“Pharmacognosy is the science that deals with medicine derived from natural sources”
Pharmacognosy is a specific discipline that deals with the rapid developments in the knowledge and utilization of medicinal substances of biological origin (plant, microorganism and animal products) used for human and veterinary purposes. This subject provides information about the principles and procedures used in the identification, authentication, extraction and isolation of active constituents by chromatography techniques, purification, and development of herbal formulations and assay methods for the isolated constituents. Focus is also put on pharmacopoeial regulations, ICH, EU guidelines and principles of good manufacturing practices.
The Pharmacognosy lab is equipped with Projection microscope, Soxhelt apparatus, Clevenger’s apparatus, Stage micro-meter and oculometers, Hot air oven, together with many crude drugs, charts, and models.
The department of pharmaceutical chemistry is one of the central important branches of the institute. It is equipped with state of the art facilities to undertake academics in Bachelor of Pharmacy course. In the frontier area of phytochemical research, the focus will be laid on isolation, characterization, and evaluation of biological activities both by in-vitro and in-vivo models.
Analysis of drugs and pharmaceutical chemicals forms the backbone of research and development in the pharmaceutical industry. The department focuses on training graduate students on how to use modern and newer instrumental analytical techniques such as HPLC, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Flourimetry, and Flame photometry.
Special emphasis is laid on the implementation of good laboratory practices and analytical skills. The department is actively involved in developing new analytical methods and their validation, characterization, and quantitative estimation of possible impurities in various dosage forms.
Pharmaceutics is concerned with the strategies by which biologically active compounds are presented to the body so as to elicit an optimal response. It includes the design, preparation and testing of drug delivery systems.
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The Aseptic Room of Microbiology Lab has facilities like BOD Incubators, Laminar Air Flow, UV Cabinet, Deep Freezer, Digital Oven, Incubators, Incubator Cum Shakers, Bacterial Colony Counter, and Autoclaves.
A microbiology lab is a place to grow and study tiny organisms, called microbes. Microbes can include bacteria and viruses. Microbiology labs need equipment to help properly grow and culture these organisms. Smaller pieces of equipment in microbiology labs are often used to help prepare the growth medium. These are table-top sized pieces of equipment that help ensure accuracy and consistency.