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Pharmaceutics
Pharmaceutics
Dr. Munira M. Momin
Principal and Professor of
Pharmaceutics (M. Pharm, Ph.D.)

Dr. Munira Momin currently serving as a Principal and Professor at SVKM’s Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati College of Pharmacy, Mumbai, India. She is a recipient of Nehru-Fulbright Professional excellence administrators fellowship for the year 2019. Under her leadership, the institute has received many accolades to count a few, accreditation by NBA with Full accreditation status for five years, NIRF rank 32nd, Two times national winner of Best Industry Linked Pharmacy degree college Award of AICTE-CII, DST-FIST grant of 100 lakh. The college has received around 3.2 crore industry collaborative and government research funding in last three years. She has institutionalized number of innovative practices in teaching and research. The college has seen a complete transformation on research and student’s professional and societal activities. To mention about her academic background, she obtained her B. Pharm and M. Pharm (Pharmaceutics) from L.M. college of Pharmacy, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, India.  She has received F H Jani gold medal for merit rank in Pharmaceutical technology subjects in B. Pharm. She is a recipient of  Prof M. L. Khurana Memorial Award for Best Research Paper published during the Year 2008-09 in Pharmaceutics and Bio-Pharmaceutics. Dr. Munira has published several research papers in national and international journals. She, as a PI and Co-PI has received research grants (Industry collaborative research and Govt. funding), with total amount of more than 100 Lakh. She has five patents in pipeline and one trademark to her credit. Dr. Momin has three books on pharmaceutics and pharmaceutical Engineering to her credit.  She has three book chapters to her credit in CRS press and Tylor Francis publishers.


Funded Research Grants:

Source: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Title: Facility Improvement in Science and Technology (FIST)
Time: June 2018 to June 2022
Amount: 10 Million Indian Rupees
Role: Principal Coordinator

Source: Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
Title: Core Research Grant, Synthesis, development and Efficacy study of Chlorotoxin functionalized hollow Gold nanoparticles for therapy of Glioblastoma
Time: June 2018 to June 2021
Amount: 2.4 Million Indian Rupees
Role: Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Development of Nanoemulgel for arthritic inflammation and pain based on Ethnomedicinal plants of western India
Time: June 2018 to June 2020
Amount: 1.74 Million (17.42 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Fortified Nutraceuticals of Acacia nilotica pods,- A healthy product for geriatric patients
Time: June 2018 to June 2020
Amount: 1.84 Million (18.62 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Foam and hydrogel sponges for chronic wounds of burns and diabetes
Time: June 2017 to June 2019
Amount: 1.66 Million (16.62 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Source: Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission, Maharashtra State, India
Title: Formulation development and evaluation of Novel gel for vaginal drug delivery for prevention of HIV transmission and contraception
Time: June 2017 to June 2019
Amount: 1.42 Million (14.20 lakh) Indian Rupees
Role: Co-Principal Investigator

Current industry collaborative research funding: 5.7 Million
  • Previous Govt. and Collaborative Industry research project Funding: 0.47 Million
  • Patents/ TRADEMARK
  • Indian patent (MUM/1740/2013): Novel composition of anti-fungal preparation.
  • Indian Patent (MUM/1932/2014): Wound Healing Sponge containing Curcumin
  • Indian Trademark, NanoResCu® 2016
  • Indian Patent ( 201821030102): Microemulsion based nail lacquer for onychomycosis, 2018
  • Indian patent ( 201821034319: Opthalmic pharmaceutical composition comprising omega 3 fatty acids.
  • Indian patent (201821027518): Modified Release Drug Delivery System

