Undergraduate Pharmaceutics Department The undergraduate pharmaceutics department has four laboratories namely
- Pharmaceutics I, (Physical pharmacy, Modern Dispensing Practices)
- Pharmaceutics II.( Industrial Pharmacy, Pharmaceutics)
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology.
- Parenteral Section.
Postgraduate Pharmaceutics Department:
- Pilot Plant
- Research Lab
All the laboratories measure about 111.52 sq meter having good ventilation and lighting facilities along with continuous water supply. The laboratories are designed efficiently for proper storage of chemicals and glassware. These laboratories are well equipped with the latest instruments, which are listed below.
Pharmaceutics – I, Pharmaceutics II and Pharmaceutics III. Laboratory:
|Pharmaceutics Lab I||Pharmaceutics Lab I||Microbiology|
|Double distillation unit.||Capsule filling machine||Micropipettes|
|Manual Capsule Polishing Unit||Tablet disintegration test apparatus||Portable Autoclave|
|Microscopes||Tablet counter||Colony Counters|
|Conductometer.||Ampoule washing machine||Vertical Autoclave|
|Silverson’s homogenizer||High accuracy weighing balance||. Cyclomixer|
|Tablet dissolution test apparatus. 8 stations||Digital Tablet hardness tester.||Autoclaves|
|Ostwald viscometers||Conical percolator||Refrigerator|
|Sieve shaker||Clarity test apparatus||Anaerobic Jar|
|Ultra centrifuge||Ointment Sealing Machine||Incubator|
|Magnetic Stirrer||Ball Mill||Hot air oven|
|Bulk Density Apparatus||Orbital incubator shaker|
|Freeze Dryer||Fluid Bed dryer|
The Aseptic room is equipped with a full-fledged laminar airflow unit, coved floors, with class 100 environment, to give students exposure to real time environment in aseptic manufacturing. Facilities like lint free overall, positive pressure environment, manometers, separate change rooms are available which comply the norms prescribed.
Postgraduate Pharmaceutics Department:
This department has a well equipped pilot plant for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. The various equipments are:
|Research Lab||Pilot Plant|
|Probe Sanicator||Bath Sanicator||Octagonal blender.||Silverson’s homogeniser|
|Helium pycnometer||Brookfield Viscometer||Sparkler filter press||Double cone blender.|
|DSC (Mettler)||HPLC system with UV detector (Agilent)||High speed Homogenizer||Planetary mixer|
|Environmental Test Chamber||Partical Size Analyser- Zetasizer Nano ZS90 (Make- Malvern)||Sugar syrup vessel||Vessel (Jacketed)|
|Tablet Disintegration test apparatus||Spectrophotometer–Double beam||Tablet Punching Machine(Single St.)||Multi Mill|
|Eight-station Dissolution Test Apparatus||Lyophillizer||Deep Freezer||Bottle washing machine|
|Stereozoom microscope||Cryo bath||Jacketed vessel||Coating Pans|
|Spray Dryer||Ultrasonicator six(Bath Type)||Tray dryer||Propeller mixer|
|IR Moisture Balance||Water treatment plant||Penetrometer||Tablet Compression machine|
|Colloid mill||Sparkler filter press||Fluidized bed dryer|
The Various Research Activities Undertaken By Department Are:
- Colloidal drug delivery systems such as SLN, Nanosponge, liposomes, microemulsions, Mucoadhesive drug delivery system : Development and evaluation of thiolated polymers, Nasal drug delivery.
- Topical and transdermal drug delivery system development and methods of enhancing bioavailability.
- Bitterness masking using Ion exchange resins and other approaches.
- Seminar on application of QBD in formulation development was conducted.
- Polyherbal formulations and their standardization.
- Project Under Research Promotion Scheme ( AICTE) : Principal investigator Dr A R Madgulkar and Dr M R Bhalekar
- BCUD Savitribai Phule Pune University sponsored projects: 03
- Training on “microfluidization, high pressure homogenizer, UV analysis, texture analysis and animal handling were conducted for post graduate students.
- Testing and Hiring services:
- Particle size analyzer (Malvern ZS90)
- Differential Scanning Calorimenter (Mettler)
- Texture Analyzer (Brookfield)
- Dissolution test apparatus
- Brookfield viscometer
- IR Moisture balance
- HEPA filters and laminar air flow unit
- HPLC (Agilent)
- Helium pycnometer