Amrita Center for Nanoscience and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM) was established in early 2006 with specific focus on developing cutting-edge translational research programs in Nanotechnology and Molecular Medicine. Nestled within the sprawling Amrita healthcare campus in Kochi, ACNSMM is India’s first Nanobio center, and is now well-recognized nationally and internationally for its contributions in the field of nanomedicine, molecular medicine and energy science. The center receives generous core grants, and individual research grants from the Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, and project based support from investors and individual companies. The Centre has published over 400 papers and filed over 30 patents. The center has also set up its first state-of-the art GMP facility to enable nanotechnology incubator cells to aid start-up companies.
Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine became so prolific in the last ten years, reaching out to many institutions here in India and abroad with its cutting-edge research and publications, that we felt it was about time we began to share news about us with the national and international community about our research, our academics, the achievements of our students and faculty and the products that are germinating in our labs. Science is truly global today and sharing is important to build collaborations and benefit from each other. In this spirit we are starting our first newsletter as we near the end of 2016, a year where our Centre has received much impetus from the Government of India, and the year of our tenth anniversary!