Currently, the E-YUVA Centre (EYC) located at the Dept. of Biotechnology, UAS, Dharwad supports one Post-Doctoral and Two Post master's Fellows who are actively involved in converting their own individual ideas into an innovative product and are focused on being successful entrepreneurs. Supported by BIRAC, they are getting fellowship and innovation grants for their works.
"Enhanced Production of Lutein in Marigold Flower and its Extraction by Organic Solvent-free Method"
- Dr. Chidanand A Rabinal, Post Doctoral Fellow
The idea is to develop a new methodology to increase the total lutein content in marigold flowers by using a new biostimulant formulation which increases the flower size and triggers the carotenoids biosynthesis
pathway in an environmentally friendly manner and isolation of produced lutein from marigold flower by a solvent-free extraction method (microemulsion technique) and its encapsulation into gel beads to
increase its stability.
"Development of Sutures with Natural Polymer Incorporated with Plant-based Bioactive Ingredients for Enhanced Wound Healing"
- Neeta P Gai, Post Master's Fellow
An interdisciplinary approach that tries to address the high risk of serious infections at the operated sites and post-operation infection-related complications. The idea is intends to explore the possibilities of the plant-based bioactive components by incorporating them into electrospun micro fibers using natural biodegradable polymers in its modified form for the development of suture applications and eliminate or decrease the use of external drug application or ingestion, and thus reduce further complications in wound management.
"Development of Liposome Encapsulate Biopesticide Formulation and its Evealuation for Targetted Delivery"
- Sneha N, Post Master's Fellow
An Eco-friendly approach involving development of encapsulated Biopesticides that can berecommended as an ecochemical and sustainable strategy in the agricultural pest management because of their biodegradable nature, systemicity after application, capacity to alter the behaviour of target pests and favourable safety profile. Encapsulation aims to achieve slow and continous delivery of the active ingredients to the specified target and for longer duration at desired rates thus maintaining better bioefficacy of active ingredients.