Amrita Nanomask - COVID-19 Ready Face Masks That Can Protect from Bacterial and Viral Droplets

Protection in hospitals and in cases where there has been a societal spread of infectious agents may require not only doctors but also ordinary people to have an efficient but affordable mask. Towards this Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine (ACNSMM), researchers Dr. Deepthy Menon, Dr. Binulal Sathy, Dr. Reshmi C. R., and Dr. Shantikumar Nair have come up with this low-cost nanomask.

Nano Particles in Bones can Cure Cancer, Says Studies at Amrita

The scientists at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has found safer way to kill cancer cells by using a biodegradable material found naturally in bones. Calcium phosphate can be used as a fully degradable radio frequency agent, a finding that is a big leap forward in the safe treatment of cancer using heat generated by radio waves. Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Director, Center for Nanosciences, Kochi, said, "The development of calcium phosphate nanoparticles with imageable properties for drug delivery applications is a major innovation in the quest to develop biodegradable contrast agents for imaging (diagnostic) purposes".

Calcium Phosphate Nanoparticles Can Kill Cancer Cells Says Amrita Scientists

The scientists at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences has found safer way to kill cancer cells by using a biodegradable material found naturally in bones. Calcium phosphate can be used as a fully degradable radio frequency agent, a finding that is a big leap forward in the safe treatment of cancer using heat generated by radio waves. Dr. Shantikumar Nair, Director, Center for Nanosciences, Kochi, said, "The development of calcium phosphate nanoparticles with imageable properties for drug delivery applications is a major innovation in the quest to develop biodegradable contrast agents for imaging (diagnostic) purposes".