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Nanopharmaceuticals and Its Industrial Applications Program

Program Overview

As the need for the development of new medicines is pressing, and given the inherent nanoscale functions of the biological components of living cells, nanotechnology has been applied to diverse medical fields such as oncology and cardiovascular medicine. Indeed, nanotechnology is being used to refine discovery of biomarkers, molecular diagnostics, and drug discovery and drug delivery, which could be applicable to management of these patients.

This course gives an overview of nanotechnologies for drug delivery and therapy. It will cover the use of nanoparticles, liposomes and polymers as drug carriers and therapeutic agents and discuss novel nano-biological therapies, such as cell therapy and gene therapy.

The programme for the Nano-pharmaceuticals and its industrial applications includes:

  • Nanotechnologies for drug delivery and therapy
  • Drug nanoformulations
  • Nanoparticles, liposomes, polymers etc. as drug carriers
  • Approaches to nanoparticle targeting
  • Nanotechnology in biological therapies (vaccine delivery, cell and gene therapies)
  • Regulatory and ethical issues
  • In today’s world economy, a pharmaceutical industry faces enormous pressure to deliver high-quality products to patients while maintaining profitability. Therefore pharmaceutical companies are applying nanotechnology to enhance or supplement drug target discovery and drug formulation. Nanopharmaceutical reduces the cost of drug discovery, design & development and enhances the drug discovery process. This results in the improved Research & Development success rate which enables faster introduction of new, cost-effective products to the marketplace. For example, nanotechnology can be applied to current micro-array technologies, exponentially increasing the hit-rate for promising candidates/targets that can be screened. Inexpensive and higher-throughput DNA sequencers based on nanotechnology can reduce the time for both drug discovery and diagnostics.

    The program Nanopharmaceuticals & Its Industrial Applications explains all the latest procedures which take place at the nano-scale in the pharmaceutical industry

    Program Aim

    The program aims to give participants a thorough grasp of these amazing new applications of Nanotechnology in pharmaceutical industry. It equips the participant to explore further and discover the power of the nanoscale in the pharmaceutical industries. While the subject matter is covered in great depth, a lot of attention is paid to ensure that the participant understands the practical applications of the study material in the domain of Nanopharmceuticals.

    Program Features

    The program Nanopharmaceuticals & Its Industrial Applications is a unique initiative, not just in terms of its subject matter, but also in term of its delivery methodology. The program begins by explaining basic concepts of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical industry. It then examines various other topics such as drug delivery systems, pharmaceutical nanomaterials, nanomedicines, pharmaceutical nanosystems, nanobiomaterials, Nanobiostructures, laboratory procedures and the various uses of nanotechnology in the drug industries. In order to give a real-world dimension, the various characterization tools used to measure nano properties, fabrication mechanisms used to manufacture pharmaceutical nanomaterials and essential laboratory techniques used in are examined in detail.

    The study material (books, CDs), supported by unique course delivery methodology (e-learning, supported by latest modules of Learning Management Systems - LMS) has been designed, ensuring that the participant is trained and certified while continuing with existing duties. A number of highly qualified experienced professionals - tapping resources from Indian and overseas institutions of excellence form a rich faculty and knowledge resource for the program.

    Program Outcome

    As on today nanoscale procedures have become prerequisite to pharmaceutical industries. According to the market research portal Info shop, the market for nanopharmaceuticals has grown from $406 million in 2004 to $3 billion in 2009 and will be $16.6 billion in 2014. The increasing demands and applications of pharmaceutical nanotechnology result in securing positions in the pharmaceutical and other health care industries. This program will help graduates and post graduates to increase their knowledge in nanopharmaceuticals and they will be able to pursue careers in a diverse range of drug industries.

    Program Delivery Methodology

    Nanopharmaceuticals & Its Industrial Application Program -Distance Participation has a unique delivery methodology. The program delivery is through regular dispatch of training kit (study material), eLearning user id & password and Multimedia CD. The program support is provided through chat/e-mail / telephone / web portal.

    Participant’s Role

    Submission of complete application form and necessary program fee in the form of demand draft drawn in favors of "Nano Science and Technology Consortium" payable at Delhi/New Delhi to the organization

  • Self-study of course material
  • Participate on web portal activities on, receive internet based support
  • Submission of Mid Term Assignments, Final Online Exam, Final Article /Popular Paper to NSTC
  • Program Completion

  • NSTC’s Role

    Support Material and Confirmation Letter are dispatched to the participant. Dispatch is made within 10 days after receiving the application form and program fee.

  • Guidance & support
  • Evaluation of submissions
  • Award of statement of marks
  • Award of certificate
  • Fee Structure and Payment Norms

    The program fee should be sent along with duly completed application form. The fee should be paid through a Demand Draft/ at par cheque, issued in favor of Nano Science and Technology Consortium payable at Delhi/ New Delhi.

    Fee Details

    Indian Students

    International Students

    Program Fee*


    US$ 600 =00

    Registration fee


    US$ 50=00

    Total Fee


    US$ 650=00

    * Fee inclusive of Service Tax, which is subject to be changed

  • Aspirants who wish to apply for the Nanopharmaceuticals & Its Industrial Application Program can download the application form.
  • An applicant can apply at any time of the year and the registration will be provided in the forth current or ongoing batch.
  • Participant can register in more than one program at the same time.
  • Duly filled application form (enclosing a Bank Draft issued in favors of "Nano Science and Technology Consortium", payable at Delhi/ New Delhi) along with copies of certificates and mark sheets of 10+2 / Diploma / Degree or above level and a copy of passport size photograph can be send to:
  • Nano Science and Technology Consortium

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