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.

 

Books Published

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Conference Papers

  1. Ms. Akhila Sivadas, Final Year, Pharm. D. (P B) won the best poster award for the topic "Development and Implementation of Amrita Pediatric Dosage Calculation Software" in the one-day national scientific seminar on Medicines - Drug Discovery to Dosage Form conducted at Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram on April 03, 2014.

  2. Rijo John, Sabitha M. gave oral/podium presentation on "Liquisolid technique for enhanced dissolution of curcumin and targetting to colon cancer" at 64th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at SRM university, Chennai on 7th - 9th December 2012 and was selected as best paper.

  3. Seven Posters were presented from Amrita School of Pharmacy at 64th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at SRM university, Chennai on 7th - 9th December 2012

    1. "Preparation and Evaluation of Extended Release Tablet of Propranolol Hydrochloride" by Arun Ravi, Rajan V. K., Tony Joseph, Manu Sankar K. O., Vidya Viswanath

    2. "Assessment of Various Risk Factors of Breast Cancer" by Teena Mary Joy, Athira Raju, Vijayalakshmi S., Lakshmi R.

    3. "A Study on Comorbidities Associated with Psoriasis" by Meenu Vijayan, Roshni P. R., Remya Reghu, Emmanual James

    4. "A Survey on Prescribing Mode of Antibiotics and NSAIDs in Communicable Diseases Especially Chikungunya" by Remya Reghu, Meenu Vijayan, Roshni P. R.

    5. "Study of Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Diabetic Patients in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital" by Roshni P. R., Remya Reghu, Emmanual James, Meenu Vijayan

    6. "Anti Arthritic Effect of Analgesic, Steroid and Vanpain Capsule in Male Arthritic Patients" by Jolly Francis

    7. "A Survey About the Leading Cause of Chronic Liver Diseases in a by Tertiary Care Hospital" by Akhila Sivadas, Smitha S., Remya Reghu

  4. Sonal Sekhar M, poster titled."Safety Profile and Cost Evaluation for the Treatment of MDR TB", accepted for presentation at ISPOR 4th Asia-Pacific Conference, September 5-7, 2010, at Phuket, Thailand.

  5. Jiny Varghese K., Athira Sukumaran, Neethu Das, Rajasree R., gave presentation on, "Pharmacognostical Investigation on the Entire Plant of Aerualanata (Linn)", at National Conference on Recent Advances in Herbal Drug Processing, Development and Research - Herbotech 2010, at Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, on January 21, 2010.

  6. Belzik N, Resiya Shereefa, Nisha Abdul Rehman, Anila Jose, Aneesh T. P., won first prize for the poster, "Target Oriented Molecular Modeling by Combinatorial Library Design", at 3rd National Conference on Pharmaceutical Research Organized by Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, on January 20-21, 2010.

  7. Seetha Harilal, Della Grace Thomas Parambi, Dr. Molly Mathew, won first prize for oral presentation on, "A Validated Quantitative Estimation of Valsartan from Tablet Formulations", at 3rd National Conference on Pharmaceutical Research Organized by Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, on January 20-21, 2010.

  8. Five Papers for the Poster Presentation are accepted from the Amrita School of Pharmacy, for 61st Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC), held on Dec 11 - 13 at Nirma University, Ahmedabad.

    1. Study on Drug Use in Paediatric Inpatients in a Tertiary Care Hospital, by Merin Cherian, Vibha M, Rajasree PH, Sonal Sekhar

    2. Study on Dispensing Errors in a Tertiary Care Hospital, by Sonal Sekhar, Mini Anne Mathew, Suja Abraham

    3. Drug Coding System: An Effective Tool for Avoiding Medication Errors, by Aneesh S. A. , Anuraag Muralidharan , Shenoy P. O.

