Dr. Owais has successfully developed nano-particle-based novel delivery systems including dendrimers/virosomes for gene packaging and liposomes, niosomes, microspheres and solid core lipid nano-particles for vaccine delivery, targeted gene/drug delivery etc; with a view to increase the efficacy and safety of encapsulated chemo-therapeutic agents/sub-unit vaccines for some important infectious diseases specially those inflicted by intracellular pathogens (Vaccine 2006, Vaccine 2007 and JBC 2015).
Dr. Owais has employed an autologous plasma bead based dual antigen delivery system as a prophylactic strategy against intracellular infections. The liposome/microsphere entrapped antigen further co-entrapped in dual core fibrin beads based vaccine was shown to eliminate intracellular pathogens from systemic circulation. The significant contribution of Dr Owais group is recognized by various academic platforms on the regular basis. He is the first recipient of NBios Award, a coveted recognition bestowed by DBT Govt of India, in the AMU, Aligarh.