Prof. Vandana Patravale is a Professor of Pharmaceutics at the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. Her research interests include the development of nano-carriers with a major emphasis on malaria, cancer, and neurodegenerative disorders; medical device development, nano-diagnostics and nano-vaccines. She has over 200 refereed publications, 2 books, 25 book chapters, 30 granted patents, and 2 trademark registries. She is the Vice President of, the CRS-Indian Chapter. She has completed Indo-Swiss, Indo-Japan, and Indo-UK projects and is a recipient of the Bill Melinda Gates Grant Award, 2015. She has transferred many technologies to industries including drug-eluting stents, which are being marketed in about 65 countries.