Gurugram, May 18, 2021:School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Apeejay Stya University, organised the 2nd National Seminar on ‘Nanomedicine and Medical Devices in Healthcare’ via online mode on 17th and 18th May 2021. Opening the seminar, Dr. Anupama Diwan, Dean at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, urged all budding pharmacists to contribute to the well-being of society. The keynote address was delivered by Prof. R.S. Dhankar, Vice-Chancellor, Apeejay Stya University. He said the secret of living well and longer is: eat half, walk double and laugh triple. Distinguished speakers were invited who are the stalwarts in their domain.

Prof. Alok R. Ray, former Professor and Head of Biomedical Engineering, IIT Delhi and AIIMS, New Delhi gave a presentation on ‘Development of Affordable Medical Devices’. In the second session, Prof. Bansi D Malhotra, Prof & Head, Department of Biotechnology, Delhi gave a presentation on ‘Nanostructured Metal Oxides based Biosensors for Cancer Detection’. In the third session, Dr. Dhiraj Chopra, Vice President - R&D, Amneal Pharmaceuticals talked about ‘Biodegradable Polymer-based Particulate Drug Delivery System: A Case Study’.

On the second day, Dr. Amulya K. Panda, Director, National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi gave a presentation on ‘Challenges with Development and Delivery of Vaccines’. In the following session, Prof. Arvind K. Bansal, Head – Dept. of Pharmaceutics, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Punjab, gave a presentation on ‘Behavior of Powder during Compression of Tablet’.

Overall, the event was a huge success. The seminar attracted participants from India as well as other countries such as Nigeria, UAE, and Saudi Arabia, among others. The students presented their research in the form of oral/scientific posters and winners were awarded cash prizes. The moderator and jury members for oral and poster presentations were Prof. Roop K. Khar, Dr. Indira Raheja, Dr. D.K. Majumdar, Dr. Babita Kumar, and Dr. Gaurav Jain.