion engages the driven portion the two grooves align to form an enclosed passageway for conducting the suture as the suture traverses the driven portion.



Publications Of Aniruddha Nazre


Ajit Nazre publications are as follows –

Clinical and Laboratory Performance of Bone Plates, Issue 1217, Edited by J. Paul Harvey, Robert F. Games

Nazre, A and Lin, S STP1217: Theoretical Strength Comparison of Bioabsorbable (PLLA) Plates and Conventional Stainless Steel and Titanium Plates Used in Internal Fracture Fixation.

Pages: Published: Jan 1994

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A computerized technique for analyzing lateral bending behavior of subjects with normal and impaired lumbar spine.A pilot study.

Jayaraman G, Nazre, A, McCann V, Redford, JB

Spine (Phila PA 1976), 1994 April 1:19(7), Pages 824-32

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Joint moments in minor limb length discrepancy: a pilot study.

Goel A, Loudon J, Nazare A, Rondinelli R, Hassanein K. American Journal of Orthopedics (Belle Mead NJ), 1997 Dec: 26(12), Pages 852-6

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Thin-film thermoplastic-metal joining process for titanium to poly(etherketoneetherketoneketone)

KarthikRamani, John Tagle, Ajit Nazre, Dale Swarts and Steve Lin Polymer Engineering & Science, Volume 35, Issue 24, pages 1972-78, December 1995

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Aniruddha Nazre Patents

Following are the patents of Aniruddha Nazre –

1. Suture Anchor

United States EP0686373

Issued December1995

2. Bioabsorbable suture anchor: Orthopaedic Implant with bearing surface

United States EP0761242

Issue d August 19, 1996

3. Adjustable connector for external fixation rods

United States US5405347

Issue d April 1995

4.Surgical parallel drill guide

United States D354810

IssuedJanuary 1995

5.Adjustable connector for external fixation

United States EP0611007

Issued August 1994

6.Adjustable connector for external fixation

United States EP0717968

Issued June 1996


Cleantech Biggest Investment Opportunity Of The Century – Ajit Nazre


Cleantech is looked at as one of the most attractive investment opportunities across the world with venture capital and private equity investors pouring billions into the sector. Kleiner Perkins, Caufield & Byers or KPCB, one of the most successful venture capital firms in the world, is leading investments into this sector. The blue chip venture capital firm was the largest investor in the sector globally in April-June quarter, with five deals in the space. Silicon Valley-based KPCB has an India portfolio of eight companies, with its first cleantech investment in Kotak Urja, a maker of solar water heaters and solar photovoltaic modules and systems.

Ajit Nazre, a partner at KPCB, also leads KPCB’s India investment initiative. He joined KPCB in 2003 from SAP, where he played a key role in formulating and executing the company’s internet strategy, and co-founded and led SAPMarkets. Nazre did his undergraduation in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Poona (COEP), in India, after which he went on to to do an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech, a PhD in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. VCCircle’s Madhav A Chanchani catches up with Nazre on what makes the cleantech space so hot, the investment prospects, and why India should not miss the opportunity. This is the part one of the two part series interview with Nazre


Aniruddha Nazre’s Profile

Ajit Nazre
Ajit Nazre

Aniruddha nazre joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 2003. His areas of investment include enterprise software and services, material science pertinent to energy, environment and life sciences. Before joining KPCB, Aniruddha was with SAP for 5 years. At SAP, he worked for Dr. Hasso Plattner, CEO, Chairman and cofounder, SAP. Aniruddha Nazre played a key role in formulating and executing SAP’s internet strategy (mySAP.com). He co-founded SAPMarkets, a fully owned company of SAP, focused on Marketplace applications and technology.

As the Managing Director of SAPMarkets Americas, Aniruddha Nazre grew the business to $100 million in six quarters. In 2002, he laid the foundation for SAP Inspire—SAP’s New Venture Unit. Prior to SAP, Aniruddha nazre worked for six years in the medical device industry, first at Zimmer, Inc., a division of Bristol Myers and Squibb and then at Mathys AG (Synthes) in Switzerland. During this time he managed the development several new product lines and received 7 U.S. and four European patents. Ajit has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering Poona (COEP), India. He holds a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech, a Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the Technical University of Hanover, Germany, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School



Aniruddha Nazre – 5 Tech Trends

Aniruddha Nazre-5 Tech Trends

Tech Trends     Are these 5 tech trends in programming going to help or hurt the Indian IT Services industry ?

  1. Key aspects of software development, e.g. manage, develop, build, test and deploy are undergoing massive transformation and making development cheaper, faster, and more secure.
    • Cloud based integrated development environment companies are providing developers with an advantage of writing code in an easier, faster and simpler fashion.
    • Amount of new code written is reduced by more design driven development, auto code completion, code repositories, code plug ins, widgets,  and continuous agile development.
    • Automated test tools and services in the cloud are making it ever easier to test code before deployment.
    • Cloud security and identity services have made it easier for enterprise applications to work on public, private or hybrid cloud environments.
  2. A new class of Reactive Applications is becoming more and more prevalent in both Consumer and Enterprise-facing environments. Reactive Applications are distinguished by having one or more of the following defining traits:
    • Resilient: The ability to recover and repair itself automatically in order to provide seamless business continuity.
    • Interactive: Rich, engaging, single page user interfaces that provide instant feedback based on user interactions and other stimuli.
    • Scalable: Can scale within and across nodes elastically to provide compute power on-demand when it’s needed.
    • Event-Driven: Enables parallel, asynchronous processing of messages or events with ease.
  3. Integration of applications to external data sources and other applications is becoming ever easier because of open APIs.
  4. Rapid increase in mobile development has impacted the prevalent programming languages. User base of objective C and Python have grown whereas that for Java and C++ has eroded.
  5. Consumerization of programming with services such as IFTT is reducing the need for specialized skill set. Pre-developed toolkits will enable anyone to be a developer.

Trends for Investment- Dr.Aniruddha Nazre



Trends for investment – Dr.Aniruddha Nazre


When I’m bearish and I sell a stock, each sale must be at a lower level than the previous sale. When I am buying, the reverse is true. I must buy on a rising scale. I don’t buy long stocks on a scale down, I buy on a scale up.

The price pattern reminds you that every movement of importance is but a repetition of similar price movements, that just as soon as you can familiarize yourself with the actions of the past, you will be able to anticipate and act correctly and profitably upon forthcoming movements.

I never hesitate to tell a man that I am bullish or bearish. But I do not tell people to buy or sell any particular stock. In a bear market all stocks go down and in a bull market they go up. Aniruddha Nazre



Within Greentech, energy efficiency in form of green building materials and smart grid and wastewater management look most attractive.

Mobile internet

We see a number of consumer and business applications for the mobile phone unleashed through the i Phone and other smart phones. We also see the mobile Internet users out number the PC Internet user’s world wide in the next few years. In countries like India, the mobile Internet users may already have crossed PC Internet users. This opens up limitless opportunities for entrepreneurs to create businesses.

Hottest technologies 

Energy storage technology (new battery chemistries, capacitors, and more) is an area that I am following very closely as it can revolutionize the alternative energy space. With the right storage technology, intermittent energy sources such as solar and wind can start competing with incumbent energy sources such as coal and natural gas. 

 Advice to entrepreneurs 

This is as good a time to start a new business as ever. My advice to entrepreneurs would be to find a big technical problem that serves a large market. Gather a team and get going. Silicon Valley is reinventing itself and entrepreneurs are the force behind this change.