June 12, 2024

Why in News ?

  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has developed nano-fibre based oral tablets of Amphotericin B, called as AmB.


  • IIT Hyderabad researchers decided to keep this technology free of intellectual property rights and are ready for technology transfer so that tablet can be produced on mass level.
  • This medicine is reportedly cheaper, higher AmB absorption and less Nephrotoxicity.
  • AmB was earlier available in injectable form only.

What are Amphotericin B tablets?

  • Amphotericin B tablets are nano-fibre based oral medicine that can be used to treat fungal infections which is currently spreading in India post COVID treatment.
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