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Amit Mirani wins best poster presentation award at the Global conference on Pharmaceutics and Drug Delivery System held on 29th June to 1st July 2017 at Valencia, Spain.

Poster Presentation Title: "Polyphenols Loaded Vaginal Microbicide: A Novel Strategy for Prevention of HIV Transmission"


                                          

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Shivraj Naik receives second best oral presentation award at 'National Conference on neurodegenerative diseases: Strategies of drug discovery and delivery to the brain' at BNCP, Mumbai on 27-29th May, 2017.

Oral Presentation Title: "Molecular modelling of Nattokinase: Implications in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease"



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Rashmi Prabhu receives Best Oral Presentation Award (Budding Formulation Scientist Award 2017) for presentation entitled "Lymphatic System Targeted Lipid Nanocarriers: A Promising Approach for Oral Treatment of Breast Cancer" in Academic Innovation Session at International Conference on Novel Formulation Strategies organized by SELECTBIO India held on April 20-21, 2017, Hyderabad, India  



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Rohit Pawar receives second prize for Poster presentation at 6th Indo-Japanese International Symposium on 'Overcoming intractable infectious diseases prevalent in asian countries' held on 23-24 September, 2016, at Goa for poster entitled “Anti-malarial efficacy of lipid nanoparticles: Combination of Curcumin-Arteether Vs Ellagic acid-Arteether”.

This Symposium was jointly organized by PERD centre (Ahmedabad, India), ICT (Mumbai, India), TKCP (Warananagar, India), IPA-Goa (India) and TUS (Tokyo, Japan)

Authors: D. Gugulothu, R. Pawar, S. Pathak, S. Sharma, V. Patravale



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Ronak Bhuptani receives third prize for Poster presentation at 6th Indo-Japanese International Symposium on 'Overcoming intractable infectious diseases prevalent in asian countries' held on 23-24 September, 2016, at Goa for poster entitled “Novel Metallodendrimer hydrogel for wound care”.

This Symposium was jointly organized by PERD centre (Ahmedabad, India), ICT (Mumbai, India), TKCP (Warananagar, India), IPA-Goa (India) and TUS (Tokyo, Japan)

Authors: S. Pukale, R. Bhuptani, V. Patravale



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Preshita Desai wins Best oral and poster presentation award at 15th International Symposium on ‘Advances in technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems’ held on 19-20 February 2016 at ICT, Mumbai.

Poster Title:  “Geometry Optimized t-micellar Gel: Microneedle assisted transdermal delivery platform for targeted brain delivery


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Preshita Desai wins best oral presentation award at National conference on Nanotechnology in drug research: Innovations, Challenges and Opportunities sponsored by ICMR held on 16-17 October 2015 at NMIMS, Mumbai.

Presentation Title: ‘Geometry Optimized t-Micelles: A Targeted Nanocarrier Platform for Enhanced Brain Uptake




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Ketki Bhise wins best poster award at National conference on Nanotechnology in drug research: Innovations, Challenges and Opportunities sponsored by ICMR held at 16-17 October 2015 at NMIMS, Mumbai.

Poster Title: Generic Oral Aprepitant Nanoformulation: A Patent Non-Infringing Approach

Authors: R. Tayade, P. Desai, K. Bhise, V. Patravale

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Prof. Patravale declared "OPPI Woman Scientist Award 2015". The award is given by Organization of Pharmaceutical Producers of India to the outstanding women research scientist working in the field of human healthcare. The award is given on 17th October 2015 in Mumbai. Congratulations!

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Point of care detection strips for diagnosing brucellosis published earlier in 2015 in Biosensors and Bioelectronics receive coverage from Nature Asia and Hindustan Times. Congratulations to Prof. Patravale and Swati Vyas!





Best Poster Award at the 2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology Based Formulations- NanoPharmaceuticals

Priyanka Prabhu won the Best Poster Award at the “2nd International Conference on Nanotechnology Based Formulations- NanoPharmaceuticals” held on 10-11 September, 2015, at Hyderabad for poster entitled “Artemether-Lumefantrine loaded Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC) for treatment of cerebral malaria”.