Publications:
  • Mrunal Jadhav, Tabassum Khan, Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin & Abdelwahab Omri, Novel therapeutic approaches for targeting TB and HIV reservoirs prevailing in lungs, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, DOI: 10.1080/17425247.2019.1621287, May 2019, Impact Factor: 5.553
  • Kesrin Amra, Munira Momin, Formulation evaluation of ketoconazole microemulsion-loaded hydrogel with nigella oil as a penetration enhancer, J Cosmet Dermatol. 2019;1–9. Impact Factor: 1.529
  • Kaksha Sankhe, Tabassum Khan, Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin & Abdelwahab Omri, Selective drug deposition in lungs through pulmonary drug delivery system for effective management of drug-resistant TB, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Expert Opinion on Drug Delivery, Volume 16 (5), 2019 -. Impact Factor: 5.553
  • Tabssum Khan, Sankalp Gharat, Mansai Chalke, Munira Momin, Development of simultaneous spectrophotometric method for quantification of resveratrol and folic acid in an orogel, International Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 2019; Vol. 10(4): 1000-05.
  • Momin M, Butte K. and D’Souza A, Synergistic effect of nigella oil and clotrimazole as ethosomal gel for improved treatment of fungal infections, Indian Drugs, 56 (04) April 2019
  • M. Momin , S. Lalka , S. Mhatre  and S. Mistry, Formulation development and in-vitro characterization of fast dissolving polymeric films of olanzapine for the management of panic attack of schizophrenia, Int Journal Pharm Sci Res, 2019; Vol. 10(4): 1005-10
  • Abdul Wahab Omri, Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin, Targeting tumor microenvironment to curb chemoresistance via novel drug delivery strategies., Expert opinion on drug delivery 15 (7), 641-663, 2018. Impact factor: 5.4
  • Kesrin Amra, Cyril Jose, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Abdul Wahab Omri Polymeric Lipid Hybrid Nanoparticles: Properties and Therapeutic Applications, Critical Reviews: Critical Reviews™ in Therapeutic Drug Carrier Systems, Volume 35, 2018 Issue 6, pages 555-588, 2018, Impact factor: 2.43
  • Anamika Pandey, Upasana Singh, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Chitosan: Application in Tissue Engineering and Skin Grafting, Journal of Polymer Research, 24: 125, 2017, Impact factor: 1.615
  • T Mehta, M Momin, Intravitreal Injection Drug Delivery for Retina and Posterior Segment Disease: Challenges and the Future Ahead; In book: Chapter: 22: Drug Delivery for the Retina and Posterior Segment Disease, Editors: Patel, J.K., Sutariya, V., Kanwar, J., Pathak, Y. (Eds.), Springer Publishers, pp.383-396, Janury 2018
  • Aliasgar Shahiwala, Tejal A. Mehta, Munira M. Momin, In Book: In-Vitro and In-Vivo Tools in Drug Delivery Research for Optimum Clinical Outcomes: Chapter 9: Parenteral Drug Delivery Systems, CRC Press, Tylor Francis Group Publishers, June 2018
  • A Dev, J Dwivedi, M Momin, Formulation and characterization of acyclovir based topical microemulsions by QBD approach, Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutics, 9 (1), 237-243, 2019.
  • A Dev, J Dwivedi, M Momin, Quality by Design based formulation and evaluation of acyclovir microsponges, Journal of Drug Delivery and Therapeutic, 9 (1), 54-60, 2019
  • Neha Desai, Munira Momin, Upasana Singh, Tabassum Khan, Atul Sherje, Analytical method development and validation for simultaneous estimation of curcumin and cyclosporine by RP-HPLC, Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, Vol 11, Issue 2, 26-33, 2019
  • Kesrin Amra, Munira Momin, Hydrotropic solubilisation of irbesartan: mechanistic study and dissolution profiling, Indian Drugs, January 2019 Accepted
  • Premanand Nighojkar, Munira Momin, Suvarna Phadatare, Rheumatoid Arthritis- Pharmacology and its management with traditional herbs, Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol 16(2), April 2017, 2840289, Impact factor: 1.02
  • Sankalp Gharat, Munira Momin, Chintan Bhavsar, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Current treatment strategies and nanotechnology based approaches for prevention and therapy, Critical reviews: Therapeutics Drug Carrier Systems, 2016; 33(4):363-400. Impact Factor: 5.36
  • Chintan Bhavsar, Munira Momin, Sankalp Gharat, Abdul Wahab Omri, Functionalized and graft copolymers of chitosan and its pharmaceutical applications, Expert Opinion: Drug Delivery System, Published online: 05 Oct 2016, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17425247.2017.1241230. Impact Factor: 4.85
  • Munira Momin, Anisha D’souza, Kishor Butte, Apurva Kadam, Synergistic effect of nigella oil and clotrimazole as ethosomal gel for improved treatment of fungal infections, Indian Drugs, Accepted; March 2019. Impact factor: 0.3
  • Munira Momin, Snehal Kane, Pooja Abhang, Formulation And Evaluation Of Bilayer Tablet for Bimodal Release of Venlafaxine Hydrochloride, Frontier in Pharmacology: section Pharmaceutical Medicine and Outcomes Research, Vol: 6 (44) : 1-10, 2015. Impact Factor: 4.40
