Dr. Raghavendra Mundargi

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School of Materials Science and Engineering
Nanyang Technological University
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798

email: RCMundargi@ntu.edu.sg

Biography

Dr.Raghavendra Mundargi has done his Ph.D., specialized in “Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems” from Karnatak University, India in 2007. Later he was associated with Reliance Life Sciences, India as Sr. Research Scientist till July 2011 and then joined School of Materials Science and Engineering as post doctoral researcher in August 2011.

Research Interests

His research work is focused on Formulation, Evaluation of Drug Eluting Balloons in Ex-vivo bioreactor and In-vivo studies in porcine and rabbit model. Formulation of particulate drug delivery systems;Polyplex and lipoplexes as non-viral vectors for gene therapy in glaucoma. Encapsulation of drugs, proteins and siRNA into nanoparticles for the treatment of ocular diseases. Specialization in microencapsulation of drugs, proteins, oral dosage forms, in-vitro, in-vivo, proof of concept studies and development of formulations involving oral, periodontal, colon and transdermal drug delivery systems.

Publications

2011
[14]S. Srirangarajan et al., "Randomized, controlled, single-masked, clinical study to compare and evaluate the efficacy of microspheres and gel in periodontal pocket therapy", Journal of periodontology, vol. 82, no. 1, 2011, pp. 114-121.
[13]R. C. Mundargi, V. Rangaswamy and T. M. Aminabhavi, "Spray drying technique to produce controlled release formulations of zidovudine—an anti-HIV drug", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 122, no. 4, 2011, pp. 2244-2251.
[12]R. C. Mundargi, V. Rangaswamy and T. M. Aminabhavi, "Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam-co-methacrylic acid) hydrogel microparticles for oral insulin delivery", Journal of microencapsulation, vol. 28, no. 5, 2011, pp. 384-394.
[11]R. C. Mundargi, V. Rangaswamy and T. M. Aminabhavi, "pH-Sensitive oral insulin delivery systems using Eudragit microspheres", Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy, vol. 37, no. 8, 2011, pp. 977-985.
[10]R. C. Mundargi et al., "Formulation and in vitro evaluation of transdermal delivery of zidovudine—An anti-HIV drug", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 119, no. 3, 2011, pp. 1268-1274.
2010
[9]R. C. Mundargi, V. Rangaswamy and T. M. Aminabhavi, "A novel method to prepare 5-fluorouracil, an anti-cancer drug, loaded microspheres from poly (N-vinyl caprolactam-co-acrylamide) and controlled release studies", Designed Monomers and Polymers, vol. 13, no. 4, 2010, pp. 325-336.
2008
[8]P. Patel et al., "Microencapsulation of doxycycline into poly (lactide-co-glycolide) by spray drying technique: Effect of polymer molecular weight on process parameters", Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol. 108, no. 6, 2008, pp. 4038-4046.
[7]R. Mundargi et al., "Sequential interpenetrating polymer network hydrogel microspheres of poly (methacrylic acid) and poly (vinyl alcohol) for oral controlled drug delivery to intestine", Journal of microencapsulation, vol. 25, no. 4, 2008, pp. 228-240.
[6]R. C. Mundargi et al., "Nano/micro technologies for delivering macromolecular therapeutics using poly (d, l-lactide-< i> co-glycolide) and its derivatives", Journal of Controlled Release, vol. 125, no. 3, 2008, pp. 193-209.
[5]R. C. Mundargi et al., "Formulation and< i> in-vitro evaluation of novel starch-based tableted microspheres for controlled release of ampicillin", carbohydrate polymers, vol. 71, no. 1, 2008, pp. 42-53.
[4]V. R. Babu et al., "Developments in polymeric devices for oral insulin delivery", 2008.
2007
[3]R. C. Mundargi et al., "Evaluation and controlled release characteristics of modified xanthan films for transdermal delivery of atenolol", Drug development and industrial pharmacy, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, pp. 79-90.
[2]R. C. Mundargi et al., "Development of Polysaccharide-Based Colon Targeted Drug Delivery Systems for the Treatment of Amoebiasis*", Drug development and industrial pharmacy, vol. 33, no. 3, 2007, pp. 255-264.
2006
[1]R. C. Mundargi et al., "Graft copolymerization of methacrylic acid onto guar gum, using potassium persulfate as an initiator", Journal of applied polymer science, vol. 101, no. 1, 2006, pp. 618-623.
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