This conference was organized by Select Biosciences India Private Limited and this work was performed in collaboration with Tata Institute of fundamental research (TIFR), Mumbai, India. 





OMICS International Best Young Researcher Award

Preshita Desai receives the OMICS International Best Young Researcher Award for the paper entitled, 't-Micelles of Curcumin: Strategy for Enhanced Brain Uptake' at the 'Fourth International Conference and Exhibition on Neurology and Therapeutics' held at Rome, Italy from 27-29th July 2015. 




Third Prize at the Eighth International Annual Conference

Priyanka Prabhu won Third Prize at the “Eighth International Annual Conference on "Translational Clinical Pharmacology Research in Drug Development" organised by South Asian Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacology held at Nehru Auditorium, Worli, Mumbai, India on 24-25 April, 2015 for Oral Presentation in "Preclinical Category" for work on " Nanostructured Lipid Carriers (NLC) of Artemether-Lumefantrine combination for oral malaria therapy.

This work was performed in collaboration with Tata Institute of fundamental research (TIFR), Mumbai, India. 







Budding QbD Scientist Award 2015

Amit Mirani and Sandip Gite received the Budding QbD Scientist Award 2015 at the "QbD in Pharma Development World Congress 2015held at Chandigarh on 16-18 April 2015 for the paper entitled,"QbD Based Development Of Fenofibrate Nanosuspension: A Non-Infringing Approach".







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Prof. Vandana B. Patravale, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology received "Dr. P. D. Patil Best Pharmaceutical Scientist of the year Award - 2014”. This prestigious award is given by the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI), Maharashtra State in recognition to the relentless, inspirational and selfless service by the scientist to the pharmacy profession. The award was bestowed on her by honourable  Prof. C. K. Kokate, Vice Chancellor, KLE University, Karnataka and honourable Prof. S. Kadam, Vice Chancellor, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, Maharashtra at the Inaugural and Award Ceremony of 19th Annual Convention of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTICON 2014)  held at Pune, Maharashtra on 28th November 2014. 







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Preshita Desai selected as 'Ranbaxy Science Scholar" of the Year 2014 by the Ranbaxy Science Foundation, India. The award ceremony will be held in March 2015. Congratulations!






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Prof. Vandana B. Patravale, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology is declared as the recipient of the Smt. Chandaben Mohanbhai Patel Industrial Research Award for Women Scientists - 2013 by Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK) Apex Committee. This is a prestigious national award given to women scientists in recognition to their extraordinary industrial research and it is in execution since year 1981. This award is bestowed upon Prof. Patravale for her outstanding research, especially in area of coronary stents and intra uterine devices.

VASVIK is a non-profit, non-government organisation established in 1974 and run by the owners of the Patel Extrusion Group. With a vision to promote industrial research, science and technology in India, the organization presents nine annual VASVIK Industrial Research Awards in various categories to an individual or group of individuals in honour of their exceptional research achievements. 

This year, the award ceremony is scheduled in December 2014, where Prof. Vandana B. Pataravle will be felicitated by Honourable Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi.









Best Oral Presentation Award, First International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy, Kuantan, Malaysia

Preshita Desai won the Best Oral Presentation Award at the "First International Conference on Industrial Pharmacy"held at Kuantan, Malaysia on 16-17th August 2014 for the paper entitled, "Green Approach Towards Bioenhanced Curcumin: Process Analytical Technology (PAT) Assisted Scale Up Studies of Curcumin Solid Solution Using Hot Melt Extrusion".
This work of PAT Assisted scale up studies on Hot Melt Extruder was performed in collaboration with Prof. Anant Paradkar at University of Bradford, UK under the UKIERI 
(UK-India Education and Research Initiative) collaborative project entitled, “Process analytics enabled green technologies for processing of poorly soluble drugs” funded by British Council, India and the initial formulation development and optimization studies were done using hot melt extruder in Prof. Vinita Deshapande's lab, Department of Physics, Institute of Chemical Technology.






