Thursday, March 10, 2011



"Nanomaterials have brought new optimism in early detection of cancer," stated a molecular biologist Dr. (Mrs.) Neeta Sinnappah Kang, Head of Innovation, Betty Cowan Research and Innovation Center of the Christian Medical College, while addressing the veterinarians, who are on a visit to Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) to attend the training course on 'Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Applications in Veterinary Sciences' at the EMN Lab. Dr. Kang explained the benefits of the use of nanoparticles as drug delivery vectors for precision delivery of drug at the target site/cell, pertaining to cancerous cells. There are multimodality features of the new generation nanoparticles 'The Quadrugnostics' that serve various purposes on intravenous or aerosol application, and nanomaterials are promising to cancer diagnostics, sensitization and therapeutics, added she.

Dr. Gautum Kaul, a nanotechnologist from the Karnal based National Dairy Research Institute, presented his work on impact of titanium and europium nanoparticles on the viability and several other important parameters of buffalo sperms. He shared his insight on the development of lab-on-a-chip technique by using naturally occurring motor proteins. Voicing concern over nanotoxicity related to environmental release and consequence of human exposure, he urged the trainees to form team with scientists from kindred disciplines and develop research projects on the application of the nanomaterials in veterinary medicine.
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