Life Sciences & Biotechnology

Title :

Advanced nanotracers for product life cycle assessment and product monitoring

Area of research :

Earth, Atmosphere & Environment Sciences, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Chemical Sciences

Focus area :

Environment Healthcare Methodology for implementation

Principal Investigator :

Prof. Superb Misra, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Gandhinagar


Executive Summary :

Isotopically labelled nanoparticle (iNPs) will be used as tracers for product assessment and life-cycle analysis. This project looks at a) Testing of the tracers as biomedical and environmental tracers, and b) Commercializing the technology. Traceable nanoparticles are a state-of the art in nanotechnology domain and we propose to take the synthesized traceable nanoparticles with enhanced detection ability to the market. Failure of bio implants has become a major health concern among the aging population. Currently, there is no viable and safe method to predict the failure of the implants. Embedding iNPs will allow monitoring the health of these implants and allow remedial measures prior to implant failure. Once a nano embedded product is released into the environment, there is no viable method to trace the nanoparticles and distinguish them from the environmental background concentration. Our product will allow testing the environmental impact and occupational exposure of nanomaterials; facilitating remedial measures.


Prof. Alok Dhawan, Director, Indian Institute of Toxicological Research (IITR), Lucknow, Prof. Rishi Shanker, Associate Dean, Institute of Life Sciences, Ahmedabad, Dr. Balasubramanian C, Scientist E, Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar

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Organizations involved