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Researchers of Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad (IITH) has developed a method to produce controlled-release oral tablets with an objective for curing leishmaniasis which is known as black fever or kala-azar and fungal infections.
About the Oral Tablets for Fungal Infections and Black Fever
The oral tablets made by IIT Hyderabad researchers consist of the drug Amphotericin B (AmB). A statement from the IIT Hyderabad stated that the tablets released the drug Amphotericin B (AmB) in a controlled and sustained manner over 10 days period. AmB drug is used for curing acute fungal infections of the abdomen and heart valves, leishmaniasis and fungal pneumonia. It is used to treat life-threatening diseases.
Note: Kala Azar or black fever is a dangerous form of Leishmaniasis. It is common in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand.
IIT Hyderabad stated that the development of these controlled oral tablets for life-threatening diseases like leishmaniasis and fatal fungal infections will help in decreasing the burden of managing or curing diseases in the country. The institute also stated that it was very challenging for them to develop such cures for these diseases.
IIT Hyderabad (IITH) is one of the premier engineering institutes which is situated in Sangareddy district, Telangana, India. The vision of the Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad is to provide advanced and quality education to its students and train them to handle critical challenges.
This is one of the ground breaking research undertaken by IIT Hyderabad as it will save a lot of lives. For more news and updates related to IIT Hyderabad or IIT Hyderabad courses or IITs stay tuned to CollegeDekho.