Thursday, May 10, 2012

Clinical Trial of a Cancer patient
I am writing a little bit about Clinical trials on cancer patients. These trials are performed to figure out the best way to treat cancer. In the early phase of clinical trials, patients that are diagnosed with cancer have to sign a treaty that they are participating in the clinical trial to help with their pain. The pain from the cancer is severe. Patient will be told about the medication , the side effects , and the potential benefits. Then patient will sign the consent form. In this trial they have to  keep a diary on how much pain is controlled  and how much different doses of the medicine took. The patient will receive a box of pain meds and it will contains pills of different strengths. Then 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes after medication  the pain level  has to be note down each time. If the pain improves and is well controlled then the dose have to be taken when it is needed. If this doen’t work then an increased dose has to be given next time. This will figure out the best way to treat cancer pain. In first phase of pain medication trial a very low dose will be given which will show effect or not, depends. Now to get relief from pain the dose has to be increased may be four times and that gives a relief from pain but with sleep. So controlling  most of the pain that has to be done with lowering the dose and without falling asleep. If the pain for the cancer become worse so the highest dose can also be given.

Bashah Javed
Faculty of Bioinformatics
BII, Noida.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Successful Presentation of BII for Research collaboration with Dr.K.N.Modi institute

A big day just passed for BII, but had left its impressions; 4-MAY-2012 was very special to everyone in BII, what was so special in it? Specialty was the Research collaboration proposal between two institutes. Now not making you wait I will tell you we have got very special guests in our premises, Dr. K.N.Modi Institute of Pharmaceuticals Education & Research represented by their faculties & students have come for a visit.
Guests have arrived at 1200 Hrs, we welcomed them with open arms. As it was a sunny day, we arranged refreshments before the commencement of any proceedings of the day. Round 1230 Hrs. our COO Mr. Anshul Gupta & Technical Head Mr. Ranjan Kumar expressed the warm welcome on the behalf of BII.  Now we took off for the technical part of the day; first we had “Cheminformatics session” took by our Bioinformatics faculty Mr. Bashah Javed which last for one hour. The guests were taking every bit of information from the presentation. After it, we moved to the Lunch break for all our guests and students.
Post lunch was even more exciting for all, as it had got demonstrations in it. We divided the students from Dr. KN. Modi into two batches. First batch took the demonstration of Drug Designing & analyzing software V-Life on the other hand second batch was on an exciting ride of instrumentation in the Biotech Lab with Ms Aditi Banerji. Then we swapped the batches for the demonstrations. Meanwhile our Guests faculties were with our Management in Directors’ Chamber on the academics discussions and interestingly on the research collaboration which will take place.
After the insightful technical sessions we all assembled at one place and our Honorable CEO Mr. Shivendra Misra thanked our guests for their eminent presence. And then our Honorable guest Mr. Vijay Sharma (HOD-Pharm. Chem.) expressed his views on the day, then we call for the day.
I would like to express my gratitude to the Director, members of BII, ICIS and our marketing team member Ms. Ritu Pal and Mr. Yash Srivastava for such a wonderful arrangements and presentation of BIII would also like to give special thanks to Ms Aditi Banerji for live demonstration of molecular biology experiments in front of faculty and students and last but not the least for such a tremendous and extra ordinary work of our junior division staff which are essential part of our organization thank you for bringing us at a successful commencement of the day.

Gourav Kumar
Faculty cum Research Associate
Biotechnology BII