  • M Momin, J Disouza, V Patravale, Advances in technology and business potential of new drug delivery systems, Drug delivery and translational research 6(4), 341-341, 2016. Impact Factor: 1.2
  • Suvarna Kurhade, Munira Momin, Novel Biocompatible Honey Hydrogel Wound Healing Sponge for Chronic Ulcers, Journal of Wound Care, 25(6):364-72, 2016. Markel Health Group, UK Publishers., Impact Factor: 1.54
  • Munira Momin, Aditee Mishal, Tejashwi Kale, Formulation development of lyophilized floating beads containing ginger extract and nigella sativa oil, Int Journal of Pharm Sci Research, 2015; Vol. 6(3): 1000-06
  • Munira Momin, Suvarna P, K.K.Singh, Premanand, N, A Comprehensive Review on Dry Eye Disease: Diagnosis, Medical Management, Recent Developments, and Future Challenges," Advances in Pharmaceutics, vol. 2015, Article ID 704946,  January 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/704946., Hindawi Publishers.
  • Pooja Abhang, Munira Momin, S K Kar, Transmucosal Drug delivery system- A detail Review, Drug Delivery Letters, Bentham Publications, January 2014, 1002-1016.
  • Snehal Kane, Munira Momin, Simultaneous determination of Lansoprazole and Metronidazole in Pharmaceutical Dosage Form by Reversed Phase- High Performance liquid Chromatography, International Journal of Chemical and Analytical Science 2014,5(2),80-85
  • Pallavi Khanekar, Munira Momin, Supriya Mhatre, Application of 25 Factorial Design in Optimization of  Superporous  Hydrogel Synthesis Containing Natural Mucilage, International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol 6, Issue 7,2014.
  • Snehlatha Bodu, Munira Momin, Tejaswi Kale, Aditee Mishal, Simultaneous estimation of Nigella sativa seed oil and ginger extract in pharmaceutical dosage form by UV spectrophotometry, International journal of pharmaceutical science and research; Vol. 5(12): 1000-04, 2014
  • Kishor Butte, Munira Momin, Hemant Deshmukh, Optimisation and in vivo evaluation of drug delivery system containing curcumin for colon. International Journal of Biomaterial, Volume 2014, Article ID 924278
  • Suvarna Kurhade, Munira Momin, Novel Biocompatible Honey Hydrogel Wound Healing Sponge for Chronic Ulcers, International Journal of Drug Delivery, 2014, 5 (4), 353-361.
  • Munira Momin, Tejal Mehta, Pooja Abhang, Hydrogel based biodegradable enteric coated alginate beads for colon targeted drug delivery of embelin, JPR BioMedRx, March 2013
  • Suvarna Kurhade, Munira Momin, Wound Healing Process and Wound Care Dressing: A Detailed Review,  Journal of Pharma Research 2013, 2(11), 6-12
  • Munira Momin, Suvarna Kurhade, Sadaf Momin, Mohib Khan, Kishor Butte, Nigella Sativa: The Blessed Seeds, International Journal of Phytoresearch and Pharmacology, 2013 , 3 (2), 78-84.
  • Munira Momin, K. Pundarikakshuhdu, S. K. Kar, Pharmacotechnical evaluation and optimization of compression coated colon specific drug delivery system containing Embeline, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(6), 3494-3499, 2012
  • Munira Momin et.al, Design and development of mixed film of pectin: Ethyl cellulose for Colon Specific Drug Delivery of  Sennosides  and Triphala, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science. May-June 2008. ( Award winning paper)
  • Munira Momin and K. Pundarikakshuhdu and Anil K. Sharma, Known Herbs Re-visited. Chapter in Recent Advances in Medicinal Plants, ICMR, Delhi, INDIA
  • Munira Momin and K. Pundarikakshudu, In vitro evaluation of pectin-HPMC compression coated sennosides tablets for colonic delivery, Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. May- June, 2007.
  • Munira Momin, K. Pundarikakshudu, M. M. Patel and Rakesh Patel,  Studies on Development and evaluation of embelin Formulations. Indian   Journal of Pharm. Sci. March-April, 2006
  • Munira Momin and K. Pundarikakshudu, Optimization and Pharmacotechnical evaluation of Compression coated Colon Specific Drug Delivery System of Triphala using Factorial Design. Drug Development and Research, 65(1), 34-42, 2005
  • Munira Momin and K. Pundarikakshudu, Studies on Development and evaluation of Sennosides Formulations. Indian   Journal of Pharm. Sci. July-August, 2005
  • Munira Momin and K. Pundarikakshudu, Studies on the development and optimization of oral colon targeted drug delivery system for sennoside in the treatment of constipation. Drug Delivery Technology. Volume 6 (4), , 71-77, 2004.
  • Munira Momin and K. Pundarikakshudu, Studies On Formulation Development Of Colon Targeted Drug Delivery System For Sennosides. Journal of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences. JPPS 7(3) /JPPS7(3)/Issue7(3 ).htm. December, 2004.
  • Munira Momin, A.F. Amin and K. Pundarikakshudu Studies on    Development and evaluation of Triphala Formulations. Indian Journal of Pharm. Sci., 66(4): 427-432, 2004.

