Research is an integral component of pharmacy education. Considering this, much emphasis is given for research right from the undergraduate level.

Research programs are focused on a wide range of areas including drug discovery, novel drug delivery systems, toxicology/ pharmacology, analytical method development, preclinical and herbal research,research on therapeutics, optimization of dosage regimen in healthcare delivery, pharmacokinetic evaluation, etc.

Quality, innovative and value based research is much encouraged and the school has started taking heights in research achievements.

It is what distinguishes us from similar schools and what equip our students for leading - edge positions on the rapidly changing healthcare frontier.

Research Patent

An Indian patent received for the art, method, manner, process and system of preparation of curcumin loaded chitin nano-gels for skin penetration.

Inventors :- M. Sabitha, R. Jayakumar, Shantikumar V. Nair, Vinoth Kumar Lakshmanan, N. Sanoj Rejinold and Amrita Nair. 

Areas of Research

 

Research Projects

A Pilot Study on Development of a Neutraceutical Preparation Using Coconut Water

PI: Dr. Sabitha Mangalath
Sponsor: Coconut Development Board
Start Date: September 2011

This study involves the development of a nutraceutical product using coconut water as the main ingredient by incorporating some of the traditionally used natural antioxidants, such as, extracts from plants like Trichopus, Sp.Carrot, Grape seed. etc, without affecting stability. The research involves characterization of taste, anti-oxidant potential and stability of a variety of different formulations.

Synthesis and Preliminary Evaluation of Ring

PI: Dr. B. Ranganathan
Sponsor: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
Start Date: July 2012

Synthesis and preliminary evaluation of ring – A mono – substituted chalcones as potential anti-inflammatory agents ( funded by Kerala State Council for science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) for a period of one year from July 2012 to June 2013 to the extent of Rs. 10,000/-)

Studies on Structural Modifications of Antimicrobial Chitosan 

PI: Kalpana P. Rahate
Sponsor: Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment
Start Date: July 2012

Studies on structural modifications of antimicrobial chitosan (Rs. 10,000, funded by Kerala State Science, Technology and Environment for a period of one year from July 2012 to June 2013).

High Through Put Screening of Biological Activity of Extracts from Deep Sea Marine Organisms 

PI: S. Sathianarayanan
Sponsor: MLR Technology Development, Marine Living Resources Program during 12th plan period (2012-2017), Ministry of Earth Sciences
Start Date: 2012

The project aims at high through put screening of biological activity of extracts from deep sea marine organisms. The project is funded by MLR Technology Development (MLR-TD), Marine Living Resources Program (MLRP), Ministry of Earth Sciences.

Publications

BOOKS

Pharmaceutical Analytical Chemistry (Theory & Practical)
S. Sathianarayanan

Publishing Year: 2010
Birla Publications, ISBN: 81-89747-87-8
The book is concerned with Science and application of modern and traditional techniques for the analysis of Pharmaceutical products.

Marunnarivukal - A book on Medicine - 
Ms. Leena Thomas

Publishing Year: 2012
Mathrubhumi Publishers
The book is a collection of essays on medicine and the science of the preparation of drugs.

Text Book of Pharmacy Practice
Dr. K. G. Revikumar, B. D. Miglani

Publishing Year: 2010
Career Publications (Pune)
This book provide Readers a resourceful insight about the profession of pharmacy practice in India

Textbook on Hospital and Clinical Pharmacy
Dr. K. G. Revikumar, B. D. Miglani

Publishing Year: 2008
Mathrubhumi Publishers
A reference book in pharmacy practice for B.Pharm, M.Pharm and PharmD students.

CONFERENCE AND JOURNAL PAPERS

Year of Publication Publication Type Title
2014 Journal Article T. R. Arunraj, N. Sanoj Rejinold, Sabitha M., Soumya Saroj, Raja Biswas, and R. Jayakumar, Synthesis, Characterization and Biological Activities of Curcumin Nanospheres, Journal of Biomedical Nanotechnology, 10, 1–13, 2014.
2014 Journal Article Sreeja C. Nair, Anoop K. R., Design and Invitro Evaluation of Controlled Release Satranidazole Subgingival Films for Periodontal Therapy, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review And Research, 24(1), 8-14, 2014.(Scopus indexed)
2014 Journal Article Sreeja C. Nair, Mable Sheeba John, Anoop K. R., Insitu gel: An innovative Approach for Safe and Sustained Nasal Drug Delivery, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences Review And Research, 24(1), 1-7, 2014. (Scopus indexed).
2014 Conference Paper Ms. Akhila Sivadas, Final Year, Pharm. D. (P B), presented a poster Development and Implementation of Amrita Pediatric Dosage Calculation Software (Best Poster), in the one - day National Scientific Seminar on Medicines - Drug Discovery to Dosage Form, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, April 03, 2014.
2014 Journal Article Chandran Vishnu S., Faizal Baiju, Gayathri B. Menon, Roshni P. R., P. Rema., Incidence and Clinical Response to Currently used Antibiotics to Infection Caused by Extended Spectrum Beta-lactamase Positive Organism, International Journal of Innovations in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 3(1), 14-22, 2014.