Nandakumar Kalarikkal

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In the present study we have investigated the effect of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles on the fiber diameter, fiber morphology, antibacterial activity, and enhanced cell proliferation of the electrospun polycaprolactone (PCL) non-woven membrane. The effect of the ZnO nanoparticle concentration on the fiber diameter and fiber morphology was investigated(More)
Barrier property of materials to microbes is an important aspect in many applications like wound dressings and skin substitutes. Lack of a standard method for the evaluation of microbial barrier property limits the consideration of this important aspect by many bioengineers and biomaterial scientists. Thus, in this study we are intended to develop a(More)
We herein report the green synthesis of highly monodispersed, water soluble, stable and smaller sized dextrose reduced gelatin capped-silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) via an eco-friendly, completely green method. The synthesis involves the use of silver nitrate, gelatin, dextrose and water as the silver precursor, stabilizing agent, reducing agent and solvent(More)
Metal nanowires exhibit unusually high catalytic activity towards oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) due to their inherent electronic structures. However, controllable synthesis of stable nanowires still remains as a daunting challenge. Herein, we report the in situ synthesis of silver nanowires (AgNWs) over boron doped graphene sheets (BG) and demonstrated(More)
This review gives a brief description on the skin and its essential functions, damages or injury which are common to the skin and the role of skin substitute to replace the functions of the skin soon after an injury. Skin substitutes have crucial role in the management of deep dermal and full thickness wounds. At present, there is no skin substitute in the(More)
Development of materials for medical applications using biologically derived materials by green approaches is emerging as an important focus in the present healthcare scenario. Herein the first time, we report the plant extract mediated ultra-rapid biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using whole plant extracts of Biophytum sensitivum. Synthesized(More)
Dendrimers are hyper branched macro molecules with well-defined structure and high degree of functionality on the surface. The dendrimer architecture allows control over properties such as shape, size, density, polarity, reactivity, solubility etc. This can be manipulated to design molecules with desired properties in biomedical applications. Recent(More)
The major challenges to clinical application of zidovudine are its moderate aqueous solubility and relative short half-life and serious side effects due to frequent administrations. We investigated the preparation of zidovudine-loaded nanoparticles based on lipids which were further modified with the polymer gelatin. Formulation and stability of the(More)
Drug delivery using suitable polymeric devices has gathered momentum in the recent years due to their remarkable properties. The versatility of polymeric materials makes them reliable candidates for site targeted drug release. Among them biodegradable sutures has received considerable attention because they offer great promises in the realm of drug(More)
The development of functionalized graphene materials concerning health and environmental aspects via green approaches is currently the most recent topic in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Herein, we report the green reduction of graphene oxide (GO) to reduced graphene oxide (RGO) using grape seed extract (GSE). Structural properties of the(More)