About Authors:
Neeraj Kumar Lohani, 2Vachaspati Mishra, 3Divakar Joshi
Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Biomedical Education and Research, Mangalayatan University, Beswan, Aligarh-Uttar Pradesh, india,
MBPG College Haldwani Nainital Kumaun University Nainital Uttarakhand.

The interdisciplinary approach with nanotechnology and animal tissue culture technique is going to revolutionize biomedical science in the next fifty years. Nanotechnology along  with regulated animal tissue culture, makestissue engineering a realization  based on the creation of new tissues in vitro followed by surgical placement in the body or the stimulation of normal repair in situ using bio-artificial constructs or implants of living cells introduced in or near the area of damage at nano level.It makes use of artificially stimulated cell proliferation by using suitable nano-material based scaffolds and growth factors. Nanotechnology can be successfully used to create a tissue or organ that can take the place of one that is terminally diseased, such as an eye, ear, heart, or joint. Implantable prosthetic devices and nano scaffolds are used for growing of artificial organs. The key components of tissue engineering with nanotechnology include: cells, scaffolds, signals and bioreactors. Scaffolds are produced by electro-spinning technique.The scaffold acts as an interim synthetic extra cellular matrix (ECM) that cells interact with prior to forming a new tissue. 

Uttaranchal University invites Director, Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors

Uttaranchal University is established vide Uttaranchal University Act, 2012 (Uttarakhand Act No. 11 of 2013). Recognized by UGC under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956. Uttaranchal University is constituted with the merger of professional institutes of Sushila Devi Society, namely Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal Institute of Technology and Uttaranchal Institute of Management, offering Law, Technical and Management programs. Uttaranchal University is one of the leading educational hubs of India with innumerable students enrolled in different educational programs.

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Required for Executive Quality Assurance in Zoetis

Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience as Pfizer Animal Health, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostics products and genetics tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.

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Apply for opening in Faculty of Pharmacy at DIT University

Our infrastructure, facilities, teaching methodologies and academic rigor make sure that DIT retains a special place in the academic landscape of northern India and in the heart of those who live, study and teach here. DIT graduate are highly valued by employers for their communication, Leadership and problem-solving skills.In recognition with its exemplary performance, the State Government of Uttarakhand recently accorded DIT Dehradun the status of a University; which has further been recognized by the UGC.

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Work as Senior Landscape Coordinator in World Wildlife Fund-India

WWF-India, one of the largest conservation organisations, engaged in wildlife and nature conservation in the country, invites applications from candidates with an inherent sensitivity towards the conservation of nature for the post of Senior Landscape Coordinator for its Terai Arc Landscape Office in Uttarakhand.
This is a senior programme position and the incumbent shall primarily be responsible for ensuring the successful execution of existing projects, primarily the Return of The King project in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, besides managing the landscape portfolio within the state of Uttarakhand, supervising the team in TAL-Uttarakhand for project implementation with special reference to tiger conservation including tiger recovery in selected sites such as Rajaji, Lansdowne, Ramnagar and Nandhaur Valley

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About Authors:
Prof. (Dr.) N.V.Satheesh madhav, Rohit Singh Negi, *Vikash kumar
DIT-Faculty of Pharmacy,
Dehradun Institute of Technology,
Mussoorie Diversion Road,
Makkawala, P.O. Bhagwantpur,
Dehradun, Uttrakhand
*vikashmalik81@gmail.com, satheesh_madhav@yahoo.com

The aim of research work was to isolate novel biopolymer from the seeds of Tagetes erecta and to characterize its physicochemical properties along with the acute toxicity. The isolated polymer was subjected for screening its retard ability by using as a bio nano carrier for formulating Doxycycline (model drug) loaded floating films. Tagetes is a genus of 56 species of annual and perennial mostly herbaceous plants in the sunflower family. The genus is native to North and South America, but some species have become naturalized around the world. Tagetes species vary in size from 0.01 to 2.2m tall. They have pinnate green leaves blooms are naturally in golden, orange, yellow and white colors, often with maroon highlights. Tagetes grow well in almost any sort of soil. It contains essentials oils, fatty acids, carotenoids and lutein. Tagetes erecta has long been known for its medicinal use, especially for strengthening the heart, and for treating ailments like headaches, swellings and tooth aches.  Tagetes erecta seeds were soaked in water and then washed with chloroform and ethyl acetate. Obtained 100 gm of fine powder was soaked in 100ml boiled water for 24 hours. The mixture was filtered and methanol was added in double. The solution was refrigerated for 24 hours and then centrifuged. Precipitate was collected as biopolymer and was dried. The separated biopolymer was subjected for various physicochemical parameters like color, texture, particle size, solubility, colour changing point. Spectral analysis such as IRspectroscopy was done to check the polymeric nature of biopolymers. Drug–polymer interaction and skin irritancy studies are also done to check the polymer safety.

