CSIR-CDRI Scientist, Dr Ritu Trivedi, Honoured with NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award (2020)

Dr Ritu Trivedi, Principal Scientist, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow has been conferred with the NASI-Reliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award (2020) in Biological Sciences. The award carries a plaque and cash of Rs 3.0 lakhs.

Major scientific contributions of Dr Ritu Trivedi are in the area of Metabolic Bone Disorders Specifically Post-Menopausal Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis. Her work has led to potential products from natural resources and small molecules for improvement of bone health. She has shown that Dalbergia sissoo exhibited osteogenic efficacy with a novel osteogenic marker which has led to translational benefits as a rapid fracture healing agent by the name REUNION® which is in the market. A one-year clinical trial has been done in post-menopausal women.

Another product by the name JOINT FRESH® for osteoarthritis from Spinacia oleracea has cartilage proliferative ability.  These contributions have led to 23 patents both national and international to her credit with more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals.

She is a fellow of the National Academy of Sciences (India). She received the prestigious Tata Innovation Fellowship 2019-20 by the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt of India, in recognition of her outstanding research contributions.