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Nanoparticulate Cosmetics for Nutrient Delivery in Pregnancy

Rinti Banerjee of the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in India will develop lipid-based nanoparticles containing iron, folic acid, and iodine and attempt to integrate them into cosmetic pastes such as mehendi or kohl that are commonly used by rural women in developing countries. These cosmetics could be used to transdermally deliver to mothers important micronutrients needed for healthy growth of fetuses.

More information about Explore Nutrition for Healthy Growth of Infants and Children (Round 7)

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