Shanti Kumar V. Nair, Director of Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine and Dean of Research, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham stated that the three inventions have received American patents and four inventions have received Indian patents.
The three American patents are for: discovery of a sclerosis treatment drug, development of multimodal nano-contrast agent for providing improved image resolution in X-rays, MRIs, and infrared fluorescence for cancer detection and invention of nanotextile-based small-diameter blood vessel graft that lasts longer without occlusion during use.
The third invention mentioned has been successfully tested in rabbits and pigs while human trials will also be conducted.
The Indian patents have been obtained for invention of a core-shell nanoparticle system for multiple drug administration in cancer patients without causing toxicity, development of new type of multiple drug administration and dental implant for improving implant life and invention of new surface-modified stent that prevents blockage of the vessel after implant.
The research behind these discoveries were led by Dr. Shanti Kumar V. Nair, Director of Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine, Dr. Manzoor Koyakutty, Dr. Deepthy Menon, Dr Praveen Verma, Dr Krishnakumar Menon, Dr Gopi Mohan, Dr. Anusha Ashokan, and Dr. Vijay Harish, stated the release.
The centre now has a total of 21 patents secured, out of which 11 are international patents. It also has currently applied for a total of 83 patents.