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Dr. Asthana has more than 21 years of post-doctoral experience in the field of biomaterials, micro/nanotechnology, microfluidics device designing, fabrication and characterization, hot embossing, cleanroom operations, and paper-microfluidics. He has worked at Institutes and Universities of International fame such as the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Institute Curie, France; the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA; Chungnam National University, South Korea; and University of Queensland, Australia.
Dr. Asthana is a Fellow of the Telangana Academy of Science. He is the recipient of many fellowships including S.R.F. (C.S.I.R., India), Curie Fellowship (France), Brainpool Fellowship (KRF, South Korea), and Ramalingaswami Return Fellowship (DBT, India) . Dr. Asthana has many publications in journals of international repute and international conferences apart from 04 Indian and PCT patents.
His research interests include paper-based microfluidic devices and their applications in clinical diagnosis, 3D cell culture, drug screening, and other biomedical applications. His group is also working on the application of 3D bioprinting, biomaterials, micro/nanofabrication, digital microfluidics, a wide range of microfluidic applications such as nanoparticle generation, and generation of drug delivery vesicles apart from non-conventional ways of fabricating microfluidic devices.
Dr. Asthana has been instrumental in establishing PAHL BioNanoTherapeutics Pvt. Limited, a startup established with funding from BIRAC under Bio-Initiative Grant (BIG) at IKP Park, Hyderabad. Moreover, he is associated with many start-ups working on affordable diagnostic and medical device companies in India as a scientific advisor, such as FastSense Diagnostics (Pune, India) and Microfluidic Paper Medical Devices Pvt. Ltd (Hyderabad, India). He is also the chief scientific advisor for ChitoLytic Diagnostics, Canada.
Dr. Shantimoy is currently working as Assistant Professor in NIPER Hyderabad. Before moving to NIPER, he worked as a postdoc in University of Glasgow and in TU Darmstadt after completing his PhD from IIT Kharagpur. He published his research works in reputed scientific journals namely Nature Electronics, Lab on a Chip, ACS Sensors, Analyst, Applied Physics Letter, Physical Review Applied and others. Furthermore, findings from his doctoral research works received Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Awards in 2014 and 2017.
Till date, he has been actively engaged with different interdisciplinary projects which are primarily focused on developing point-of-care diagnostic solutions which were aimed to be served at the point-of-care settings for broader communities. His current research interests are broadly focused in two themes namely (I) affordable diagnostics and (II) Organ-on-chip by exploring different microfluidic tools.
Dr. Vivek Borse is currently working as DST INSPIRE FACULTY at NIPER Hyderabad. Before that, he was working as DST INSPIRE FACULTY at the Centre for Nanotechnology, IIT, Guwahati for almost 3 years. His research interest includes interdisciplinary fields like Medical Device Development technology, NanoBiotechnology, BioNanoSensors, NanoDiagnostics, Preformulation and Formulation Development, Drug Delivery, etc. His expertise includes synthesis of quantum dot semiconductor nanocrystals, nanoparticle characterization techniques, bioconjugation techniques, development of biosensors, point-of-care lateral flow immunoassays, development of portable fluorescence detection devices.
Dr. Borse is a Graduate in Pharmacy with Gold Medal and University First Rank from North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, Maharashtra. He has completed M. Tech. (Pharm.) from the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Mohali, Punjab. He has completed a Ph. D. from the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Dr. Borse has qualified for numerous competitive examinations such as GATE, GPAT, DBT-BET JRF, CSIR-UGC NET, NIPER-JEE, etc. He was invited as an innovator at “Innovations in Medical Science and Biotechnology" during the Festival of Innovations held on the lawns of Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), New Delhi. He worked on multiple research projects in the area of BioMedical Engineering and his Ph. D. Thesis titled "Nanodiagnostics for orthopedic implant-associated infection using quantum dots (nanocrystals)." The overall project objective was to develop medical devices for the diagnosis of different kinds of disorders/diseases. He has been recognized with the “Award for Excellence in Thesis Work” for outstanding research contributions in the Ph. D. The award was presented by the Hon. Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi in the 56th Convocation of IIT Bombay on 11th August 2018.
He has more than 25 international journal publications, 1 book, 5 book chapters, 3 patents, and 9 trademark registrations to his credit. Many reputed institutions, national and international agencies have appreciated his work through numerous awards and honorariums.