News & Research Highlights (Selective)


* Asiana Times : Nanofibrous sheet can increase the shelf life and quality of stored blood by 25% By Nisha Kumar 05 Dec 2022

* The Hindu : Increasing the shelf life of stored blood By The Hindu 03 Dec 2022


* Times of India : Bengaluru tech maskes masks foolproof By TNN 01 Dec 2020

* Bangalore Mirror Bureau : Face mask that can kill virus By Bangalore Mirror 01 Dec 2020

* BioSpectrum : inStem develops germicidal fabric technology for face masks By BioSpectrum 01 Dec 2020

* Indiabiosciences : From lab to market: The journey of an innovation By Susheela Srinivas  27 Nov 2020

* Business Standard : Van Heusen to increase number of innerwear outlets to 400 in 2-3 years By T. E. Narasimhan  29 Nov 2020

* Retail News : Van Heusen Partners with Govt body to manufacture masks and athleisure wear  By Smita Balram  27 Nov 2020

* The Economic Times : Van Heusen Partners with Govt body to manufacture masks and athleisure wear  By Smita Balram  27 Nov 2020

* The Federal : Scientists discover new face mask that can trap and destroy viruses  By Susheela Srinivas  25 Sept 2020

* QtPi : Conversation with Santosh Avvannavar from QtSTEM: Magical Mask - Masks to save lives from coronavirus  By Santosh Avvannavar  25 Sept 2020

* Vigyan Prasar :  India Science: Covid-19 news bulletin (English), video from 3:30 min  By Prachi Gupta  2 May 2020

* Vigyan Prasar :  India Science: Covid-19 news bulletin (Hindi), video from 2:30 min  By Shehanai Raza  2 May 2020

* Perfect Source: Scientists in Bengaluru have developed a textile coating that can stop the novel coronavirus  By News Desk  20 May 2020

* CNN News18: Bengaluru scientists create textile coating that can stop Coronavirus from binding to cloths  By News Desk  15 May 2020

* Mangalore Today: Bengaluru scientists create textile coating that can stop Coronavirus from binding to cloths By News Network,  15 May 2020

* The New Indian Express: Bengaluru researchers develop germicide that turns PPEs into virus killers By Pearl Maria D'Souza,  28 Apr 2020

* Pharmabiz: DBT-inStem develops novel germicidal-coated face mask prototype to fight viruses, talks on for commercialization By Nandita Vijay,  27 Apr 2020 

* Hindustan Times: Have developed compound that has potential to kill virus: Researchers By Snehal Fernandes 14 Apr 2020

* The Times of India: B'luru institutes get nod to develop tech solutions By TNN 15 Apr 2020

* Pharmabiz: BLiSc campus gets DBT approval for development of technology to fight COVID-19 pandemic By Pharmabiz Bureau 15 Apr 2020  

* The New Indian Express: Karnataka farmers may be first to test anti-pesticide gel By Pearl Maria D'Souza 4 Mar 2020


* The Hindu: inStem scientists' research prevents, treat colitis By R. Prasad12 Jan 2019

* Pomegranate-rich diet may improve IBD treatment 9 Jan 2019

* Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News: Gut microbiome-Pomegranate partnership reduces colitis 10 Jan 2019

* Science Chronicle: inStem scientists' research can prevent, treat colitis 12 Jan 2019

* Microbial metabolite from berries may help address bowel diseases 10 Jan 2019

* Microbial metabolite from berries may help address bowel diseases 10 Jan 2019

* ResearchStach: Microbial metabolite from berries may help address bowel diseases 11 Jan 2019

* MedIndia: Pomegranate diet can reduce inflammatory bowel diseases by Adeline Dorcas 10 Jan 2019

* Gastroenterology News: Bangalore scientists find cure of inflammatory bowel disease in pomegranate metabolite 11 Jan 2019

* Normal intestinal microbiome enhances intestinal barrier  11 Jan 2019

* Times of India: Pomegranate can ease inflammation of digestive tract, study finds by Pushpa Narayan 11 Jan 2019

* HealthIssuesIndia: Eat berries says Indian research team by Nicholas Parry 29 Jan 2019


* Rajya Sabha TV: Anti-pesticide cream, Science Monitor, English by Aishwarya Kapoor 24 Nov 2018

* Rajya Sabha TV: Anti-pesticide cream, Gyan Vigyan Hindi by Smruti Rastogi 24 Nov 2018

* Deccan Herald: Protective ointment for pesticide handlers on display by Deshan Devaiah 16 Nov 2018

* Science: Mutant cells in the esophagus, and protecting farmers from dangerous pesticide exposure by Meagan Cantwell (Podcast with Praveen Vemula, from 12.30 mins) 18 Oct 2018 

* Quartz India: Toxic pesticides are killing Indian farmers. A new gel may be able to save them by Edd Gent 26 Nov 2018

