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Proposal Number: 4291

Domain: Advanced Materials

Theme(s): Materials for better health/health services
Materials for better health/health services (women)

Supporting Central Government Agency:

Budget (Rs. Lakhs): 399.80

Principal Investigator: Aravind Kumar Rengan

Principal Investigator Institute: Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad

Co-Investigators:
Rohit Srivastava ,Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Abhijit De ,Advanced Centre for Training Education and Research in Cancer (ACTREC), Tata Memorial Centre (TMC).

Domain: Advanced Materials

Project Title

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

Project Images

Image Caption:Affordable Cancer Theranostics

Web Abstract

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.