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NIPER designs nebulizer-based inhalation therapy to fight COVID

The National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), Hyderabad, is working with regulatory authorities to get approval for a nebulizer-based inhalation therapy it has designed for use in COVID patients.

The inhalation therapy for combating COVID-19 is very effective. “We are working with regulatory authorities to get clearance. We have done some clinical studies and hopefully, we will be getting a nod for conducting phase I human trials,” NIPER Hyderabad director Shashi Bala Singh said on Wednesday.

Addressing a virtual conference ‘Pharm-Exe’ organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) with IMT Hyderabad, Ms. Singh mentioned the therapy as well as the re-purposing of two drugs, another project of NIPER, in the context of the need for enhanced industry-academia collaboration.

A release from CII said Ms. Singh said that 30% of the research in India is being conducted as part of industry-academia collaboration whereas globally it is close to

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CRB USA Designs New Research and Gene Therapy Center for Amicus Therapeutics

Glass doors and floor-to-ceiling windows stream natural light into the new Amicus Center, creating a positive energy in the space. Photography courtesy of CRB USA. 

In addition to the classic “Philly” moniker and being known as the city of brotherly love, “Cellicon Valley” is emerging as a popular nickname for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with many new genetic research firms establishing labs within the metropolis. Amicus Therapeutics, a biotechnology company that specializes in researching medications for rare metabolic diseases, recently opened their Global Research and Gene Therapy Center of Excellence in West Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. Located near distinguished universities and hospitals, Amicus recruited CRB USA, an architecture, engineering, and construction firm dedicated to creating advanced science and technology facilities, to design a state-of-the-art office and laboratory. 

Informal quiet zones are set up throughout the office to facilitate collaboration. Photography courtesy of CRB USA. 

Encompassing a total of 75,000 square feet,

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