Institute – Industry Innovation Cell

IIIC is a joint initiative of Vishnu Institute of Pharmaceutical Education (VIPER) & Research and Foundation for MSME Clusters (FMC).

Objectives

IIIC is envisaged to facilitate interaction, relation, association and collaboration between VIPER and Pharmaceutical industry.

  • To help and support industry to address R&D pertaining challenges related to a specific stage of the innovation value chain, in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences.
  • To undertake joint/ collaborative activities leading to human resource development, research and development, institutional capacity building, and entrepreneurship development.

Focused Research Areas

  • Standardization of raw materials and finished products as per respective / available guidelines
  • Efficacy studies by comparing with scientifically proven and already standardized substance
  • Stability studies as per available guidelines
  • Development of standardized formulations required by the industries

Infrastructures & Facilities

VIPER has excellent lab facilities with all modern instruments and spacious library acclaimed as one of the best in Hyderabad.

Laboratory Facilities

  • Pharmaceutical Analysis Laboratory
  • Pharmaceutical Technology Laboratory
  • Pharmacology / Biotechnology Laboratory
  • Animal House
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Laboratory
  • Central Instrumentation Lab
  • Machine Lab

R&D Projects undertaken

Projects completed

  • "Phytochemical screening study of Anti-Microbial, Anthelmintic, Analgesic and Anti-Inflammatory activities of different extracts of Poly herbal Formulation."
  • "Phytochemical screening and acute oral toxicity, studies and antioxidant studies on herbo mineral formulation Trushanaadiloha with cow ghee and honey as vehicle."

Ongoing projects

  • "Nano Drug delivery with Biosensors" In collaboration with Dr. Gayathri, SIRI life sciences, Bangalore.

Ayush Project

  • "Phytochemical screening Anti Diabetic, hypolipidemic activities of herbo mineral formulation named Trushanaadiloha."
  • "Phytochemical screening and acute oral toxicity studies of aqueous extract of polyherbal formulation."
  • "Phytochemical screening, analgesic and anti-inflamatory activities of aqueous extract of polyherbal formulation."

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)

  • MoU with Government Research Department (Ayurveda) Erragadda, Hyderabad on 15.09.2010

Inno mono Lab

With the continuous support and motivation offered by the management a student of VIPER Mr. K.M.Devraj (now alumni) carried out various research activities under the banner Inno Mono Lab. Especially his research activities on Chitosan were tremendously appreciated by research community.
Following are the research activities carried out under the banner name Inno Mono Lab at VIPER

Formulations

  • Application to tissue engineering: "A chitosan physical hydrogel as a decoy for cartilage tissue engineering"
  • Chitosan as a Delivery System for the Tran mucosal Administration of Drugs
  • Chitosan as an excipient in the prolonged release Theophylline Tablets
  • Wound healing and emergency swabs for hemorrhage control
  • Porous chitosan scaffolds for tissue engineering
  • In vitro and in vivo degradation of films of chitin and its deacetylated derivatives
  • Novel injectable neutral solutions of chitosan form biodegradable gels in situ
  • Chitosan and depolymerized chitosan oligomers as condensing carriers for in vivo plasmid delivery.
  • Potential of low molecular mass chitosan as a DNA delivery system: biocompatibility, body distribution and ability to complex and protect DNA
  • Chitosan as Co-diluent in Direct Compression of Tablets
  • Chitosan/siRNA Nanoparticle in Peritoneal Macrophages for Anti-inflammatory Treatment in a Murine Arthritis Model
  • Chitosan scaffolds for the regeneration of natural tissues like (bone, connective tissue)
  • Chitosan for the sealing of porous vascular prostheses
  • Chitosan neurotubes for the regeneration of nerves
  • Tumor Targeting Chitosan Nanoparticles for Dual-Modality Optical/MR Cancer Imaging
  • Chitosan Membrane in Combinations with Nanoparticles and Adriamycin as a Treatment to Inhibit Glioma Growth and Migration
  • Injectable chitosan hydrogels for localised cancer therapy
  • Chitosan-based Nanoparticles for cancer therapy; tumor specificity and enhanced therapeutic efficacy
    in tumor-bearing mice
  • Gemcitabine-loaded chitosan microspheres for lung cancer treatment
  • Chitosan microspheres for ophthalmic drug delivery system
  • Enhancing dissolution studied with the assistance of chitosan
  • Stereochemistry of chitin hydrolysis by a plant chitinase/lysozyme and X-ray structure of a complex with allosamidin : evidence for substrate assisted catalysis
  • The cheapest eye lenses
  • Chitosan "PAAN"

Production Area

  • Synthesis and studies on various chitosan derivatives like Water-soluble derivatives of chitosan at neutral pH, Quaternarized derivatives, Caboxyalkylation,4N- sulfonated derivatives of chitosan,5 N-trimethylene chloride chitosan, Chitosan Esters, Chitosan conjugates.
  • Chitosan in the manufacture of medical devices
  • Production of chitinase enzyme on bulk scale
  • Production of chitosan glucane
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