Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. Abhimanyu Dev
Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Tech
M. Pharm., Ph.D., R.Ph.
Contact Address
Permanent Address Dept of pharm Sc., BIT Mesra
Local Address Dept of pharm Sc., BIT Mesra
Phone (Office) 916512275210
Phone Residence 916512275210
Email Id
Joined Institute on : 26-Jun-2007

  Work Experience
Teaching : 15 Years

Research : 16 Years

  Professional Background

Dr. Abhimanyu Dev is basically a Molecular Biologist and having a Pharmaceutical Biotechnology specialization at his post graduate level. During his master’s internship in a reputed CSIR laboratory at Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI), Lucknow, he worked in the area of cloning and expression of ribosomal proteins for development of suitable vaccine in mycobacterium tuberculosis. During his doctoral research, he has worked on the topic entitled “Development of Micro encapsulation of Vibrio Cholerae and its Proteins to Study the Immunological Importance as Oral Vaccine”. In his doctoral research work, he worked on the development of various formulations using various drug delivery polymers like chitosan, HPMC & sodium alginate. He has long expertise in development of drug delivery devices either for natural antigens or chemically derived therapeutic molecules using Carbon Dots, Polymeric Nanoparticles such as Gold or Silver Nanoparticles, Nanoemulsion, Liposomes, Niosomes etc. Recently, his research group has shifted its focus on development of diagnostics for viral infection like dengue and identification of suitable anti tubercular target using bioinformatics and Insilco docking studies for the discovery antitubercular therapeutic moiety through the concept of repurposing. Besides number of research publications to his credit in national and international journals, he has published number of book chapters of international repute. He has completed four Government of India sponsored project as principal investigator and and co-principal investigator respectively and currently handling one government of India sponsored research projects as co-principal investigator. His current DST-SERB sponsored research grant as Principal Investigator has added new domain to his feathers for the development of diagnostic kit against COVID 19 and further, the developed aptamer-based material has also been successfully tested at ILS, Bhubaneswar for diagnosis of COVID 19. He has also been editorial board member for number of journals.

  Research Areas

Drug delivery and vaccine development & Biosensor development and theranostics, cancer targeted drug delivery, Biodegradable polymers, Pharmaceutical nanotechnology, Nanomaterial and biomaterial synthesis, Infectious disease, Screening and evaluation of synthetic and natural antimicrobial compounds, Microbial Biotechnology.

  Award and Honours
  • Reviewer of various journals like Journal of vaccines and vaccination, International Journal of Nanomedicine.
  • Honoured as a Jury member in Department of Science & Technology (DST) “INSPIRE AWARD SCHEME” at District level Exhibition & Project Competition organized on 11th August, 2014.



  • Sayanti Halder, Abhishek Thakur, Supriya Suman Keshry, Pradip Jana, Divyanshi Karothia, Indrani Das Jana, Orlando Acevedo, Rajeeb K. Swain, Arindam Mondal, Soma Chattopadhyay, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Abhimanyu Dev, SELEX based aptamers with diagnostic and entry inhibitor therapeutic potential for SARS-CoV-2, Scientific Reports, 13 (2023), 14560.


  • Gourvi Kumari, Kumar Abhishek, Sneha Singh, Afzal Hussain, Mohammad A Altamimi, Harishkumar Madhyastha, Thomas J Webster, Abhimanyu Dev, A voyage from 3D to 4D printing in nanomedicine and healthcare: part II, Nanomedicine (Lond), 2022, 17(4), 237-253.
  • Gourvi Kumari, Kumar Abhishek, Sneha Singh, Afzal Hussain, Mohammad A Altamimi, Harishkumar Madhyastha, Thomas J Webster, Abhimanyu Dev, A voyage from 3D to 4D printing in nanomedicine and healthcare: part I, Nanomedicine (Lond), 2022, 17(4), 255-270.
  • Mousumi Shyam, Harshita Verma, Gourab Bhattacharje, Piyali Mukherjee, Samsher Singh, Sujit Kamilya, Pushpendu Jalani, Swetarka Das, Arunava Dasgupta, Abhishake Mondal, Amit Kumar Das, Amit Singh, Federico Brucoli, Claire Bagnéris, Rachael Dickman, Vinay N. Basavanakatti, Patibandla Naresh Babu, Vadivelan Sankaran, Abhimanyu Dev, Barij Nayan Sinha, Sanjib Bhakta, and Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Mycobactin Analogues with Excellent Pharmacokinetic Profile Demonstrate Potent Antitubercular Specific Activity and Exceptional Efflux Pump Inhibition, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2022, 65(1), 234-256.
  • Priyadarshi Aparajay, Abhimanyu Dev, Functionalized niosomes as a smart delivery device in cancer and fungal infection, European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 168, 2022, 106052.