Bombay Technologist - Best Post Graduate Student Award

Swati Vyas wins Institute of Chemical Technology - Bombay Technologist - Best Post Graduate Student Award for the year 2013 - 2014. Congratulations!










Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014, IISER Pune

Preshita Desai wins Best Poster Award at the international symposium entitled, "Conference on Neutron Scattering 2014" organized by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in association with Neutron Scattering Society of India (NSSI) at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune from 10-12th February 2014.

Poster Title:
SANS investigation of a micellar drug delivery system formed by a  novel antioxidant- lipid bioconjugate

Authors: P. Desai, V. Aswal, P. Hassan, V. Patravale








65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress

Preshita Desai wins Best Poster Award at 65th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress held at Delhi during 20-22nd December 2013. 

Poster Title: In vivo investigation of anticancer activity and treatment associated   toxicity of tamoxifen-loaded cationic lipomer

Authors:  Shete Harshad, Desai Preshita, Vanage Geeta & Patravale Vandana








L-R: Prof. Ganapati D. Yadav (Vice Chancellor, ICT), Rashmi Prabhu, Harshad Shete, Prof. Vandana Patravale; Rashmi Prabhu receiving the prize at Venice, Italy.

NanotechItaly, 2013

Rashmi Prabhu and Harshad Shete won 1st Prize in NanotechItaly, 2013 for the poster entitled "Influence of Newly Synthesized Mono-Guanidine Heterolipid based Cationic Nanocarriers in Treatment of Melanoma Tumor in C57BL/6 mice". The International conference was jointly organized by Veneto Nanotech, National Research Council (CNR), AIRI - Associazione Nazionale Ricerca Industriale and the Italian Institute of Technology (IIT),on 27th to the 29th of November 2013 at the Convention Center of the NH Laguna palace Hotel in Venice-Mestre, Italy. Congratulations, Rashmi!






(L-R) Swati Vyas, Prof. Vandana Patravale, Prof. Ganapati D. Yadav (Vice Chancellor, ICT), Prof. Sharmila Majee and Priyanka Prabhu

(L-R) Swati Vyas, Prof. Vandana Patravale, Prof. Ganapati D. Yadav (Vice Chancellor, ICT), Prof. Sharmila Majee (Bombay Veterinary College, Mumbai) and Priyanka Prabhu

Grand Challenges Explorations Round 11, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards $100,000 to Prof. Patravale and her team to develop the first green vaccine for brucellosis: Congratulations, Swati and Priyanka!

VBP Research Group receives a prestigious grant to develop the first green nanovaccine for nasal immunization against brucellosis from the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation. Prof. Vandana Patravale, ICT, Matunga won $100,000 for developing the cost-effective vaccine technology supported by the Gates Foundation from over 2700 applications. The sub-unit nanovaccine aims to confer long term protective immunity to humans and livestock population. Team members, Swati Vyas and Priyanka Prabhu, doctoral students in Prof. Patravale’s lab at ICT, conceptualized the initiative with Prof. Patravale instigated by an ongoing research project concerning diagnostics for brucellosis. Prof. Patravale’s team proposes to develop a sub-unit vaccine fabricated using green technology for nasal immunization in both animals and humans as a one health approach to combat brucellosis. Prof. Sharmila B. Majee, Dept. of Microbiology, Bombay Veterinary College, Parel would be actively collaborating with the team for developing the nanovaccine. Congratulations!









ICT Nanobio 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry: Best Poster Award.

Harshad Shete wins Best Poster award at the "Workshop on Advances in Biomaterials and Nanobiotechnology (ICT-NANOBIO2013)" held at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Matunga, Mumbai. Congratulations!








