By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 19 Nov: Workshop on Sophisticated Instruments Handling organised, on National Pharmacy Week, by Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS).
UIPS, Uttaranchal University celebrated National Pharmacy Week on 18 and 19 November. The Theme this year was “Pharmacy of the World – India”.
UIPS conducted several activities that started with the inauguration of ‘Two Day Workshop’ on Sophisticated Instruments on 18 November. Praveen Chandra Joshi, Intas Pharmaceutical Ltd, Ashima Juyal, Division of R&I, Uttaranchal University, Chetan S Division of R&I, Uttaranchal University were the Resource persons for the training workshop. The objective of this training was to acquire knowledge related to sophisticated pharmaceutical equipments for undergraduate, postgraduate students, researchers and academicians.
The session was inaugurated with lamp lightening ceremony and welcome address by convener Prof (Dr) Vikash Jakhmola, Dean, UIPS who drew attention to the important role played by pharmacy as a profession. Prof (Dr) Dharam Buddhi, Vice Chancellor, Uttaranchal University motivated the students by highlighting the importance of role and responsibilities of a pharmacist in assisting the patients and other medical professionals and promoting the rational use of the prescribed drugs. The Key Note address was given by Praveen Joshi, Intas Ltd and at the end of inaugural session Vote of thanks was delivered by Dr Amit Semwal, HoD, UIPS followed by the Pharmacist Oath.
The candidates registered for workshop from different institutions were divided into four batches and provided with complete theoretical as well as practical knowledge on FTIR, UV-Spectrophotometer, HPLC, SEM, XRD. Method development and validation parameters were explained during the training session of analytical instrument handling. Valuable information about the modernized FTIR, UV, HPLC components, its pumps, column, auto sampler and detectors were imparted. HPLC is applied to separation and quantitation of components of mixture of compounds. Wide coverage was given to fundamental concepts of laboratory operations so that students could find the training a useful reference for the day to day laboratory operations. Students were also made aware of different pharmaceutical formulation development instruments. Participants underwent the training session on rotary tablet compression machine, Dissolution and Disintegration apparatus, Brookfield Viscometer, Probe Sonicator and many more.
The students also participated in various cultural events like singing, dancing, drawing, sketching and sports activity such as carrom, chess on the second day. More than fifty participants participated in the work shop from various institutes. The organising committee included Organizing Secretary, Dr Tarun Parashar, Associate Professor, UIPS, all faculty members of UIPS including students of the institute. The celebration ended on second day with certificate distribution to the participants in the seminal hall of Uttaranchal Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.