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A Simple Process for Treatment of White Patches (Vitiligo)

The application of the extract material is primarily meant for vitiligo treatment, a skin disfiguring disease. The extract may also be useful for other diseases like alopecio and hair loss related disorder. It is an alcoholic extract of human placental tissue, screened for HIV and HBSAgn cleaned, chopped and then blended with alcohol for extraction. The extract is separated by centrifugation, tested for pigmentation using a novel test organism. The constituents are biologically active molecules but the preparation is made in such a way that it can be stored and transported at room temperature. The raw material is hospital waste and alcohol. The technology is comparatively simple with low cost equipments.

Area: Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India

Implementing institute: National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt. of India

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