* inStem develops novel topical gel for skin to prevent pesticide-induced toxicity and lethality for farming community by Nandita Vijay 22 Nov 2018

* Gel to shield Indian farmers from pesticide overuse by Edd Gent 11 Nov 2018

* Chemical & Engineering News (c&en): A topical gel might protect against pesticide damage to humans by Megha Satyanarayana 28 Oct 2018

* The Better India: Bengaluru scientists develop unique gel to protect farmers from pesticide toxicity 22 Oct 2018

* Nature Asia: Skin cream to shield farmers from pesticides by Manupriya 30 Oct 2018

* DownToEarth: This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides 22 Oct 2018

* Science Daily: A topical gel to protect farmers from lethal effects of pesticides  22 Oct 2018

* The Hindu Businessline: This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides 19 Oct 2018

* Hindustan Times: Indian researchers develop skin gel that will protect farmers from pesticides  by Snehal Fernandes, 19 Oct 2018

* Bengaluru: Researchers develop gel for farmers that shields skin from pesticides 19 Oct 2018

* Techexplorist: Indian scientists develop gel to protect farmers from toxic pesticides 19 Oct 2018

* This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides 19 Oct 2018

* General Science TIMES: This gel can protect farmers from toxic pesticides 19 Oct 2018

* Biotech Times: Scientists develop skin gel which can protect farmers toxic pesticides 19 Oct 2018

* Science Chronicle: inStem's skin gel may protect from toxic pesticides 20 Oct 2018

* The Hindu: New skin gel offers protection from some pesticides 20 Oct 2018

* The Wire: Scientists develop gel that could protect farmers toxic pesticides 20 Oct 2018

* Pressreader: Skin gel to inhibit pesticide absorption 19 Oct 2018


* An interview with Praveen : Chronicle Pharmabiz: A special Supplement of R&D in India India can contribute enormously to global R&D 21st Sep 2017
* Research Matters - Gubbi Labs: Scientists uncover the genetics behind
neurogensis in planaria Podcast 
* Chronicle
Pharmabiz : inStem develops insights into regenerative medicine studying flatworm membrane composition 7th Sept 2017, scanned copy 
Biostandups : New mode of miRNA delivery in flat-worm sheds light on brain organization  29th Aug 2017
* inStem,
Bangalore : Innovative technology to deliver nucleic acids into flatworms provides novel insight into role of microRNA in brain organization 25th Aug 2017
BangaloreMirror :
 Head transplant in 2017? scanned copy 


* : inStem designs & tests a new transdermal drug delivery system to treat chronic inflammation 16th Dec 2016
* Research Matters - Gubbi Labs: Understanding and controlling chronic inflammation using a novel laboratory model
* Indian Science
Journal : Indian scientists design treatment model for chronic inflammation 15th Dec 2016 : InStem finds how to turn off chronic inflammatory diseases 15th Dec 2016
* The Times of
India : Researchers from inStem study sterile inflammation, come up with drug delivery system using biomaterials  14th Dec 2016
Bangalore : Treachery in the Immune army by Anusha Krishnan, 14th Dec 2016
IndiaBioscience : Biomaterials research in India: from tissue regeneration to drug targeting technology by Anjali Vaidya, 26thMay



* The Time of  India : It's time for brain gain, says Indian scientists in US Oct 15, 2015

* Nature India : Hydrogel for slow release of IBD drugs 18th Aug 2015 
* : inStem in a global joint research develops inflamed tissue-targeting hydrogel to treat Crohn's disease  17th Aug 2015 
* Times of India -
Chennai : Indian, US researchers discover targeted drug delivery for ulcers 15th Aug 2015 
* Times of India -
Kolkata : Indian, US researchers discover targeted drug delivery for ulcers 15th Aug 2015
* Times of India -
Bangalore : Drug targets rogue tissue, spares rest 14th Aug 2015
* inStem,
Bangalore : Allaying the inflamed: A low-cost, safe, controlled drug delivery system for inflammatory bowl
diseases and ulcers Mohit Kumar Jolly, 13th Aug 2015 



* inStem,  Bangalore : Localized drug delivery enhances transplant survival Richa Malhotra, 13th Aug 2015