  • Wael A. Mahdi, Afzal Hussain, Mohd Ramzan, Abdul Faruk, Sarah I Bukhari, Abhimanyu Dev, Pluronic-Coated Biogenic Gold Nanoparticles for Colon Delivery of 5-Fluorouracil: In vitro and Ex vivo Studies, AAPS PharmSciTech, 22, 2021, 64-82.
  • Mousumi Shyam, Deepak Shilkar, Harshita Verma, Abhimanyu Dev, Barij Nayan Sinha, Federico Brucoli, Sanjib Bhakta, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, The Mycobactin Biosynthesis Pathway: A Prospective Therapeutic Target in the Battle against Tuberculosis, Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 64, 2021, 71-100.
  • Pradip Jana, Mousumi Shyam, Sneha Singh, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Abhimanyu Dev, Biodegradable polymers in drug delivery and oral vaccination, European Polymer Journal, 142, 2021, 110155 - 110170.


  • Sneha Singh, Archita Gupta, Irfan Qayoom, Arun Kumar Teotia, Sneha Gupta, Padmini Padmanabhan, Abhimanyu Dev & Ashok Kumar, Biofabrication of gold nanoparticles with bone remodeling potential: an in vitro and in vivo assessment, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 22, 2020, 152.
  • Harishkumar Madhyastha, Radha Madhyastha, Abhishek Thakur, Sakai Kentaro, Abhimanyu Dev, Sneha Singh, Bistivalli Chandrashekharappa R, Hemanth Kumar, Orlando Acevedo, Yuichi Nakajima, Hemant Kumar Daima, Akhela Aradhya, Navya Nagaraj P, Masugi Maruyama, c-Phycocyanin primed silver nano conjugates: Studies on red blood cell stress resilience mechanism. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces,194, 2020, 111211.
  • Archita Mallick, Archita Gupta, Afzal Hussain, Priyadarshi Aparajay, Sneha Singh, Sandeep Kumar Singh, Abhimanyu Dev, Intranasal delivery of gabapentin loaded optimized nanoemulsion for augmented permeation, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology, 56, 2020, 101606 – 101617


  • Mousumi Shyam, Abhimanyu Dev, Barij Nayan Sinha, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Scaffold Based Search on the Desferithiocin Archetype, Mini reviews in Medicinal Chemistry, 19, 2019, 1564-1576.
  • Sneha Singh, Abhimanyu Dev, Archita Gupta, Vinod kumar Nigam, Krishna Mohan Poluri, Nitrate Reductase mediated synthesis of surface passivated nanogold as broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, Gold Bulletin, 52, 2019, 197-216.


  • Swastika Ganguly, Surbhi Mishra, Ankita Gupta, Ira Sankrityayan, Abhimanyu Dev, Synthesis, antimicrobial activities and binding mode analysis of some novel N-substituted imidazoles and nitroimidazoles, Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 24 (3), 2015, 373-380.
  • Geeta Yadav, Swastika Ganguly, Sankaran Murugesan and Abhimanyu Dev, Synthesis, anti-HIV, antimicrobial evaluation and structure activity relationship studies of some novel benzimidazole derivatives, Anti-Infective Agents 13 (1), 2015, 65-77.
  • Badavath Vishnu Nayak, Alok Kumar, Surender Singh Jadav, Nibha Mishra, Abhimanyu Dev, Barij Nayan Sinha, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Pyrazoline carboxylates as selective MAO-B inhibitors: Synthesis and Biological screening, Journal of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, 2 (1), 2015, 1-5.


  • Geeta Yadav, Swastika Ganguly, Sankaran Murugesan and Abhimanyu Dev, Anti-HIV and antimicrobial activity in vitro of some new Benzimidazole derivatives, International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(4), 2014, 243-249.
  • Anoop Kumar, Neelima Sharma, Sneha Singh, D. Sasmal, Abhimanyu Dev, Oral Vaccine Antigen Induced Immune Response Signalling Pathways: Current and Future Perspectives, Journal of Vaccines & Vaccination, 5(3), 2014, 1-6.
  • Sneha Singh, A. S. Vidyarthi, V. K. Nigam, Abhimanyu Dev, Extracellular facile biosynthesis, characterization and stability of gold nanoparticles by Bacillus licheniformis. Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology, 42 (1) 2014, 6-12.


  • Ganguly, Swastika, Patel Hardik Suresh chandra, Abhimanyu Dev, Synthesis, antibacterial and antifungal activities of some novel 1-(4, 5-dihydro-3, 5-diaryl-1h-pyrazol-4-yl)-1h-imidazoles. Indian Journal of Heterocyclic Chemistry, 22(3) 2013: 301-304.


  • Abhimanyu Dev, R. N. Gupta, Immune stimulating potential of cell envelope proteins from Vibrio cholerae associated to chitosan microparticles: an in vitro study, Artificial Cell Blood substitutes and Biotechnology, 2012, 40(6):400-405.
  • Abhimanyu Dev, R. N. Gupta, Sneha Singh, Controlled release study of cell envelope proteins of Vibrio cholerae, from alginate/HPMC microcapsule, European Journal of Experimental Biology, 2012, 2 (1):114-121.


