Idea Details

Team and Contact Details

SNo Student Name School Degree Year Email
1Nialish AjmalSNSUndergraduateFourthnialishawan@gmail.com
1Basit AliSNSMastersSecondbasitali0300@yahoo.com
1Afrah NawazSMMEMastersSecondafrahnawaz@yahoo.com

Inter School Idea ? Yes
Do you need expertises from another area: Yes
If Yes please provide details of expertises you need: Doctors, pharmacists

Idea Details

Idea Name: cancer nanotechnology
Slogan: I want to live
Supervisor Name: Dr. Faheem Amin
Supervisor Designation: Assistant professor
Supervisor School: SNS
Supervisor Department: Physics
Contact number: 0092-51-90855584
Email ID: faheem_phy@yahoo.com
Abstract:
    Treating cancer in a way that it is not painful and doesn't destroy healthy cells. Further, It removes cancerous cells from the body reducing the risk of getting cancer again in life.
What is the unmet need in society that your idea will fulfill ?
    A suffering you never know is going to hit you and is dragging you towards death with each passing moment, Cancer is one of the leading causes of death world wide and its treatment still undiscovered but nanotech helps in making drugs that hits cancer cells without destroying healthy ones.
Who needs it ? How many would benefit ?
   Cancer is hitting every age group from as young as 3 to elders. its a disease where a cell grows/divides abnormally and spreads in whole body. Every year 1,48,000 people are diagnosed with cancer in Pakistan (according to cancer index). So almost 1 lac people per year would benefit from it.
How will the solution works
    We will be preparing the platform for diagnostic and therapy of cancer related diseases. Then we will be preparing silver nanoparticles followed by surface caping with amphiphilic polymers. We will use molecular labels (ion/environment sensitive fluorophores) to attach to the surface of nanoparticles via PEG spacers. These nanoparticles shall then be used for in vitro studies with cell lines.
Who are your competitors ? How is your solution different
    In Pakistan, apparently there are no competitors because the field nanomedicine/ nanophysics has just been introduced. This is going to be a revolutionary idea and a great step in overcoming the suffering,extremely beneficial to cancer patients, it will reduce death rate by cancer to a great degree.
Status: new
Entry Date & Time: 2017-11-30 (2331)