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Ranked 151 for Overall by NIRF 2020
Ranked 39 for Pharmacy by NIRF 2020
Ranked 76 for MBA by NIRF 2020
Ranked 112 for B.Tech by NIRF 2020
Ranked 89 for MBA by Indiatoday 2019
Shoolini University, Solan

Shoolini University, Solan

Solan, Himachal Pradesh UGC Estd 2009 Private University NAAC Grade B++ Ranked 151 for Overall by NIRF 2020+4 more

Researchers at Shoolini University designs ‘smart cancer nanogel' for detecting colon cancer

Satyam Purwar Satyam Purwar
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Cancer is one of the most complex diseases and one of the main reasons for the loss of human life around the world. As per the latest reports of World Health Organisation, the global cancer death rate is likely to increase from 45 percent to 70 percent by 2030. Though there are many hypotheses, the exact cause of cancer still remains a mystery while doctors and researchers around the world continue to make endless efforts to find its cure and to improve the present methods and existing treatments. 

Several researchers of Shoolini University are involved in independent and collaborative projects relating to cancer. One such research project, undertaken by the scholars of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences is related to Colon Cancer. The project is the most common cancers in both men and women around the world. As per the 2018 statistics of World Cancer Research Fund, colorectal cancer i.e. cancer of the colon or rectum is the third most common cancer worldwide with over 1.8 million new cases in 2018. 

Most of the anti-cancer drugs being given are toxic, a high dose beyond a particular level is not possible. As a result, treatment of the patient gets slowed down. Further, indiscriminate distribution of drugs in the body because of non-targeted drug delivery in chemotherapy is yet another limitation of existing treatments for the disease. Dosage reduction, targeted delivery, and smart drug delivery systems are some of the major approaches being studied by the research scholars to overcome these limitations. Smart drug delivery systems are systems such as gels which change the drug release profile depending upon surrounding biological conditions and can thus be called ‘smart’.

Dr. Poonam Negi, who is heading the research said, "There exist a plethora of anticancer drug-delivery systems that have taken advantage of the slight difference of pH existing between healthy tissues (pH∼7.4) and that of solid tumors (pH 6–7). However, limitations exist with regard to their stability, consistency of release and other issues, which restrict their commercial application.” 

Recognizing the fact that there is a difference in pH of normal cells and that of tumors, researchers from the Pharmacy department at Shoolini University have designed a ‘smart gel’ which is pH-responsive and is designed for topical/oral and intramuscular or surgical insertion at the site. Dr. Negi explained, “It releases anti-cancer drug, as per tumor growth and associated pH change. Thus, the tumor gets a ‘sustained release’ of drug in case it grows, otherwise, the drug is not released, if there is no tumor growth and hence no pH change is there.”

She added that although, a number of patents and publications are disclosed in the prior findings relating to smart nanogels for delivery of anticancer drugs, none discloses the specific gel of the present invention, which is unique in terms of sensitivity and the process involved.

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