Department of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal

Organisation profile

Organisation profile

The Department offers a two year postgraduate course, M.Pharm Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The department has excellent infrastructure, state-of-art laboratories and competitive faculty specialized in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology. The focused research areas are (i) RNAi based gene silencing and therapy, (ii) Bioprocess development of microbial metabolites, (iii) Drug discovery: screening of drug candidates for various biological activities, (iv) Microbial nanoparticle production, development of nano-forumulations and drug delivery, (v) Drug-resistance mechanisms in microorganisms and, (vi) Protein, peptide based drugs and DNA vaccines. The department is successful in getting research grants funded by DBT, DST, ICMR, AICTE, VGST etc. Since the inception of the department in 2005, the research work carried out in the department are published in  reputed journals. The department also offers contract research facilities to Pharmaceutical Industries and Research students in carrying out cell based and microbial studies of their drug candidates.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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