BIP Seminar 2011
2nd National Seminar on “Quality assurance issues in drug discovery and formulation development” was organized at Babaria Institute of Pharmacy, Varnama, managed by Shree Krishna Educational Charitable Trust, Vadodara on 2nd and 3rd December 2011.
The Scientific Session of the seminar was started with plenary lecture on “Experimental Designing” by Dr. M. C Gohel, Principal, L. M. College of Pharmacy. Following this, Dr. M.R Yadav, HOD, Pharmacy Dept, M. S. University, Baroda elaborated the “Structure elucidation of organic compounds” in a lucid way. The aspects of “Formulation Development” were discussed in the second part of scientific session by Dr. Dipankar Bhadra, SunPharma Advanced Research Centre, Vadodara.
In the seminar, 198 delegates including faculty members from different colleges participated to get benefit from the plenary lectures of eminent speakers from academics as well as industries.
The scientific sessions of the seminar included plenary lecture of “Dr. Madhav Marathe, Head-Toxicology, Sun Pharma Advanced Research Centre, Vadodara on “Role of quality assurance in toxicology”, his deliberations dealt in detail the basics of studies on experimental animals and care to be taken to generate data that are acceptable to international agencies. Following this, Dr. J. B. Dave, PG-director, Shri Sarvjanik Pharmacy College, Mahesana elaborated on the “International guidelines for Quality risk management and quality system in the pharmaceutical development” in a lucid way. The participants were very enthusiastic to learn about the new developments in regulatory arena.
Clinical research is the buzz word for international approvals and India is offering great advantage of cost and quality for carrying out clinical studies as per international norms. Dr. Shailendra Goswami, who is MD & CEO, Synergicus Research Solutions, a CRO based at Ahmedabad.delivered seminar on “Quality aspects in clinical Research” with live illustrations.
The 2nd day of the scientific session of the seminar included plenary lecture of Dr. Tushar Mehta, Team Lead, Asia Pacific, Thermo fisher Scientific, Ahmedabad on “US Pharmacopoeia and Case study”, his deliberations dealt with how monographs are included in US Pharmacopoeia. He also discussed how important is to follow US Pharmacopoeia guidelines in maintaining standards of drugs and pharmaceutical products. Following this Dr. Ajay Khopade, Sr. General Manager, R&D, Sun Pharma, Vadodara delivered seminar on “Drug Development based on Pharmaceutical Product Quality Assurance” in a very lucid way. He explained with illustrative documents which are required to made and kept during Drug Development as requirement of Quality Assurance.
Third lecture during morning session was delivered by Dr. A. N. Mishra, Prof. & Dean, Department of Pharmacy, M.S. University, Baroda on “Statistical Quality Control of Controlled Release Formulation.” Post Lunch session started with talk of Ms. J. N. Oza, General Manager Operation, Vasu Healthcare Pvt. Ltd., Vadodara on “Pharmaceutical Quality Management System (PQMS)”. She explained the scope of PQMS in technology transfer & manufacturing of pharmaceutical products. The last seminar was given on topic “Quality Assurance in Drug Discovery” by Dr. C. J. Shishoo, Hon. Director, B. V. Patel PERD Centre, Ahmedabad.
The Valedictory Function was graced by Dr. C. J. Shishoo and Ms. J. N. Oza. Dr. S. S. Pancholi, Principal, BIP stressed on the need of organizing such seminars for the benefit of research students and told that more such seminars shall be held in a regular feature at Babaria Institute of Pharmacy, Vadodara. The function ended with vote of thanks to dignitaries, resource persons and participants.