Manju Misra, Ph. D

Ph.D.Birla Institute of Technology 2009

Manju Misra, Ph. D

Assistant Professor

Tele : +91 79 66745555

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Research Interests

Thermal characterization of different pharmaceutical process, including solid state characterization, Exploring the potential of bovine lipid carriers in targeted drug delivery to brain, posterior segment of eye, Nanocrystals and other solubility enhancement techniques and application in pharmaceutical formulation development.


  • December 2009-Present:
    Assistant Professor , Department of Pharmaceutics, NIPER Ahmedabad, Palaj Gandhinagar.
  • May 2009- December 2009:
    Research scientist, F& D Department, Cadila Pharmaceuticals Limited, Dholka, Ahmedabad
  • December 2008 to March 2009:
    Research Scientist-II, F& D Department, Piramal Pharmaceuticals Development Services Pvt Ltd., PHARMEZ, Ahmedabad.
  • October 2007-December 2008:
    Research Scientist, F& D Department, Macleod’s Pharmaceuticals, Andheri, Mumbai.



  • SERB Award Department of science and technology New Delhi, 2017, EMR/2016/007966/HS
  • Travel Supportfor attaining 15th Annual Congress of International Drug Discovery Science & Technology to be held from 25-07-17 to 27-07-17 in Osaka, Japan by SERB 2017
  • Travel Support for attending International Conference/ Seminar/ Symposium (DBT/CTEP/02/201700673) by department of Biotechnology 2017 . (Declined)
  • INSPIRE Faculty Award Department of science and technology New Delhi, 2012


  • Rapid Grant for young investigator Award (RGYI) Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, New Delhi 2012
  • INSPIRE Faculty Award Department of science and technology New Delhi, 2012-2017DST SERB EMR , SERB 2017


  • Kiran Katrajkar, Lalit Darji, Devilal Kethavath, Shreya Thakkar, Manju Misra. (2019) Shedding light on interaction of so called inactive ingredients (excipients) with permeability-glycoprotein, Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology,
  • Anu Nair, Dignesh Khunt, Manju Misra.(2018) Application of quality by design for optimization of spray drying process used in drying of Risperidone nanosuspension, Powder Technology.
  • Kritika Nayak, Manju Misra.(2018) A review on recent drug delivery systems for posterior segment of eye, Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy. 107, 1564-1582.
  • Abhijit Pawar, ShreyaThakkar, Manju Misra.(2018) A bird’s eye view of nanoparticles prepared by electrospraying: advancements in drug delivery field, Journal of Controlled Release. 286, 179-200. doi:10.1016/j.jconrel.2018.07.036
  • Eknath Ahire, Shreya Thakkar, Mahesh Darshanwad, Manju Misra. (2018) Parenteral nanosuspensions: a brief review from solubility enhancement to more novel and specific applications, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B.
  • Neelima Anup, Shreya Thakkar, Manju Misra.(2018) Formulation of olanzapine nanosuspension based orally disintegrating tablets (ODT); comparative evaluation of lyophilization and electrospraying process as solidification techniques, Advanced Powder Technology. https://
  • Sandipkumar Patel, Nrupa Patel, Manju Misra, Abhijeet Joshi. (2018) Controlled-release domperidone pellets compressed into fast disintegrating tablets forming a multiple-unit pellet system (MUPS), Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology. 45, 220–229.
  • Dharmesh Gol, Shreya Thakkar & Manju Misra.(2018)Nanocrystal-based drug delivery system of Risperidone: Lyophilization and characterization, Journal Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy. 44(09),1458-1466.
  • Nidhi Raval, Dignesh Khunt & Manju Misra. (2018) Microemulsion based delivery of Triamcinolone acetonide to posterior segment of eye using Chitosan and butter oil as permeation enhancer: An in vitro and in vivo investigation. Journal of Microencapsulation, 1-37.
  • Shah, B., Khunt, D. ,Manju Misra, H Padh(2018) Formulation and in-vivo pharmacokinetic consideration of intranasal microemulsion and mucoadhesive microemulsion of rivastigmine for brain targeting. Pharmaceutical Research, 35(1),
  • Thakkar, S., Sharma, D., & Manju Misra. (2018). Comparative evaluation of electrospraying and lyophilization techniques on solid state properties of Erlotinib nanocrystals: Assessment of In-vitro cytotoxicity. European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 111, 257-269. doi:10.1016/j.ejps.2017.10.008
  • Thakkar Shreya, and Manju Misra. "Electrospun polymeric nanofibers: New horizons in drug delivery." European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (2017).
  • Khunt, Dignesh, Brijesh Shah, and Manju Misra. "Role of butter oil in brain targeted delivery of Quetiapine fumarate microemulsion via intranasal route." Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 40 (2017): 11-20.
  • Thakkar, S., V. Shah, M. Misra, and K. Kalia. "Nanocrystal Based Drug Delivery System: Conventional And Current Scenario." Recent patents on nanotechnology (2016).
  • Shah, Brijesh, Dignesh Khunt, Manju Misra, and Harish Padh. "Non-invasive intranasal delivery of quetiapine fumarate loaded microemulsion for brain targeting: formulation, physicochemical and pharmacokinetic consideration." European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 91 (2016): 196-207.
  • Shah, Brijesh, Dignesh Khunt, Manju Misra, and Harish Padh. "Application of Box-Behnken design for optimization and development of quetiapine fumarate loaded chitosan nanoparticles for brain delivery via intranasal route*." International journal of biological macromolecules 89 (2016): 206-218.
  • Shah Brijesh, Dignesh Khunt, Himanshu Bhatt, Manju Misra, and Harish Padh. "Intranasal delivery of venlafaxine loaded nanostructured lipid carrier: Risk assessment and QbD based optimization." Journal of Drug Delivery Science and Technology 33 (2016): 37-50.
  • Shah Brijesh, Dignesh Khunt, Himanshu Bhatt, Manju Misra, and Harish Padh. "Application of quality by design approach for intranasal delivery of rivastigmine loaded solid lipid nanoparticles: effect on formulation and characterization parameters." European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 78 (2015): 54-66.
  • Ekta Bharvada, Viral Shah, Manju Misra. Exploring mixing uniformity of a pharmaceutical blend in a high shear mixture granulator using enthalpy values obtained from DSC. Powder Technology 05/2015; 276. DOI:10.1016/j.powtec.2015.02.008•
  • Samir Kalavadia, Ranjeet Prasad Dash, Manju Misra, Manish Nivsarkar, Design and In Vivo Evaluation Of Gastrointestinal Mucoadhesive Patch System (Gmps) Loaded With Chitosan Nanoparticles , International Journal of Pharmaceutical Development & Technology IJPDT / 4 (3), 2014.
  • Rudree Pathak, Ranjeet Prasad Dash, Manju Misra, Manish Nivsarkar Role of mucoadhesive polymers in enhancing delivery of nimodipine microemulsion to brain via intranasal route, Acta Pharmaceutica Sinica B 2014;4(2):151–160.
Complete list
National : 22
International: 03
Completed: 02
Ongoing: 01
Ongoing 04
MS Dissertation:
Completed: 58
Ongoing: 08
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