German Patent Office recognizes research on Cordycep mushroom
The German Patent Office has granted patent for research work on synthesis of gold nanoparticles mediated by Cordyceps militaris with antimicrobial
KOKRAJHAR: The German Patent Office has granted patent for research work on synthesis of gold nanoparticles mediated by Cordyceps militaris with antimicrobial, antidiabetic and antioxidant effects cultivated at DBT-Government of India, Technology Incubation Centre (Department of Biotechnology), Bodoland University, Kokrajhar , Assam for 8 years.
The collaborative research work was carried out by team of scientists from Bodoland University; Goa College of Pharmacy, Goa University; National Institute of High- Security Animal Diseases, Madhya Pradesh and AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
From Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Prof. Sandeep Das, Vashkar Biswa and Dr. Raju Ali; from the Department of Pharmacognosy, Goa College of Pharmacy, Goa University,Dr Shailendra Gurav, Dr. Nilambari Gurav and Dr Girish Gawas); from ICAR- National Institute of High- Security Animal Diseases, Madhya Pradesh (Dr. Pradeep Gandhale) and from AVVM Sri Pushpam College, Poondi, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu (Dr Singamoorthy Amalraj and Dr Muniappan Ayyanar) are part of the research.
Gold Nanoparticles showed excellent antimicrobial, antidiabetic and antioxidant attributes and virtues. Vashkar Biswa, research scholar of the Department of Biotechnology, and supervised by Prof. Sandeep Das, has been working extensively on genetic diversity and medicinal properties of wild Cordyceps mushroom found in the eastern Himalayan belt of India. The research lab has also standardized cultivation of Cordyceps militaris mushroom at Technology Incubation Centre, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar Assam and is concentrating on upstream research targeting various molecular mechanisms.
Cordyceps mushrooms are known to have tremendous medicinal attributes because of the bioactive compounds present in them. So, the collaborative study has validated its medicinal and nutraceutical properties. This study provides an informational insight into the Cordyceps militaris mediated synthesis of nanogold particles and their antidiabetic, antioxidant, and antibacterial potential. Biosynthesized nanogold particles indicate a new application of nanoparticles in the development of therapeutic drugs which can be delivered in the mode of ointment, tablets, capsules and other forms.