Book of research works on drug delivery released

Book of research works on drug delivery released

MAHE Vice Chancellor Dr H Vinod Bhat (2nd from left) releases a book on drug delivery.

The 144th publication of the Manipal Universal Press - ‘Affordable and Effective Drug Delivery’ - was released at the Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences on Friday.

The book has been edited by Dr N Udupa, research director, Health Sciences, MAHE.

The book is a compilation of the research works guided by Dr N Udupa in the area of drug delivery. Over four decades, Dr Udupa has shared his proficiency and expertise to build, strengthen and widen the knowledge and information about the development and delivery of various therapeutic dosage forms. More than 500 publications, with over 5,000 citations, about 8 patents, about half a dozen books and research guidance of over 100 research scholars stand as testimony of his outstanding contribution to the field of pharma education and research.

Dr Manthan Janodia, professor and head, Department of Pharmacy Management, MCOPS, MAHE, gave and overview of Dr Udupa’s research work over the years.

Dr H Vinod Bhat, MAHE Vice Chancellor, who released the book, described Dr Udupa as an excellent researcher, and lauded the team spirit and leadership qualities in him, which have been evident in every project Dr Udupa is involved in.

Dr Bhat said, “The tenacity with which Dr Udupa works to attain the goals of any project he leads is praiseworthy and exemplary. The book will not only inspire young researchers but also be a guiding force in the academia and industry.”

Dr Udupa, who narrated his journey as a researcher from the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to MAHE, expressed his unrelenting dedication to research as a fulfilling experience.