MRSPTU research scholar won best research prize on malaria disease

MRSPTU research scholar won best research prize on malaria disease

KS Diwan/ Bathinda

Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU), Bathinda’s research scholar, Neha Bajwa of Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology has brought laurels to the University by winning best research award at 2nd International Conference of Pharmacy held at Lovely Professional University (LPU), Jalandhar recently.

The conference was recognized by ICP 2019, which was organized by LPU in collaboration with Indian Pharmacy Graduate Association on the theme “Pharmacy: Realigning the Focus on Health”. During the event, about 348 scientific abstracts from 15 different states were considered in the program.

Ph.D. research scholar Neha Bajwa, guided by Prof. Ashish Baldi, Registrar of the University and Head of the Department, Pharmaceutical Sciences & Technology has won best research award in oral presentation. She has presented her research work on “Development and Characterization of Arteether loaded Nanolipid Carrier System with Augmented Solubility and Bioavailability”.

MRSPTU research scholar won best research prize on malaria disease

It is further noteworthy to mention that recently Research Scholar Neha Bajwa has also been selected for the award of ICMR-SRF (Indian Council of Medical Research-Senior Research Fellow) fellowship for her research work to curb prevalent diseases like Malaria. The research work entitled “Intensifying solubility and bio-availability of Arteether through molecular encapsulation based oral drug delivery system” assigned by ICMR is being carried out under supervision of Registrar of the university and HOD, Pharmacy Prof. Ashish Baldi.

Giving details about her research, Neha Bajwa briefed that through this research various solubility and bio-availability enhancement techniques of arteether will be explored and further novel oral drug delivery systems will be formulated for the very first time which will be cost effective with enhanced therapeutic effect than available dosage form in market.

On her achievement Prof. (Dr.) Ashish Baldi, congratulated her on her spectacular achievement. He further added that at present malaria is endemic over 90 countries and India is one of the four countries in the world to have highest cases and deaths of malaria.

With emergence of wide spread chloroquinine resistance and worldwide scarcity of quines, a search of newer anti-malarial drug has become imperative. So, in this research project, artemisnin derivative Arteether will be studied for its anti-malarial activity and cost-effective novel oral drug delivery system will be developed for increased patient compliance.

MRSPTU, Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Dr.) Mohan Paul Sigh Ishar applauded her for bringing glory to department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, which  have managed to mark its presence both at national and international level  by providing advanced research in the field of pharmaceutical sciences in short span of time.    He further added that determination and hard work of students always pays in the area of science.


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