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Dr. Pravin K. Shende

Dr. Pravin K. Shende

Professor, Chairperson, PG programmes


M. Pharm., Ph.D. Post-Doctoral Fellow, Unito, Italy

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Phone :022-42332000 (Extn- 2036)

Experience : 16 years (Research- 05 years, Academics- 11 years)

He has 16 years of teaching and research experience with post-doctoral research experience of 3 years at University of Torino, Italy. His research areas include novel biosensors, controlled and sustained drug delivery systems, nanoparticulate delivery systems, transdermal drug delivery systems, biocarrier drug delivery systems, DoE-based formulation and development, targeted drug delivery systems, oncologic formulations, protein, peptide and DNA-based formulations.

Interest areas:

·Biosensors, nanosponges, nanobubbles, nanoflowers, microneedles

·Resealed erythrocytes, Biocarrier drug delivery, DoE-based formulations

·Liposomes, dendrimers, solid-lipid nanoparticles

·Polymeric nanoparticles, carbon NP, magnetic NP, nanocrystals

·Targeted, Transdermal, buccal, pulmonary and pulsatile drug delivery systems

·Inclusion complexation for improving solubility and bioavailability

·Preformulation and stability studies of conventional dosage forms


· Publications - 115 (International- 109, National- 06)

· Books- 1

· Book Chapters- 7

· Patents- 7 (3 granted Indian patents, 1 International patent and other 3 filled patents)

· Presentations- 18

· Government funded project – 1

o Ongoing (Protein and peptide drugs for epilepsy, DST-SERB, Govt. of India, Rs. 22 L)

· Industry projects

o International: Completed (Formulation and characterization of tablets of different drugs, Freunds Corporation, Japan, Rs.5.99 L)

o National: Ongoing (Development and characterization of free flowing powder: Gangwal Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, India, Rs. 5.9 L)

Conferences/Workshops/Seminars attended- 25

Academic activities

He has guided 32 of M.Pharm. students for their research projects.

Five Ph.D. research scholars are registered under him.


Best researcher awards at SPP SPTM for the year 2018 and 2019

Recent Publications

1. Shende, P. and Shah, P., (2021) Carbohydrate-based magnetic nanocomposites for effective cancer treatment. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 175; 281-293. (IF= 5.162)

2. Rodrigues, B. and Shende, P. (2020) Monodispersed metal-based dendrimeric nanoclusters for potentiation of anti-tuberculosis action. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 304, 112731. (IF= 5.065)

3. Khair, R., Shende, P. and Kulkarni, Y. A. (2020) Nanostructured polymer-based cochleates for effective transportation of insulin. Journal of Molecular Liquids. 113352. (IF= 5.065)

4. Pawar, S. and Shende, P. (2020) Dual drug delivery of cyclodextrin cross-linked artemether and lumefantrine nanosponges for synergistic action using 23 full factorial designs. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects. 125049. (IF=3.99)

5. Takke, A. and Shende, P. (2021) Magnetic-core-based silibinin nanopolymeric carriers for the treatment of renal cell cancer. Life Sciences. 119377. (IF=3.647)



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