Patent Filing No.: 566/KOL/2013
1. BIRAC-SRISTI Gandhian Young Technological Innovation Award, 2015
2. DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Programme Award 2015
A medical contrast agent is a substance used to enhance the visibility of internal body structures for clinical diagnosis. It is commonly used to enhance the visibility of gastrointestinal tract to detect numerous disorders like hernia, inflammation, bleeding, blockages and cancer and so on. The present state of art includes swallowing contrast agent, followed by their imaging via X-rays. However, all current contrast agents are non biocompatible and are difficult to swallow. In this regard, we have developed biocompatible, non-toxic, contrast agent that facilitates accurate medical imaging.
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