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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

Biomedical nanotechnology

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam


Biomedical nanotechnology is a rapidly developing field, which includes a diverse collection of disciplines. The applications of nanotechnology are gaining overwhelming response in almost all the fields. Especially in healthcare sector, tremendous developments have been achieved. For example, cancer diagnosis and therapy, medical implants, tissue engineering etc. In the coming years, the developments in this field are expected to fluorish and lead to several life saving medical technologies and treatment methods. Thus, the main objective of this course is to impart knowledge on biomedical applications of nanotechnology.INTENDED AUDIENCE :UG/PG students of Biotechnology/ Nanotechnology.PRE-REQUISITES :Basic knowledge in biology.


Week 1: Introduction to nano, Nano-biomimicry, Synthesis of nanomaterials by physical and chemical methods, Synthesis of nanomaterials by biological methods, Characterisation of nanomaterials.
Week 2: DNA nanotechnology, Protein & glyco nanotechnology, Lipid nanotechnology, Bio-nanomachines, Carbon nanotube and its bio-applications.
Week 3: Nanomaterials for cancer diagnosis, Nanomaterials for cancer therapy, Nanotechnology in tissue engineering, Nano artificial cells, Nanotechnology in organ printing.
Week 4:Nanotechnology in point-of-care diagnostics, Nanopharmacology & drug targeting, Cellular uptake mechanisms of nanomaterials, In vitro methods to study antibacterial and anticancer properties of nanomaterials, Nanotoxicology.

Taught by

Prof. P. Gopinath


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