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M/s. Indian Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Limited (I.D.P.L.) is a Central Public Sector Undertaking wholly owned by the Govt. of India engaged in manufacture of pharmaceuticals. A Unit of I.D.P.L. situated at Rishikesh requires to engage trained and experienced professionals in following fields on a fixed term contract basis initially for a period of one year which can be extended further on performance basis.

Career Opportunity for Pharmacists ( 28 Posts) to work at SBI - Government job

State Bank of India invites on-line applications from Indian citizens for appointment in the Clerical Cadre posts of Pharmacists, Control Room Operators and Armourers. Candidates are requested to apply on-line between 08.11.2013 and 22.11.2013 through Bank's website statebankofindia.com or sbi.co.in as per the procedure given in HOW TO APPLY below. For applying online, the candidates should have a valid e-mail ID, which should be kept alive during the currency of the project.


Neehar Dixit, Arun Kumar, Prashant mathur, Preeti kothiyal
Department of clinical pharmacy
Division of Pharmaceutics
SGRRITS, Patel Nagar
Dehradun, 248001
Uttarakhand, India

Antimicrobial agents are among the most commonly prescribed drugs and account for 20% of the hospital pharmacy budget. The present study was designed to observe and compare the prophylactic use of antibiotics (amoxicillin+clavulanic acid vs ceftriaxone) in neurosurgery ward of a tertiary care hospital with assessment of resistance rate in neurosurgery to antimicrobials. Total no of 250 patients were included in the study, in this study inclusion of 232 patients  were receiving amoxicillin+clavulanic acid or Ceftriaxone for prophylaxis in neurosugery. The following parameters were included- reduction of fever, reduction of exudates, depression or disappearance of pathogenic bacteria, overall clinical improvement, complications and length of hospitalization stay. Test of significance of two real ratios was applied and the value of Z indicated (Z=36) which is highly significant hence two ratios are not equal. It implied that ceftriaxone was better than amoxicillin+clavulanic acid. Present study conclude that the resistance rate of penicillins is higher than ceftriaxone in neurosurgery ward. Data  also shows that ceftriaxone is the better choice of treatment and it reduces the hospitalization stay of patients and lead to less burden on patient.



About Authors:
Pathak Namita*, Kothiyal Preeti, Dr. Prashant Mathur
Department of Clinical Pharmacy,
Shri Guru Ram Rai Institute of Technology and Sciences,
Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, 248001

The prevalence of hypothyroidism is three times higher among women than men. The prevalence in an unselect­ed community population of young, middle aged and elderly individuals is about 1.4 percent and the estimated annual incidence rate is one to two per 1,000 women. Surveys of geriatric populations have yielded estimated prevalence rates for overt hypothyroidism of 0.2 percent to 3 percent. The presentation of symptoms in the elderly may be atypical or absent. The prevalence of subclinical hypothyroidism is estimated to be between 4.0–8.5% of the adult US population without known thyroid disease, and the prevalence increases with age. Up to 20% of women over the age of 60 are estimated to have subclinical hypothyroidism. Caucasians are more likely to have subclinical hypothyroidism than non-Caucasians. The risk is highest in those with type I diabetes mellitus, a family history of thyroid disease or head/neck cancers treated with external beam radiation. Other risk factors include previous radioactive iodine treatment or thyroid surgery. Interestingly, about 20% of patients on thyroid medications are both over re­placed and under replaced. Because of the high incidence of thyroid disease, The American Thyroid Association recommends measuring thyroid function on all adults beginning at age 35 years and every 5 years thereafter noting that more frequent screening may be appropriate in high risk groups. The treatment of subclinical hypothyroidism has been controversial but more recent data suggest there are increased risks of ischemic heart disease in untreated patients and that a more aggressive approach to treat­ ment would be appropriate.7 In contrast, subclinical hyperthyroidism has more well understood risks of atrial fibrillation and flutter and so should be more ag­gressively treated.