  • Munira Momin, J. K. Patel, A. F. Amin and M. M. Patel, Studies on formulation and optimization of mucchoadhesive microspheres of metoclopromide., Indian Journal of Pharm. Sci., 66(3): 300-305, 2004.

  • Munira Momin, J. K. Patel, A. F. Amin and M. M. Patel, Studies on dissolution enhancement of ibuprofen using hydrolysed pectin. Internation Journal of Pharmaceutical Exceipients. January-March, Page 11- 18. 2003

  • K. Pundariakakshudu, G.C.Bhavsar, Munira Bodar (Momin), Pragna Patel, Cardiac Glycosides From Cuscuta reflexa Roxb. Grown on  Nerium indicum Linn. Indian Drugs, July 2003.

  • K. Pundarikakshudu, Munira Bodar ( Momin)  and et. Al, Studies on Anti-bacterial activity of Galaga Officinalis.  Journal of Ethanopharmacology, Vol-77/1, 111-112, 2001.

  • M. C. Gohel, A. F. Amin, Munira  Momin, Seema Bazaz, M. K. panchal, “Preliminary investigations in matrix based tablet formulations of diclofenac sodium containing succinic acid treated guar gum.” in Bollettino Chimico Farmaceutico 137(6) 1998.

  • Pooja A, Munira Momin, et.al, A comparative study of fenugreek seed and flex seed mucilage as a pharmaceutical excepient, International Journal of pharma world research, 2(4), September 2012

  • Mayur Inamdar, Munira Momin et.al, Studies on isolation and pharmacotechnical evaluation of fenugreek and flexseed mucilage as a binder, Int J of Pharm Tech, 4(3), 4766-4777, October 2012

  • Momin Munira et.al, Nutritional Management during pregnancy- an extended role of Pharamacist, Journal of Pharmacy Research, 5(12), 5485-5488, 2012

  • Munira Momin et.al, Taste Masking techniques for bitter drugs- an overview, International Journal of Pharm Tech, July-2012, Vol. 4, Issue No.2, 2100-2118

  • Vandana Jain, Munira Momin et.al, Murraya Koeniegii- an updated review, International Journal of Ayurvedic and herbal drugs, August 2012

  • Supriya Mhatre, Munira Momin et.al, Rapid dissolve dosage forms-a detailed review, International journal of global pharma technology, October- December,  2012, 10(4):01-14.