  • Devendra Mishra, Shivangi Joshi, Sangeeta P. Sah, Abhimanyu Dev, Ganga Bisht, Chemical composition and antimicrobial activity of essential oils of senecio rufinervis DC. (Asteraceae), Indian Journal of Natural Products and Resources, 2(1), 2011, 44-47.
  • S. Ganguly,V. vithlani, A. K. Kesharwani, R. Kuhu,  L. baskar, P. M. Mazumder, A. Sharone, Abhimanyu Dev, “Synthesis, antibacterial and potential anti-HIV activity of some novel imidazole analogs”, Acta Pharm. 61, 2011,187–201.


  • Nibha Mishra, Awadesh Oraon, Abhimanyu Dev, Venkatesan Jayaprakash, Arijit Basu, Ashok K. Pattnaik, Satya N. Tripapthi, Mustari Akhtar, Sadab Ahmad, Shreyshri Swaroop, Mahua Basu, Anticonvulsant activity of Benkara malabarica (Linn.) root extract: In vitro and in vivo investigation, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 128(2), 2010, 533-36.
  • Swastika Ganguly, Abhimanyu Dev, Synthesis and Antimicrobial Evaluation of some 1- substituted 2- Methyl 5- Nitroimidazoles, Pharmbit (International Journal, ISSN: 0973-6204), Jan – Jul XXI (1), 2010, 29-32.


  • Munesh Mani, Aher Vaibav D, B. Sarkar, Abhimanyu Dev, Arjun Patra, Antibacterial Activity of the Leaves of Abutilon Indicum Linn., Pharmbit (International Journal, ISSN: 0973-6204), Jan – Jul XVII (1), 2008, 74-75.


  • Abhimanyu Dev & Manik. Gene Knockout Pharmbit (International Journal, ISSN: 0973-6204), Jul – Dec XVI (2), 2007, 105-109.


  Member of Professional Bodies

 Life member of Association of Microbiologist of India (AMI)

Life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI)

  Current Sponsored Projects

S. No.

Sponsored research projects


Amount sanctioned


Funding agency


Formulation and characterization of multiparticulate pulsatile delivery of methotrexate based on chronotherapy for rheumatoid arthritis and its in vitro studies (as Principal Investigator)

2009- 2011





Insilico design, synthesis and evaluation of novel azoles as HIV-1-RT inhibitors (as Co-Principal Investigator)





Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles and Its Application in Cancer Targeted Drug Delivery (as Principal Investigator)



BIT Mesra


Phenyloxazoline Synthetase Inhibitors as Antitubercular Agents (POSIAA) (as Co-Principal Investigator)





Development of multi-functional nano-HAP bone substitute for effective bone regeneration in critical defects (as Co-Principal Investigator)


Total project 113.25

BIT component 51.15

DST Nanomission


Aptamer-based Rapid Diagnostic Kit for Detection of  Corona Virus Infection (CoVapt) (as Principal Investigator)






Development of dual functionalized carbogenic nanocarrier for active targeting of CD44 and αvβ3 integrin receptors in breast cancer

2022-2024           8.8 ICMR
  Text and Reference Books

Book Chapter

  • Sneha Singh, Ambarish Sharan Vidyarthi and Abhimanyu Dev, Bio-nanoparticles. In Singh, O. V. (Eds.) Microbial Synthesis of Nanoparticles: An Overview, New York: Wiley-Blackwell, April 2015, pp. 155-186.
  • S Tikariha, S Banerjee, Abhimanyu Dev and Sneha Singh, Applications of Biotechnology for Sustainable Development. In K. Mukhopadhyay et al. (Eds.) Growth Phase-Dependent Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles using Bacillus Licheniformis, Singapore, Springer, July 2017, pp. 121-128.
  • Gupta, A., Dev, A., Nigam, V. K., Padmanabhan, P., & Singh, S. (2020). A Review on Next-Generation Nano-Antimicrobials in Orthopedics: Prospects and Concern. In Nanostructures for Antimicrobial and Antibiofilm applications. Springer Nature, USA. (In press)
  • Gupta, A., Aparajay, P., Shree, V., Das, S. S., Singh, S., & Dev, A., Advances in Medicine and Biology, Berhardt L. V.  (Eds.) Potential Treatment Strategies for the Management of Cholera: A Review, New York: Nova Science Publishers, February 2020, Vol. 159, pp. 1-66.
  • B. V. Krishna Rao, Aditi Pradhan, Abhimanyu Dev*, Nanoparticles and Nanocarriers Based Pharmaceutical Formulations. In A. K. Jain et. Al. (Eds.), An overview on nanoparticulate drug delivery system for its specific and targeted effects in various diseases, Bentham Science Publishers, Singapore, December 2022, pp. 55-92.
  Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)
  • An Indian patent filed entitled “AN APTAMER BASED DIAGNOSIS OF COVID 19 INFECTION AND METHOD THEREOF” with provisional application number: 202231027666 dated May 13, 2022.

PhD Scholar

PhD Awarded

  • Mousumi Shyam

PhD Ongoing

  • Priyadarshi Aparajay
  • Pradip Jana
  • Sandip Dey
  • Kaushiki Ash

Research scholar

  • Sayanti Halder