* Nature Reviews Drug Discovery : Hydrogel safely delivers immunosuppressant Nat. Rev. Drug. Discovery 201413, 726 (19th Sept 2014) 
* The Economic
Times : Molecular Magic 13th Sep 2014
* Nature
India : Hydrogel to fight graft rejection 19th Aug 2014  
* The Hindu - Karnataka: New drug transforms transplant surgery  18th Aug 2014  scanned copy
* The Hindu -
National : Way to block immune rejection after transplant surgery  14th Aug 2014  scanned copy
* Deccan
Herald : New way to deliver drugs in graft surgery 15th Aug 2014, scanned copy 
* : inStem develops novel drug delivery device to avert graft rejection in organ transplant  16th Aug 2014, pdf 
* Healthcanal - health
news : Stimuli-responsive drug delivery system prevents transplant rejection, reduces toxicity, and lasts for months 16th Aug 2014
* Harvard
News : Easing transplant rejection  15th Aug 2014, Marjorie
FierceDrugDelivery : Hydrogel enables longer graft survival in hand, leg transplant patients 20th Aug 2014
News : Stimuli-responsive drug delivery system prevents transplant rejection, reduces toxicity, and lasts for months, 13th Aug 2014
Meddiviceonline : Smart hydrogel prevents graft rejection, 19th Aug 2014
* Harvard Stem Cell Institute
News :
 Bioengineering a better quality of life for recipients of hand transplants, 19th Aug 2014



* The Straits  Times : India's scientists return as opportunities beckons  2nd Sept 2013


* CNN–Health: Relief for nickel allergy on the nano level
* Science Daily: Nanoparticles offer new hope for common skin allergy
* Los Angeles Times: Wash-off cream could prevent nickel allergy, study suggests
* Cosmetics design: Calcium-containing nanoparticles could tackle common skin allergy
* Nanowerk: Nanoparticles offer new hope for common skin allergy
* NewsMedical: Nanoparticles can prevent nickel-induced dermatitis
* The Times of India: Injectable gels to treat arthritis
* ScienceDaily: Injectable gel could spell relief for arthritis sufferers

Aalatimes: Injectable gel could spell relief for arthritis sufferers

* Discovery News: New material turns into oil from liquid to solid* New material turns oil from liquid to solid
* Nature Chemistry: Molecular gelators: Solid oil recovery
* Chemical & Engineering News: Sugar derivative solidifies oil
* TCE Today: Scooping spilled oil
* Energy Daily: CCNY Team develops non-toxic oil recovery agent
* ScienceDaily: Team develops non-toxic oil recovery agent
* Xconomy: MIT’s $100K Business Plan Prize, $200K Energy Prize Up for Grabs on Wednesday; A Look at the Finalists’.
* Biorefinery concept shows a way out of a world dominated by petrochemicals



Xconomy: The Kauffman Foundation: Bridging Entrepreneurship Up to Date in Kansas City
* Business Week: The Next Hot Entrepreneurs: Science PhDs
* Health Science and Technology News: Published on Aug, 2009
* Brigham and Women’s Hospital News: in Awards and Honors Aug 2009.
* Science: In Science Careers - Taken for Granted: Doing Something About Postdoc Mess
* Harvard Science News: Published on Aug 2009
* Entrepreneurial Fellows
* Fellowship will nurture scientist-founders



The New York Times: In Technology Innovation - Harnessing Biology, and Avoiding Oil, for Chemical Goods
* Nanotechnology News: Self-assembling nano-fiber gel delivers clinically approved drugs
* Nature Nanotechnology @ News: Silver nanoparticles: Protective paints
* Chemical & Engineering News: Drying paint delivers a silver bullet
* Biomaterials Today: Nanoparticles help paint resist germs
* Materials Today: Nanoparticles help paint resist germs
* Scientific American: A silver coating in the fight against microbes
* MRS web news: Silver-nanoparticle-embedded antimicrobial paints based on vegetable oil
* Self-assembling nano-fiber gel delivers clinically approved drugs
* News feature of CCNY and Rice University: Low-cost, 'green' way to make antimicrobial paints
* AOCS web news: Antimicrobial vegetable oil-based paints
* United Press International (UPI): Nano-based antimicrobial paint is created



Nature: Design and development of soft nanomaterials from biobased amphiphiles
* Decade of Science-CUNY MATTERS:  Special feature



Chemical & Engineering News: By Linda Wang
* Newsweek Magazine: Smart Gel-O
* Materials 360: Highlighted in NANOWERK.COM - as IMAGE IN FOCUS, and World Gold Council
* RSC Journal Soft Matter: Best cover page of the year
* Top Ten Articles: Soft Matter (most downloaded article, No: 1) December 2006, Oct-Nov
* Chemical Science: RSC -Making the most of apricot and cashew nut leftovers
* Chemistry World: Royal Society of Chemistry
* NYSTAR news: Biomass Initiative Newsletter - Scientist in the news
* Top Ten articles in Chemical Communications: May 2006
* Green Chemistry Network: Research on developing gelators from
renewable resource
* HEART CUT: Am Chem Soc - Use a food crop by-product and enzymatic reactions to produce a hydrophobic drug
* Green Chemistry: RSC - Recent literature in green chemistry
* Nanomaterials from apricots and cashew nut could replace petrochemicals
* NYSTAR nanotech briefing paper:
* Materials Today: Protein helps sugar get its gel
* National Science Foundation: New organic gel nanomaterials
preparation from sugars for food
* In-Pharma Sugar-olive oil break free from the kitchen