  • Pallavi Khanekar, Munira Momin et.al, Medicated Chewing Gum- a review, Int Journal of Front. Res, Vol: 2(3), October-December 2012.

  • Munira Momin, Pooja Abhang, Mayur Inamdar, Advances in Management of Gastric Cancer, Inventi Rapid: Molecular Pharmacology, Vol 2013, Issue 1, 2012, page 1-9.


Awards:
  • Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship 2019 from United States-India Educational Foundation for Higher Education Administrator Scholars

  • Best teacher award, “ Teacher Who Made The Difference”  at NSIPS-2013, 16th February 2013, by Swarnim Vision, Supported by IPA-Gujarat Branch, DST, Govt of Gujarat for excellent academic career and student-teacher relationship.
  • M.L.Khurana National Award recipient for the year 2009, for the Best Paper published in the areas of biopharmaceutics and pharmaceutical sciences.
  • Winner of  F.H. Jani Gold Medal awarded by the Gujarat University, India for the year 1995 for achieving 1st rank for Pharmaceutical technology

Administrative Accomplishments and Leadership:
  • Head of the Institute, MoU signed with Laurentian University, Canada, Curriculum development, Co-curricular activities, Research collaborations, Faculty exchange activities (2016-Present)
  • Head of the institute, MoU signed with Kingston University, UK, development of collaborative Postgraduate programs, students and faculty exchange. (2018-ongoing)
  • Head of the Institute, MoU signed with Ardmore Therapeutics LLC, USA, Collaborative research, Co-curricular activities. (2015-Present)
  • Convener, Accreditation Committee, Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati college of Pharmacy, the institute received Full Accreditation Status granted by National Board of Accreditation, India
  • Convener, Industry-Academia cell, Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati college of Pharmacy, the institute received national award of Best Industry Linked Pharmacy college instituted by All India Council of Technical Education and Confederation of Indian Industries.
  • Leader, Dr. Bhanuben Nanavati college of Pharmacy, 32nd All India Rank in National Ranking framework-2018 for Pharmacy institutes of India.
  • Introduction of new skill development based short-term modules for students
  • Introduction of industry training of academic staff and students
  • Starting of Quality Improvement programs for academic staff, research scholars and Laboratory staff
  • Member: University of Mumbai, Local Scrutiny committee for granting continuous affiliation to the affiliated Pharmacy college (2014-present)
  • Member: Gujarat University, Faculty selection committee, (2005-2008)
  • Member: Pharmacy Council of India, Scrutiny committee at national level for granting permission to start a new institute/program/continuation of affiliation with the council. (2012-Present)
  • Vice Chancellors Nominee, University of Mumbai, Faculty selection committee. (2014-Present)
  • Member, Advisory Board, Fees Regulatory Committee, Maharashtra State. (2017-Present)

Academic Accomplishments and Leadership:
  • Member, Curriculum development Committee, university of Mumbai (2014-Present)
  • Invited reviewer for AAPS PharmSciTech journal (2012-2014), AAPS journal, Current Drug Delivery and International Journal of Pharmaceutics (2008-2011), Drug Delivery Letters of Bentham Publishers (2012-13), Journal of Herbal Medicine (2016- present), Indian Drugs (2015- Present), Indian journal of Pharm Science (2005-present)
  • Indian Drugs Manufacturer Association (IDMA), Reviewers Felicitation Award-2017
  • Executive member, Controlled Release Society- India Chapter (2015-Present)
  • Scientific Posters and abstract Presented at national and International Conferences: 25
  • Invited talk on Pharmaceutical Science and Drug Delivery systems: 10
  • PhD and Postgraduate thesis reviewer of national repute universities: 06
  • Total number of PhD and Postgraduate thesis Guided/reviewed (2005-Present): 45
  • Books by National Publishers: 05, Book chapters by International Publishes: 03

Professional Affiliations:
  • Life Member of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (GUJ/LM/MEH/34)
  • Life Member of the LMCP Alumni Association (LM/ 297)
  • All India Pharmacy Teachers Association (GUJ/LM-062)

Contact details:

E-mail: munira.momin@bncp.ac.in; principal@bncp.ac.in

Tel. (O): 022-42332052       Mob. 9619605110