Scientists from India wins patent for liver cancer and nano medicine.
Scientists from the school of Nanosciences & Molecular medicine at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham have won a patent in the US and Australia for nanomedicine which detects liver cirrhosis and liver tumor, It's surprising to say that the invention is the outcome of a research project sponsored by the Nanobiotechnology taskforce of Dept. of Biotechnology.
The team of researchers invented an exclusive nanomedicine that counters the radio wave signals sent from outside the body. When the nanoparticles are injected into a tumor, they can be heated up using external. Doctors can easily envision cancer using an MRI machine and dissolve it in a controlled manner.
The Inventors have professed that they have exhibited that the technology can be used for detecting liver cirrhosis and liver tumor at the beginning stage.
Dr.Koyakutty, Professor, Amrita Centre for Nanosciences and Molecular Medicine said that they have invented an eccentric nanomedicine that can be used for medical imaging with drug delivery. The molecules are made of synthetically devised calcium Phosphate. In general, chemically prepared nanoparticles are not safe to use when it is used as nanoparticles but as a biomineral, calcium phosphate is biocompatible and biodegradable therefore it’s totally safe for human use.
“The Two critical features make the amrita nano-medicine unique,” said Dr. Shantikumar V Nair, first it makes the nanomedicine visible inside our body using MRI, and the other feature through which we can activate them in a disease like cancer.