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Nanodelivery

The core of our research is to develop an effective nanodelivery system for actives to be used in the cosmetics, pharmaceutical and agricultural field. We have been actively working in formulating nano-carrier system loaded with anti-meningitis (chloramphenicol, azithromycin, cefuroxime), anti-epilepsy (phenytoin, carbamazepine) and anti-Parkinson’s (levodopa) drugs to ultimately assist the drug penetration across the blood brain barrier (BBB). The team has also developed nanocosmeceutical systems using natural antioxidant from ciku extracts, pitaya seeds as well as inorganic antioxidant such as fullerene. Research has also been extended towards the agricultural field where potent secondary metabolites (allelochemical) from local invasive weeds are used as bioherbicide in controlling the weeds surrounding the paddy areas. Allelochemicals may have great impact on controlling the weeds in near future as the sources are renewable and easily available.