Research Infrastructure 2018-07-31T07:43:25+00:00

Research Infrastructure

The institute has developed infrastructure to conduct research in the major disciplines of pharmaceutical sciences that includes formulation development, drug discovery and development studies, molecular and cellular level studies, herbal drug development, clinical research and quality assurance.

Formulation Development

Formulation and development is a major segment in the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. Thus modern dosage form with an appropriate drug delivery system to enhance patient compliance is a challenging task. Department of Pharmaceutics and Department of Pharmaceutical technology has developed state-of-the-art formulation development laboratories and infrastructure to carry out research in the field. The following equipment is available for development, evaluation and characterisation of the formulation

  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography
  • Spray Drier
  • Rotary Flash Evaporator
  • Ball Mill
  • Rotary Tablet Compression Machine
  • Colloid Mill
  • Tray Drier
  • UV Spectrophotometer

Drug Discovery & Development

Three departments of the Institute, namely Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy, have involved in the drug discovery development related research. The major areas include design of new chemical entities in the field of anticancer, diabetes, anti-tubercular agents, anti-hypertensive, inflammation, neurological disorders, etc and infrastructure/equipment available in these departments are as follows.

  • Computerized Molecular Modeling Facilities
  • Parallel Synthesizer
  • Microwave Organic Synthesizer
  • Biosafety Level II cabinets
  • BOD Incubator
  • Microtiter Plate Reader with Fluorescence and Chemiluminiscence
  • Microtiter Plate Washer
  • Autoanalyser
  • Electrophoresis Units
  • High-performance Liquid Chromatography System

Molecular & Cellular Level Research

Department of Pharmacology and Department of Pharmacognosy have strengthened their infrastructure towards molecular and cellular level research. The major areas of research include anticancer, bacteriology, neurological disorders and hepatoprotective activities, and for these studies the infrastructure available in these departments are as follows.

  • Bio-safety Cabinet Level II
  • Laminar Flow Unit
  • Micro titre Plate Washer
  • Micro titre Plate Reader with Fluorescence and Chemiluminiscence
  • Tissue Culture Facility
  • Auto analyzer
  • BOD Incubator

Herbal drug Development

The Department of Pharmacognosy, has been actively engaged in the herbal research. Dedicated labs for formulation development and evaluation comprising of dissolution apparatus, HPTLC and UV spectrophotometer are in place. The Department is equipped with required infrastructure for the phytochemical investigation. Roto-vapors and large scale columns are added for purification and isolation of bio actives from natural products. Herbal dietary supplements in the form of tablets, floating tablets, herbal patches, and different herbal creams have been successfully developed and evaluated in the department. The major instruments in this department include,

  • Freez Drier
  • Soxlet Apparatus
  • Rota-vapor
  • Large Scale Columns
  • Incubator for Plant Cell Biotechnology
  • High-performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)

Clinical Research

Department of Pharmacy Practice is involved in the practice based research area by establishing various clinical services in the Shri B.M.Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre. Drug information, adverse drug reaction and medication errors and clinical toxicology were the areas of research during initial years. Current thrust areas of research includes pharmaceutical care, renal disease, respiratory disorders, patient safety, pharmacometrics, clinical toxicology and infectious disease and antibiotic stewardship and electronic documentation of pharmacy services and its impact on practice.