Hyderabad University Research Group Invented Nanomedicine for Malaria


University of Hyderabad researchers has developed a nanomedicine for the treatment of Malaria. Dr Pradip Paik, Associate Professor from the School of Engineering Sciences and Technology, the University of Hyderabad, and his team invented polymer-nanomedicine for treatment of malaria. This exciting nanomedicine is efficient in controlling the Plasmodium falciparum infection.

“This nanomedicine is efficient in controlling the Plasmodium falciparum infection, which is the deadliest one, as the medicine has been prepared using bio-degradable, porous polymeric nanocapsules, capable of encapsulating frequently,” the research team said. This new drug delivery is equipped with a ‘time-temperature clock’ module where the doses for the treatment can be precisely tuned making it quite efficient in killing the P. falciparum infection in RBCs.

Hans India reported, The nanomedicine has been prepared by using biodegradable porous polymeric nanocapsules capable of encapsulating frequently used medicine for treatment of malaria. It may be mentioned here that till date malaria is one of the most life-threatening ailments in humans with 212 million cases and 429,000 deaths yearly across the globe, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Paik, who has pioneered this technique, has proposed that this system is unique and can be used further for animal trial. He said that Himadri Medhi, PhD scholar (UoH) has taken the main challenges to design this nanomedicine and perform this work along with the support of other PhD scholars namely, Somedutta Maity, Niranjan Suthram and Suresh Kumar Chalapareddy from the University of Hyderabad.

“The medicine is in nano capsule form and we are very excited to note the results of the same so far. We are still conducting research on the capsule and are eagerly awaiting the results of the animal trial,” Dr Pradip Paik said.

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