Rajaratnam College for Women, India
Title: Potentiation of Antibiotic with Universal potentiator – A novel and basic invention
U.Umadevi M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Botany. Published 35 research articles in National and International Journals. Editorial board member of Virology Research Journal. Co-authored a scientific book, “The Multiscience 22nd century inventions” (Publishers - Scholar’s press, Germany) and also published book on divinity. Filed 9 patents. Received awards, fellowships, prizes from Government and private organizations. Chaired the International conference, organized by World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, London on 17 th and 18 th October, 2016 and got best paper award. Received Alexander Flemming Award from USA. Got many central and state Government scholarship and grants.
Efficacy of newly evolved antibiotics are basically assessed under in vitro by antibiotic sensitivity test (ABST). In this study, recently invented Universal Potentiator was incorporated with various antibiotic discs with control. These antibiotics were challenged with various virulent bacteria (hospital isolates). By ABST, the zone of inhibition measured. The Universal potentiator was found to have potentiated the antibiotics upto 3 - 166%. This discovery has enormous application to the living beings.