Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences

Delamination of Laminated Packaging Refuse


The invention relates to a process for recovery of useful constituents from multilayer laminated fragments arising as waste from industrial packaging manufacture. It relates more particularly to recovery of polyethylene plastic and aluminium foil from multilayered, laminated fragments containing these materials. According to the process disclosed, the delamination of the laminated constituents of the packaging waste fragments is carried out by keeping the fragments immersed in nitric acid of 50 - 70 % concentration at ambient temperature for 3 to 6 hour duration. The aluminium foils get fully separated from the plastics and the constituents remain in a submerged/floating condition. The delaminated constituents are removed from the nitric acid bath and allowed to pass through a series of baths for washing and separation of the materials. The fragments of separated aluminium foils and separated plastic are centrifuged to dryness and then allowed a sun bath for total drying. The separated fragments of aluminium foils can be used for producing aluminium ingots or sold as such. Similarly the separated fragments of plastic can be used for producing recycled plastic granules or sold as such. Click here for complete project presentation.
Status of Patent: Granted in India (IN 209755), Europe, Canada, and Israel. PCT Application No. PCT/IN2001/000218

Antibiotic Fixed Dose Combination


Fixed Dose Combination of two antibiotics: cefepime hydrochloride (a cephalosporin) and amikacin sulphate (an aminoglycoside) administered as a single product. The product is developed to overcome multi bacterial, complicated hospital acquired ICU infections particularly in deadly diseases like Nosocomial Pneumonia and Febrile Neutropenia.
Status of Patent: Granted in India, South Africa, and South Korea. Patent Pending in multiple other geographies

Nano-Technology Based Herbal Topical Formulations


The patent pertains to the field of topical herbal formulations based on nano technology having therapeutic properties. The subject matter relates to nano-emulsion based topical synergistic herbal formulations which are effective against acne and other skin disorders. More specifically, the present invention is concerned with the prophylactic and therapeutic topical treatment of skin disorders of all types of acne, eczema, psoriasis, aging, scaring and the like.
Status of Patent: Worldwide Patent Pending

Novel Controlled Release Tablet Of Poorly Soluble Drug


The subject matter relates to a novel attempt by the inventors to a controlled release dosage form for a range of poorly soluble drugs, especially, Carvedilol. The dosage form of the present invention uses a novel combination of solubilizer and a hydrophilic swellable polymer to create a better and efficient controlled release formulation for poorly soluble drugs.
Status of Patent: Indian Patent Pending

Pharmaceutical Nanoelastic Vesicular Systems


The present invention relates to non-ionic surfactant based nanoelastic vesicular systems comprising fluconazole or its pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, enantiomers, polymorphs or mixtures thereof, processes for preparing the same and methods of use and treatment.
Status of Patent: Indian Patent Pending

Tablets with Enhanced Dissolution Rate


The present technology provides tablets with enhanced dissolution rate of sparingly soluble drugs leading to increased bioavailability. Grains of solid dispersion of the drug in water soluble carrier are formed/cemented into tablets in a manner similar to that of cube sugar. Solid dispersions of drugs in carriers of poor compressibility can be easily formed into tablets of any suitable shape/size by known cube sugar technology. Resulting tablets are not only readily dispersible owing to capillary action but also ensure rapid dissolution of poorly soluble drug because of solid dispersion. Simultaneous exploitation of well-known approaches- solid dispersion, capillary action, optional surfactant and optional size reduction in the proposed technique results in steep enhancement of dissolution rate without compromising with content uniformity.
Status of Patent: Indian Patent Granted