Dr.P.S.RAJINIKANTH

Designation/Title : Lecturer IV
Department: Pharmaceutical Technology
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Education and Training

PhD Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, INIDA 2007
M.Pharm Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, INIDA 2002
B.Pharm Dr.MGR Medical University, Chennai, INDIA 1999

 

Research interests:

  • Nanoparticle & Solid lipid nanoparticle based targeted delivery systems .
  • Self nanoemusifying drug delivery systems to improve solubility and bioavailability of drugs.
  • Floating & Site Specific delivery systems for eradication H.Pylori infection.
  • Micro emulsion & Nano emulsion to improve the skin permeation.

 

Research Projects/Grants:

  • Development & Characterization of Polymeric Nanoparticle for Controlled release of 5-fluorouracil in Cancer treatment. IMU Joint-Committee of Research and the Ethics Committee (IMU-JC),2010 -2012- Principal investigator.
  • Development and characterization of itraconozole encapsulated solid lipid nanoparticles as nano-carrier to delivery across the blood-brain barrier for brain targeted delivery. IMU Joint-Committee of Research and the Ethics Committee (IMU-JC),2011-2013- Principal investigator.
  • Systemic delivery of siRNA-based therapeutics using functionalized single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) 2011- 2014, MOSTI Nanotechnology Fund, Malaysia (Co- Investigator).

 

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(Last 5 years – 2008-2012)

  • Mr.Lim Wei Meng –Msc (2011-present)- Co-investigator. Development and characterization of itraconozole encapsulated solid lipid nanoparticles as nano-carrier to delivery across the blood-brain barrier for brain targeted delivery

 

Professional affiliations:

  • Life member in Indian Pharmacy Graduates Association (IPGA), India.
  • Life member in TN pharmacy graduation association, Chennai, India.
  • Life Member -Registered Pharmacist-, Tamil Nadu Pharmacy Council, Chennai, India

 

Academic Awards:

  • Awarded Junior Research Fellowship during post-graduation (JRF) from July 2000 to Feb 2002 by University Grants Commission, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. Of India
  • Awarding Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from Feb 2003 to April, 2007 by University Grants Commission, Ministry of Human Resources Development, Govt. Of India

 

Recent publications
(last 5 years – 2008 -2012)

Journal

  • P.S.Rajinikanth, Neo Woei Keat, Sanjay Garg, Self-nanoemulsifying Drug Delivery Systems of
    Valsartan: Preparation and In-Vitro Characterization. International J. Drug Delivery (2012) IF: 1.02 (in-press)
  • 2. P.S.Rajinikanth, J. Balasubramaniam, M.Thilek kumar and Y.V. Rajesh, Spray Drying as an Approach for Enhancement of Dissolution and Bioavailability of Raloxifene Hydrochloride. International J. Drug Delivery (2012) IF : 1.02 (in-press)
  • P.S.Rajinikanth and B.Mishra, Stomach-site specific drug delivery system of clarithromycin for eradication of Helicobacter pylori”. Chem .Pharm .Bull, 57(10) 1068—1075 (2009). (IF: 1.7, Q2 ,H-index: 53)
  • P.S.Rajinikanth and B.Mishra, Floating in situ gelling system for stomach site-specific delivery of clarithromycin to eradicate H. Pylori., Journal of Control Release, 4(1), 33-41 (2008). (IF: 7.16, Q1 ,H-index: 128)
  • P.S.Rajinikanth, and B.Mishra, Development and in vitro evaluation of floating in situ gelling system of acethydroxamic acid for clearance of H.pylori. Drug. Dev. Ind. Pharm,34, 577-584(2008). (IF: 1.4, Q2 ,H-index: 47)
  • P.S.Rajinikanth, and B.Mishra, Development and evaluation of floating–mucoadhesive microspheres of clarithromycin for eradication of H.pylori. Chem. Pharm. Bull , 52(12),45-53, (2008). (IF: 1.7, Q2 ,H-index: 53).
  • P.S.Rajinikanth and B.Mishra, Preparation and In Vitro Characterization of Gellan based Floating Beads of Acetohydroxamic Acid for Eradication of H.pylori. ,Acta Pharmaceutica, ,57 (1), 413–427(2008). (IF: 1.32, Q2 H-index: 22).
  • P.S.Rajinikanth, J.Balasubramaniam and B.Mishra, Immediate Release Tablets of Valsartan and Efavirenz: Role of Concentration of Superdisintegrants. , ARS Pharmaceutica, 49(3), 229-243 (2008)( Q3 H-index: 9).

 

 

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