    4. Confrontational Use of Antibiotics in Paediatric Prescriptions, by Anuraag Muralidharan, Arya Subash, Anupama P. P., Vidya Vishwanad

    5. Design and Evaluation of Metformin Hydrochloride Sintered Matrix Tablets, by Sumith G., Anoop K. R., Shoma Jose, Asha Jose

  9. Asha Jose, S. Sathianarayanan, Suja Abraham, A. Rajasekharan, gave presentation on "Antioxidant and Free Radical Scavenging Activity of Wrightia Tinctoria Leaves", International Seminar on Herbal Drug Research: Present and Future Prospects, Sponsored by J. S. S. University and AICTE New Delhi , Dec 4-5, 2009, organized by TIFAC CORE in Herbal Drugs and Dept. of Phyto Pharmacy and Phytomedicine, J. S. S. College of Pharmacy, Ooty.

  10. Asha Jose, S. Sathianarayanan, Suja Abraham, A. Rajasekharan, presented poster on, "Preliminary Phytochemical Screening and Anti Hepatitis C Virus Activity of Indigofera Tinctoria", at 5th World Congress on Cellular and Molecular Biology, Sponsored by World Society of Cellular and Molecular Biology,France, Nov 2-6, 2009, School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

  11. S. Sathianarayanan, Asha Jose, Suja Abraham, A. Rajasekharan, presented poster on, "Phytochemical Standardisation and Anti HIV and Cytotoxicity Studies of Wrightia Tinctoria", at 5th World Congress on Cellular and Molecular Biology, Sponsored by World Society of Cellular and Molecular Biology, France, Nov 2-6, 2009, School of Biotechnology, Devi Ahilya University, Indore.

  12. Two Posters from Amrita School of Pharmacy were presented at the II Louis Pasteur Memorial Symposium 2009, sponsored by ICMR & CSIR, at NGP Arts and Science College, KMCH, Coimbatore.

    1. Phytochemical Investigations and Antibacterial Activity of Wrightia Tinctoria, by Asha Jose, S. Sathianarayanan, Dhanya Mohan, Suja Abraham.

    2. Preliminary Phytochemical & Antimicrobial Investigation of Indigofera Tinctoria, by Dhanya Mohan, Asha Jose, S. Sathianarayanan, Suja Abraham.

  13. Merin Cherian, Rajasree P. H., Vibha M., Aneesh T. P., Sonal Sekhar M., Presented Poster on "Indian Herbal Drug for General Healthcare", at National Conference on Novel Concepts on Pharmaceutical Research - PHYCOPHARM 09, Sponsored by AICTE, 21st and 22nd Feb. 2009, Nehru College of Pharmacy, Thrissur, Kerala and Won First Prize.

  14. Four Papers for the Poster Presentation, from the Amrita School of Pharmacy:

    1. Diuretic Activities of Alangium Salvifolium , by Diana Thomas, IIIrd B. Pharm.

    2. Hypertension and Pregnancy: An Overview, by Sarine Sabastian, IIIrd B. Pharm.

    3. Hepatoprotective Activity of LIV - First Against Carbon Tetrachloride Induced Hepatotoxicity in Albino Rats, by Ligi Kurien, IIIrd B. Pharm.

    4. Preliminary Standardisation and Antihepatitis - C Virus Activity of Wrightia Tinctoria, by Rijo Marry George, IIIrd B. Pharm. were accepted for 60th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) held on Dec. 12 - 14 at Nataji Subhas Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

  15. Mohamed Hisham, Sathyanarayanan S., Aneesh T. P., Sonal Sekhar M., Presented Poster on " Secrets of Anti - Ageing" , at National Seminar on Recent Trends in Pharmaceutical Sciences and Education, 28th Nov. 2008 , Al Shifa College of Pharmacy, Perinthalmanna and Won Second Prize.

  16. P. Selvam, Presented Papers on "Antimicrobial Activities of Chloroform Extract of Morinda Citrifolia", "Inhibition of West Nile Virus Protease Activity by Morinda Citrifolia", at Nonisearch 2008, 3rd National Symposium at Delhi, 18th - 19th Oct. 2008.

 

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