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Milestone Victory: New Products From Amrita Center For NanoSciences & Molecular Medicine To Bridge The Gap Between Academia & Humanity

November 12, 2021 - 2:25
Milestone Victory: New Products From Amrita Center For NanoSciences & Molecular Medicine To Bridge The Gap Between Academia & Humanity

Only God can create perfection, but we consider the bone graft creation happened only with the aid of God’s hand. Amrita Center for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), under Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, developed a regenerative bone known as the Nanotex Bone, a porous and biodegradable synthetic graft that can facilitate bone augmentation. A milestone victory with the capability of transforming the lives of millions of people, the product has been applied for clinical testing on humans. Development of the Nanotex Bone is supported by BIRAC of the Government of India. The research team includes Prof. Shantikumar V Nair, the Dean of Nanosciences at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Prof. Manitha B Nair and Prof. Deepthy Menon of Amrita Center for Nanosciences & Molecular Medicine, Prof. Subramania Iyer of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), and Prof. Manju V of Amrita School of Dentistry. In addition to that, receiving 3 more new patents this year became the cherry on the cake. The pandemic didn’t stop the ACNSMM family from working towards the betterment of the world, during the last two years (2020 and 2021), ACNSMM bagged a total of 11 patents. Introducing the 3 new patents,

  1. Radio-Wave Responsive Doped Nanoparticles for Image-guided Therapeutics -This unique invention allows for imaging in a variety of modalities (MRI, nuclear, fluorescence, NIR) by which diseased cells can be imaged with high resolution. At the same time, the product allows for targeted treatment of the disease by radio waves which are sharply focused by the product. Prof. Manzoor Koyakutty, Prof. Shantikumar V Nair, Dr. Vijay Harish, Dr. Anusha Ashokan are the inventors behind this innovation.
  2. MRI and CT contrast-enabled composite implants for image-guided tissue regeneration therapy – The present invention for the first time allows the physician to observe bone regeneration in a scaffold implant non-invasively. The unique material is a composite calcium-based implant (calcium is an ingredient of bone) which has contrast capability in MRI and CT. The inventors are Prof. Manzoor Koyakutty, Prof. Shantikumar V Nair, Dr. Sajesh K, Dr. Vijay Harish, and Dr. Anusha Ashokan.
  3. Porous composite fibrous scaffold for bone tissue regeneration – In this invention, a polymer/bioceramic scaffold for regenerating bone is developed that is able to regenerate relatively large sized bone, and, at the same time, is tough and strong and comparable with that of the strength of bone when implanted. The implant degrades as the new bone is formed, leaving only the new bone at the end. No revision surgery is required to remove the implant. The success of this implant is related to the use of nanofibers in the scaffold. Prof. Manitha B Nair, Prof. Deepthy Menon, and Prof. Shantikumar V Nair are the inventors behind this novel product.

On this International Day of Science, what more can the ACNSMM family be grateful for, we stand today with immense satisfaction and delight. Science has always been the bridge that has connected humans in the path towards virtue and rectitude. Keeping up with the vision of our beloved Chancellor, Shri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, the ACNSMM family is really proud to be a torchbearer of inventions and innovations in the educational sector that can ease the lives of millions! Shraddhavan Labhathe Jnanam!

Dr. Shantikumar Nair
Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Dean of Nanosciences, Kochi
Dr. Manitha B. Nair, Associate Professor, Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Kochi
Dr. Deepthy Menon, Professor, Amrita Center for Nanosciences, Kochi
Dr. Subrahmanya Iyer, Head of Department, Professor, Department of Head & Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Kochi
Dr Manju V, Professor, Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, School of Dentistry, Kochi
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