Professor (Dr) Suresh Patankar, a Pune based urologist and President of Ace Multi Specialty Hospital and Research Centre, Erandwane has got two European patents, the first one for an herbal composition for wound healing, especially after surgeries and the second one for treatment of small kidney stones and preventing them from recurring.
Patankar said, “For small kidney stones, this medicine will be a good cure. Also, for scars after the surgery, wound is left to heal in natural way. The other medicine will help in healing of the wound post-surgery.”
Patankar said, “About 70-80 per cent of these are patents on Chinese traditional medicines in the world. Though we have such a rich tradition of traditional medicine, we do not do much of the patenting.” Patankar had bagged American patents for the same in 2015 and 2016 and an Indian patent for the herbal composition.
He added that both the treatments have been practiced on more than 2000 patients and we have their database to analyse. We will soon be thinking of coming out with the medicine in the market so that people at large would be benefited.
He added that alternative medicine still lacks enough documentation and research through modern scientific methods. Therefore people have not yet recognised the benefits of it fully .This patent is not an individual achievement but will give a definitive direction to the way forward for research in these streams of science.
He said if research work in traditional science is done with scientific validation and modern methods, it can fill the gaps that exist in modern medicine. The two subjects for which he got patents have done the same which have helped reduce post-surgical wound problems and also reduced the gap in treatment of Kidney stones at primary stage , post lithotripsy or Endoscopy treatment thereby reducing the risk of kidney tissue damage and improving function.