Material Sciences

Title :

Affordable and cost effective cancer diagnosis/treatment using gold based biodegradable nanoparticles

Area of research :

Material Sciences, Medical Sciences

Focus area :

Materials for better health/health services, Materials for better health/health services (women)

Principal Investigator :

Aravind Kumar Rengan, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Hyderabad


Executive Summary :

Smart materials are recent advancements in cancer theranostics (i.e Diagnosis and Therapeutics). We in India, have developed an indigenous biodegradable nanosystem (3 patents filed) that could be used for low dose X-ray irradiation/ photothermal therapy with a suitable external light trigger (non-invasive). The same nanosystem could be deployed for diagnosis/tracking of cancer region as well. Our biodegradable nanosystem is capable of identifying solid tumors in the early stages and with the aid of external trigger, we could simultaneously treat the tumor. This novel technology could be used as non-invasive means to diagnose/treat cancer patients even in remote areas and low resource region.


Rohit Srivastava, Professor, Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, Abhijit De, Advanced Centre for Training Education and Research in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), Mumbai

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