Omics group of conference

Pharmacognosy,  Phytochemistry& Natural Products. October 21-23, Raddison Blu Plaza, Hyderabad.
Super Critical extraction method optimization of Seabuckthorn (SBT) berry oil B.O: Exploiting its role in anti-ageing
Anuradha Pol, Amit Mirani, Namrata Kadwadkar,  Rekha Singhal, Vandana Patravale,  Institute of Chemical Technology, India.





UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative)

Preshita Desai received visiting fellowship for  a tenure of 2 months (12th August -16th October 2013) at the Center for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science, University of Bradford, UK under the UKIERI (UK-India Education and Research Initiative) collaborative project entitled,” Process analytics enabled green technologies for processing of poorly soluble drugs” funded by British council.Project Title:Hot Melt Extrusion Assisted Solid Dispersions for Oral Bioenhancement of Poorly Bioavailable Drugs. Congratulations!





BEST ABLE 2013, Bangalore

BEST-India (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams) is a scheme for encouraging young postgraduate students towards developing biotechnology entrepreneurship and commercialization of bio-science.

The scheme is sponsored by The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and managed and administered by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, ABLE – India. A team of Five doctoral level students representing Institute of Chemical Technology from VBP Group, Swati Vyas,  Preshita DesaiAmit Mirani, Ronak Bhuptani and Soniya Jain have been selected amongst the top 20 teams across the country for participating in BEST ABLE 2013 Workshop to be held at Bangalore, India.

Congratulations!





Biocamp 2013- India

Novartis India, a world leader in the research and development of products to protect and improve health and well-being,  organised three-day Novartis Biotechnology Leadership Camp (BioCamp) from July 8 to 10, 2013 in Hyderabad. BioCamp is a pioneering seminar which brought 48 talented students from diverse faculties and different universities closer to the pharmaceutical industry.

Ranjit Shahani, vice chairman and managing director, Novartis India Limited said, “BioCamp is a great platform for intelligent, young minds to interact with leaders in the pharmaceutical industry. This three day seminar provides students the opportunity to look closer at the pharmaceutical industry and helps them make career choices. Healthcare is a challenging area in our country and BioCamp reflects the Novartis commitment to furthering the cause of healthcare.”

Congratulations Namrata A.K. you made it to the 48 talented students, across India!!





The South Asian Chapter of American College of Clinical Pharmacology: 6th International Conference on “Innovation in 21st Century: Clinical Pharmacology in Current and Future environment” held on 21-22nd April 2013 at Nehru Science Centre.

Best Poster Award (Drug Delivery System Section):
Clara Fernandes, “Impact of drug loading on the anti Parkinsonism effects of lipid formulation of curcumin.”

Second Best Poster Award - Shared (Drug Delivery System Section):
Amit Mirani, “Bio-enhanced Atovaquone: Comparison of solid dispersion and nanosuspension.
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Namrata Kadwadkar, “Solid lipid nanoparticles of Arteether/Ellagic acid: A novel combination therapy for treatment of malaria.”

Second Best Poster Award (Preclinical Section):
Soniya Jain, “Selective Uptake of Nanostructured Lipid Carriers by Malaria Infected Red Blood Cells.”






ICT - Bombay Technologist Best Post Graduate student Award for the Year 2012-13

Preshita Desai wins Institute of Chemical Technology - Bombay Technologist Best Post Graduate student Award for the Year 2012-13. Congratulations!





CRS 2013 - Best Poster Award

Dalapathi Gugulothu wins Best Poster Award at the Thirteenth International Symposium on 'Advances in Technology and Business Potential of New Drug Delivery Systems' of the Controlled Release Society - Indian Chapter, held at J. W. Marriot Hotels, Juhu, Mumbai .







DDIDC 2013 - Best Poster Award

Harshad Shete wins Best Poster: Harshad Shete, Sushmita Chatterjee, Abhijit De, Vandana Patravale. "Discrepancy in therapeutic efficacy of nanoformulation against different breast cancer cell lines" at the International Symposium on Drug Discvovery for Infectious Disease & Cancer (DDIDC), 16-17th January, 2013 at ICT, Mumbai, India. Congratulations!








