Development of herbal mosquito repellent patch using nanofibers.

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  • Project code : BT/PR2777/NNT/28/535/2011
  • Designation : Professor
  • Department :Department of Pharmaceutics
  • Affiliation :ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga
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  • Sanctioned Amt :Rs. 35,43,826/-
  • Sanctioned Date :2011-09-28
  • Completion Date :2014-09-28
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Summary of The Proposed Outcome.

1. Of the processing methods capable of fabricating nanofibers, electrospinning has received the most intensive attention due to its simplicity and the potential for generating continuous nanofiber assemblies. As a result, these nanofiber assemblies will provide favorable conditions for the maximum adsorption of pharmaceuticals thus creating new opportunities in developing herbal dosage form.


Wearable polymeric nano-fibrous patch impregnated with volatile mosquito repellents was developed at ISF College of Pharmacy, Moga, Punjab. Resultant nanofibers showed enhanced surface-to-volume ratio, high porosity, numerous active sites, and controlled release of encapsulated oils. Several composite materials have been utilized to prepare nanofibrous composite membrane on the basis of their oil holding capacity and releasing pattern. Studies revealed that bentonite, derivatesed nano clay, talc, Al(OH)3, SiO2, activated charcoal showed prominent oil holding capacity and were selected for preparation of polymeric composite nanofibers (Figure 6). Release pattern followed a rough first order up to 72 hr. The technology has been patented and being transferred to SJK Pharmacy Rohtak, Haryana for commercialization of the product



1    Amit Kumar Goyal and Goutam Rath Wearable mosquito repellant. Indian Patent Application No. 1690/DEL/2014 filed on 1690/DEL/2014 and published on 01/01/2016 2014, ,

Technology Transferred

1     The technology "Development Of Novel Herbal Mosquito Repellent Using Nanofibers" has been transferred to SJK Pharmacy, Rohtak 2010, ,

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