NIPER to educate on quality of pharmaceuticals

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Mohali, Oct 11 (UNI) National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) is organising a two-week course on 'Advanced Analytical Techniques: Basic Principles and Application for Quality Assessment of Drugs and Pharmaceuticals for Export' from October 13 to 25.

The main objective of this course, which has been sponsored by Union Ministry of External Affairs under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Special Commonwealth African Assistance Plan (SCAAP) programmes, is to provide an update on theoretical and practical aspects of the key issues related to quality of pharmaceuticals.

Professor Asit K Chakraborti, Head, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, NIPER and course coordinator said that the course consists of three modules on good laboratory practice, regulatory and intellectual property right aspects; chromatographic techniques, X-Ray diffraction, UV and IR spectroscopy and NMR and mass spectrometry, impurity profiling and safety issues.

About 29 resource persons drawn from the pharmaceutical industries, research laboratories, academia and regulatory agencies will be delivering lectures and participating in the deliberations.

As many as 19 participants from countries like Sudan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Laos, Mauritius, Tanzania, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Nigeria and Afghanistan have confirmed their participation in the workshop.


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