Nano Technology in the field of Engineering-Material Sciences, Electronics, Semiconductors, Solar has been a subject of vast international research development and even successful deployment to practical applications and use.
Herbal drugs have recently proven to be of high potential to treat almost all diseases. However several problems such as poor solubility , poor bio availability, instability limit their use. With the advancement of Nano Science and Technologies, Herbal extracts have now been shown to have a great therapeutic value, with their administration by way of Nano sized particles with increased bioavailability, solubility and with lesser dosing and greater effects.
Nanotechnology is defined as the manipulation of matter, with at least one dimension sized from 1 to 100 nanometers. This definition reflects the fact that quantum mechanical effects are important at this quantum-realm scale, and so the definition shifted from a particular technological goal to a category inclusive of all types of research and technologies that deal with the special properties of matter which occur below the given size threshold. It is therefore common to see the plural form "nanotechnologies" as well as "nanoscale technologies" to refer to the broad range of research and applications whose common trait is size.
An example of this greatly advanced form of Nano sized particle delivery was the formulation of the NANO CURCUMIN( a registered product of BIOTEX SOLUTIONS ) - where the CURCUMIN particle size was reduced to 10 Nano meters.
Ordinary CURCUMIN has been used for ages in several formulations along with catalytic agents like Bromelain and/ or Black pepper extracts which were necessary to ensure the absorption of CURCUMIN at the cellular level for deriving health benefits. CURCUMIN is ordinarily not soluble in water and hence the bioavailability is very poor. Nano CURCUMIN however is totally soluble in water and hence no catalytic agents were required to ensure its bioavailability.
The BIOTEX – NANO CURCUMIN was tested at the National Facility of BioPharmaceuticals at Mumbai with excellent results that showed the inhibition of Breast Cancer cells at approx 4 ppm. Today the BIOTEX - NANO CURCUMIN has been used extensively by many to address a myriad of health problems – all what CURCUMIN is known to address but with faster and lower dosing.
One of the major advantages in this form of Novel Drug Delivery System of Herbal medicines is the reduced dosage, shorter treatment times leading to the overall reduction in health costs.
BIOTEX is also now working on the Novel Drug Delivery System ( NDDS) – of Nano Technology in other herbal extracts also like Ginger / Moringa/ Neem / Holy Basil etc.