Welcome to the Bio-INvENT Lab!!

About the Lab:

Bio-INvENT Lab is a research and development laboratory with a focus on ideation, design, development, testing and commercialization of innovative biomedical products. The lab was established in 2017 by Dr. Sudhir Ranganath, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at SIT Tumakuru with generous funding support from Sree Siddaganga Education Society (SSES), Tumakuru.

The lab conducts cutting-edge basic research in biomedical sciences including cancer biology, stem cell biology, and ocular diseases, leading to the identification of unmet needs followed by the development, testing and commercialization of engineering/nanotechnology-driven innovative biomedical solutions. As the name suggests, the lab works at the interface of biology, medicine, chemical engineering, materials, nanotechnology and physics.

Vision of the Lab:

To become a world-class center of excellence in biomedical research, innovation and entrepreneurship

Mission of the Lab:

  • To establish a state-of-the-art biomedical research infrastructure

  • To train and create future leaders in biomedical research and innovation

  • To provide affordable and high efficiency biomedical products to the healthcare sector

Dr. Sudhir H Ranganath

Principal Investigator & Assistant Professor

  • B.E (Chemical Engineering), Bangalore University

  • M.S (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore

  • Ph.D (Chemical Engineering), National University of Singapore

  • Postdoc (Bioengineering), Harvard-MIT HST, USA & JNCASR-inStem, INDIA

  • Roche Collaborative Research Fellowship 2020-2021 (ARVO, USA)


Oct 2021

Dr. Sudhir Ranganath receives a research grant of ₹4.12 crores from the Department of Biotechnology (Govt. of India) for 3 years to work on glioblastoma immunotherapy research in collaboration with NIMHANS, Bengaluru.

Sep 2021

Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University and University of Colorado, USA on the effect of oxidative stress on microtubules and the barrier function of corneal endothelial cells. Congrats!!

Aug 2021

Dr. Sudhir delivered a lecture on nanoparticle-based prophylactic drug delivery to the corneal endothelium at the School of Optometry, Indiana University, USA

June 2021

Lab publishes a research article in the Journal of Ocular Pharmacology & Therapeutics in collaboration with Indiana University, USA on nanoparticle-mediated microtubule stabilization overcomes hypothermia-induced barrier dysfunction in corneal endothelial cells. Congrats!!

April 2021

Tejaswini and Vinayak (ChemE 2021) receive Student Research Grant from the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers (IIChE), Bangalore Regional Center. Many congrats!!

March 2021

Dr. Sudhir delivered an invited lecture at the COMSOL Day Conference organized by COMSOL Multiphysics Pvt Ltd, India

Suraksha TS (ChemE 2023) receives the prestigious Indian Academy of Sciences Summer Research Fellowship (IASc SRFP 2021) and she will be interning at IISc Bangalore. HUGE congrats!!

Mahima NB and Prajna A (ChemE 2022) receive the Third prize for Oral presentation at AZeotropy 2021 at IIT Bombay. Many congrats!!

Anupama C (Research Scholar) receives ARVO Foundation Travel Grant from ARVO, USA to present her research work at the ARVO Annual Meeting 2021. Many Congrats!!

Dec 2020

Anjana Rammohan & Apeksha Devadiga (Biotech 2021) receive Third prize for Oral presentation at the Bioengineering Conference at NIT Rourkela.

Mahima N B (ChemE 2022) receives MITACS Globalink Research Internship. She will be working in Dr. Arghya Paul's lab at the University of Western Ontario, Canada in the summer of 2021.

Nov 2020

Dr. Sudhir Ranganath receives Roche Collaborative Research Fellowship 2020 from the Association for Research in Vision Science & Ophthalmology (ARVO), USA!! This fellowship is given to only three researchers from developing countries of the world every year.

October 2020

Bhargav KV and Divyashree KS (ChemE 2021) receive First prize for Oral presentation at Schemcon 2020 organized by IIChE, Kolkata. Many congrats!!

Sep 2020

A joint research project on Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein gets funding of Rs.25 lacs from VGST (Govt. of Karnataka) to PI: Dr. Prasanna DR, (Biotech Dept of SIT) and Co-PI: Dr. Sudhir Ranganath (Bio-INvENT Lab)!!

Dr. Sudhir Ranganath publishes one of his postdoc research studies on prostate cancer therapy in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics in collaboration with Harvard Medical School and Johns Hopkins University, USA

Jul 2020

CSIR-Summer Research Training Program 2020 organized by NEIST-CSIR selects Dr. Sudhir Ranganath as an external mentor.