Coordinator: Dr. Reema Mani
Coordinator: Shri V. D. Lale
Coordinator: Shri Mahesh Bamne
Coordinator: Prof. Jyotsna Vijapurkar
Dr. Ranu Dutta
No two patients have the same response to a particular drug molecule. It is therefore very challenging to determine which drug or combination of drugs should be given to a particular patient. Although some progress has been made in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, patients do not respond to current therapies. This inherent variability along with intrinsic differences in pharmacology is the underlying factor that affects the inability to predict how an individual patient would respond to a particular therapy. The inadequate trial and error system underscores an urgent need for validated biomarkers that establish diagnosis, enable drug selection, and reliably predict response to a specific treatment. The goal of Nanoera is to create an interface between existing modalities of treatment and personalized healthcare facilities in the country and the whole world. The whole idea is to treat the patient and not only the disease. It is dedicated to the design and fabrication of technologies to provide better and cheaper healthcare in the most natural ways. For instance Parkinson disease is neuro-degenerative movement disorder which progress slowly with time and affects a person’s day to day activities. There are some treatments available, which can slow down the progression of the disease. However long-term use of medications result in involuntary movements, and gradually makes the patient dependant on it. In such cases Personalized healthcare techniques combined with behavioural cognitive Therapy and Neurologic Music Therapy are also challenging.
Dr Ranu Dutta is a Nanomaterial and Biomedical scientist from the University of Allahabad and is currently the Managing Director of her start up Nanoera Medicare Pvt. Ltd and Healthcare Research Centre: The first Personalized Healthcare research centre. Her work includes synthesis of nanomaterials using various methods, functionalization/capping of nanomaterials with capping agents and surfactants, X Ray Diffraction, electron microscopy Transmission Electron and Scanning Electron microscopy, Micro Raman Spectroscopy, Photoluminescence spectrometer (PL),absorption (UV-Vis spectrophotometer, and Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). She was the recipient of the young scientist award by the Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt of India in the year 2012 for life sciences. She has many publications in peer-reviewed international journals and patents to her credit. She is a member of National Advisory Board, and of editorial boards of several journals. She is also a Visharad in Indian classical music, and is a writer, author and artist.