Ph.D in Nano Drug DeliveryAmrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
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Research on drug delivery is focused on the development of biodegradable as well as thermoresponsive polymeric nanoparticles targeted for treatment of cancer, malaria, inflammation, transdermal, bone diseases, etc. The above works are funded by Department of Biotechnology and Industry. As part of this research, a variety of polymers including chitosan and its derivates, PLGA, PLA, PCL, etc. have been developed using varied processing techniques. Representative AFM and SEM images of drug loaded PLGA nanoparticles are shown below.
The program also offers clinical exposure in one of the many operation theatres of the hospital to help students develop an understanding of the medical applications of nanotechnology. In short, this is a pioneering program that aims to develop an all-round scientist and technologist with interdisciplinary specialization in three areas -- nanotechnology, biotechnology and medical sciences. The first batch of students began in August 2007.