IIT Kharagpur researchers develop 'painless microneedle' for drug and vaccine delivery






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IIT-Kharagpur has developed a 'painless microneedle', which is thinner than a human hair, for vaccine and drug delivery. Researchers with the Department of Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering have developed the micropump and microneedle, which are integral parts of transdermal drug delivery systems capable of administering large and viscous drug molecules in a painless way. Read more about the novel system in the below newsletter.



Director V.K. Tewari posted a Facebook update on the COVID-19 ration distributions this past weekend.

"IIT Kharagpur has started the 4th phase of COVID relief distribution this week. Supported by the alumni, this initiative will span over the last week of August and the first week of September to distribute essential items to the underprivileged community who have been affected by the pandemic. The Institute has been distributing relief materials to about 150-200 persons daily keeping in mind the issues related to community spread of #COVID19, social distancing, the safety of the security personnel managing the activity, and the relief recipients. Added to this is the monsoon which is at full blow at this time of the year. I am sharing the experience and views of our Registrar and Security Officer." (Read More in PDF)







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IIT Kharagpur Researchers Develop Painless Drug Delivery and Vaccination Device

Do invasive medications make you anxious because of the pain? You may not have to worry anymore--microneedles and micropump developed by IIT Kharagpur will enable your medications to be administered in a painless way.

Letter from Dean of Alumni Affairs, Prof Subrata Chattopadhyay

Dean of Alumni Affairs, Prof Subrata Chattopadhyay would like to share a short movie 'Deep Stambh' created for the 70th Foundation Day of IIT-Kharagpur.

IIT KGP's Gandhian Call

IIT Kharagpur's month-long celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary which ended August 28, 2020.

IIT Kharagpur and NB Institute of Rural Technology (NBIRT) to install micro solar domes in 10 states

The two mentioned institutes are installing 50,000 micro solar domes in rural areas in West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Assam, Odisha, Tripura, Manipur, Rajasthan and Bihar.

Join Ron Gupta, IITKGPF President, conduct the PanIIT Virtual Conference on FINTECH on September 10

The conference, 'The New FINTECH Norm: Post COVID-19,' will be held on September 10, 2020 at 09:00am PDT, featuring Vinay Nair, a serial entrepreneur and Ashish Chauhan, MD of Bombay Stock Exchange as speakers and Devin Banerjee, LinkedIn, as moderator.

11 Notable IIT Kharagpur Alumni Who Made it Big With Tech

IIT Kharagpur is a proud institution that has brought out pioneers in the field of technology. The esteemed institute has been the temple of innovations. In this article CiOL, looks at a few brilliant tech-enthusiasts from the IIT Kharagpur alumni list.

Why engineers must engage in music and arts

At IIT Kharagpur, the Academy of Classical and Folk Arts has been set up aligned with this aim in view.

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