BVDUPCP- Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award 2012

Prof. Vandana Patravale has been recently conferred with the prestigious ‘BVDUPCP- Pharmacy Teacher of the Year Award 2012’ by the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) at the APTI - 17th Annual National Convention – 2012 held at Manipal University from 12th-14th October 2012, recognizing her outstanding contributions towards excellence in education of young students and scientists in Pharmacy. 





National Seminar

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, UGC-Centre of Advanced Studies (UGC-CAS) under the AEGIS of TEQIP organizes National Seminar at the Institute of Chemical Technology.

Theme: Regulatory Roadmap for Pharmaceuticals in Global Market
Date: November 29, 2012
Venue: K. Venkataraman Auditorium, ICT, Matunga, Mumbai
E-Brochure: Download





BEST - India 2012, ABLE

BEST-India (Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Teams) is a scheme for encouraging young postgraduate students towards developing biotechnology entrepreneurship and commercialization of bio-science.

The scheme is sponsored by The Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India and managed and administered by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, ABLE – India. A team of Five doctoral level students representing Institute of Chemical Technology - including three members from VBP Group, Clara Fernandes, Swati Vyas and Preshita Desai - along with Archana Raju from Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, and Dipak Pinjari, Department of Chemical Engineering, has been selected amongst the top 20 teams across the country for participating in BEST ABLE 2012 Workshop to be held at Bangalore, India.

Congratulations!








DRUG DELIVERY INDIA 2012, HYDERABAD

The Institute of Life Sciences ( Hyderabad , India ) and MSD Pharmaceuticals ( India ) Pvt Ltd., the Indian affiliate of Merck and Co., Inc. (Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA) recently co-hosted a symposium titled: Drug Delivery India 2012 – Innovations in Pharmaceutical and Manufacturing Sciences in Hyderabad on February 24th and 25th 2012.  The symposium featured leading Indian scientists from academia, industry, government and the biotechnology sector, International scientists, including scientists from Merck and Co., Inc.  

VBP Group was graced by yet another Best Poster Award, won by Preshita Desai, representing her work in bioenhancement of curcumin using hot melt extrusion technology.Congratulations, once again! 









CRS-INDIAN LOCAL CHAPTER-2012

Poster Presentations at the recent Controlled Release Society (CRS) 2012 conference were conducted to provide idealistic, thoughtful and intense discussions and to enlighten bright new innovations in the field of Pharmaceutical products.
Students from across the country presented posters representing current research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

VBP group won 2 certificate prizes and Best Poster award for outstanding research in various exciting areas of nanosized formulation development.

Heartiest Congratulations to:

1. Ramchandra Patale and Preshita Desai - Best Poster Award for CRS 2012 for their outstanding work in developing a mathematical model to predict release of poorly water soluble drug from polysaccharide matrices.

2. Vivek Borhade and Harshad Shete - Certificate Prize for their outstanding work in developing clotrimazole nanoemulsion for malaria chemotherapy.

3. Ankita Pai and Megha Swami - Certificate Prize for their outstanding work in the area of engineering nanostructured lipid carriers.








INDO-US JOINT SYMPOSIUM 2011

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology at the Institute of Chemical Technology recently conducted a joint symposium featuring eminent scientists from across the United States and India. This symposium was based on the theme Nanomedicine and evidenced excellent interaction amongst academia and industry from both the countries, promoting thoughtful discussions on latest research in nanotherapy.

Poster sessions were arranged where many students from different parts of India came forth to present their research work in nanosized formulation development. 

Harshad Shete from VBP group won the Best Poster Award at the Indo-US joint symposium.

Congratulations!









63RD IPC, BENGALURU ORGANIZED BY IPCA

The Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Association  (IPCA), organized its latest annual conference in February 2012, representing innovations and development that have occurred in the Pharmaceutical sector during 2011 at Bengaluru, India.

Preshita Desai from VBP group won the Best Poster Award at IPC 2012. Congratulations!