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Association of Pharmacy Professionals (APP) Analytical Chemistry (AnalChem) Division and Andhra Pradesh State Branch organized 3rd Indo-Gulf Conference on “Recent Breakthroughs in Nanotechnology and Nanomedicine” on 5th August, 2017 at A. M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. During this international-level conference, Prof. K.R.S. Sambasiva Rao, Rector, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh acted as ‘Chief Guest‘; Dr. Rajiv Dahiya, Director, School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago acted as ‘Organizing Chairman‘ in absentia; Smt. Atluri Santhi, Secretary, A. M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh acted as ‘Chief Patron‘; Dr. A.M.S. Sudhakar Babu, Principal, A. M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet, Andhra Pradesh acted as ‘Convener‘; Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam, Surfactant Research Chair, Chemistry Department, College of Science, King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia acted as ‘Guest of Honor‘; Dr. Suresh V. Chennupati, President APP, Andhra Pradesh State Branch; Vice President, APP Ethiopian International Branch from Department of Pharmacy, College of Medical and Health Sciences, Wollega University, Ethiopia acted as ‘Co-convener‘; Dr. Sunita Dahiya, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR, USA acted as ‘Co-convener‘ in absentia and Dr. Gaurav Gupta, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jaipur National University, Jagatpura, Jaipur, Rajasthan as ‘Scientific Committee Chairman’.
Scientific session was initiated with keynote lecture of Dr. R. Jothi Ramalingam from King Saud University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, who addressed the gathering on ‘Nanoparticle Cultivation and Biogenic Silver Nanoparticle Characterization for Various Biotechnology Applications’. Dr. Jothi discussed that lot of research carried out in the field of drug delivery to human body by nanoparticle assisted drug delivery and main advantage of using nanoparticles for drug delivery is the specific delivery of drug in the targeted organ without affecting the non-targeted organs. He explained that coming year’s advancements in this field will led to an improved form of drug delivery as well as other prospects of medicine and pharmacy.
Scientific session was continued with lecture of Dr. Prabhakar Reddy Veerareddy, Principal, Department of Pharmacy, Palamuru University, Mahabubnagar, Telangana and President, APTI Telangana State Branch, on the topic ‘Applications and Implications of Nanotechnology‘. Dr. Prabhakar emphasized on the fact that that many bioactive natural products have poor water solubility and nanotechnology has the potential to give new breath of life to those bioactive natural products which were rejected due to their poor solubility. Further, he discussed that the nanocrystal technology enables formulations to be developed without the need of toxic surfactants. Scientific session was ended with lecture of Dr. Sailendra Kumar Mahanta, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, A.M. Reddy Memorial college of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet on the topic ‘Protein Nanoprticles for Breast Cancer Therapy‘. Dr. Mahanta told that research activity of developed protein nanopartcles of bovine alpha lactabumin and hen egg white lysozyme shows therapeutic activity against breast cancer cells such as MCF-7 and MDAMB-231.
Event was witnessed by all the faculty members of A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaropet and attended by 350 delegates. Further, e-posters were presented by more than 175 delegates all over the state. Scientific Sessions were chaired by Dr. J.N.S. Suresh Kumar, Principal, Narasaraopet Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Yellamanda, Narasaraopet; Dr. M. Prasad, Principal, MAM Pharmacy College, Narasaraopet and Dr. Prasad Rao, Principal, Siddhartha Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jonnalagadda, Andhra Pradesh. After their lectures, all the speakers were felicitated with ‘Certificates of Appreciation’. Further, Dr. A.M.S. Sudhakar Babu, principal of the hosting college was honored with APP life membership certificate together with two other faculties.
During the valedictory function, prizes for e-posters were distributed. Mr. K. Satish Kumar from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur bagged ‘1st prize’ on the topic ‘Polymeric Nanoparticles’. Mr M. Satish Babu from D.C.R.M. Pharmacy College, Inkollu on the topic ‘Nanodispersions: A Smart Drug Approach’ and Ms. Jonnala Harshita from A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet on the topic ‘Antimicrobial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles’ bagged ‘2nd prize’ and Ms. Anusha Nutakki from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, on the topic ‘Green Nanomedicine’ and Ms. Annapureddy Parvathi from A.M. Reddy Memorial College of Pharmacy, Narasaraopet, on the topic ‘Carbon Nanotubes for Gene and RNA Delivery, Applications in Nanomedicine’ bagged ‘3rd Prizes’. Programme ended with patriotic song by students of the hosting college.