Patents Granted

Patent for developing a ‘Quick and inexpensive diagnostic technique for detection of chronic myeloid leukemia’ in 2019

Dr. Sunita Jetly, Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Science, along with her team mates has developed a Molecular Beacon based novel technique for quick detection of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia. An easy to use diagnostic which is pocket friendly especially in the context of resource poor countries. Molecular beacon assay can immediately detect the presence of BCR-ABL translocation in a highly specific and sensitive manner so as to establish the disease based on which the therapeutic decision can be taken. This is significant as tyrosine kinase inhibitors targeted therapy is successful in treating CML and increasing life expectancy for which early detection is a prerequisite. This technique has the potential to provide inexpensive automated and direct visualization of CML and satisfies the definition of point of care diagnostic. A patent for the same was granted by the Government of India in 2019.

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Provisional patent for developing a ‘Diagnostic tool for rapid detection of COVID-19 virus’ in 2019

Dr Prashant Pradhan, Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Science with his team mates designed COVID-19 detection kit. Kit detects conserved 124 bp region in the S gene of SARS CoV-2 and its Specific to SARS-CoV-2 and does not detect other known coronaviruses. Kit has sensitivity of < 20 copies of viral RNA per reaction and its is a first probe-free real time RT-PCR assay to be approved by ICMR. ICMR has approved the kit with a sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of 100%. Further a technology transfer has been done to ten Indian companies for scaling up the kit.

Provisional Indian patent has been granted by Govt of India and PCT is also filed for the same.


Dr Pankaj Khanna was granted two Patents (US and Chinese), Report in Telegraph newspaper and PNAS paper

  1. US Patent Granted on 09.07.2013, No. US 8,481,087 B2. Earlier Pub No. US20110229591 A1, Pub. on 22.09.2011.
  2. Chinese Patent Granted on 17.10.2012, no. CN102076349 B. Earlier Pub No. CN102076349 A, Pub. on 25.05.2011.

Withania somnifera plant extract and method of preparation thereof. Vijayalaksmi Ravindranath, Alok Gupta, Neha Sehgal, Subhash C. Jain, Suman Thakur and Pankaj Khanna. PCT/IN2009/000430, Pub. No.:WO/2010/013254, Pub. on 04.02.2010

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Mr Ravinder Sagar has the following patents to his credit:

  1. Coauthor in the patent “A process for Preparation of a Radioprotective Herbal Extract from plant Hippophae sps. rhamnoides” Indian patent office, New Delhi
  2. Coauthor in the patent “A process for Preparation of Radioprotective Herbal Extract from Tinospora sps. Plant.”, Indian patent office, New Delhi.
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