PHARMACEUTICS is a branch of the pharmacy field that carries the impression of pharmacy profession:
In general, it encompasses the areas that involve designing, formulating and presenting a therapeutically useful chemical entity in a most appropriate drug delivery system such as tablets, capsules, syrups, etc. Pharmaceutics endeavors to make administration of medicine compliant and effective for the patient. The comprehensive study of this subject necessitates the integration of physical, chemical and biological principles, as applicable to all the components of drug delivery systems. In the present scenario, the discovery of new drug entities has enabled the development of new drug delivery systems, advanced production processes and the latest machinery for the manufacture of superior quality products providing wide scope to the research and development in this field. This subject along with its related subjects is well distributed in the B.Pharm. curriculum. Pharmaceutics deals with the study of various dosage forms, cosmetics, etc and related manufacturing processes. Modern Dispensing Practices deals with contemporary principles and practices in the dispensing of medication. Physical Pharmacy deals with the application of Physico-chemical principles in designing of dosage form and drug action. Pharmaceutical Microbiology gives an idea of the various aspects of microorganisms, their role in the pathogenesis of the disease, the effect on formulation and industrial applications. Biopharmaceutics involves the study of different factors such as biological, physicochemical and formulation aspects that influence the therapeutic efficiency of a drug.
Departmental Staff :
- A.R. Madgulkar (Professor and Principal)
- M. R. Bhalekar (Professor)
- M.R.P. Rao (Associate Professor)
- Shivani. H. Rao (Assistant Professor)
- Mrs Reshma N Mirajkar (Assistant Professor)
- Mithun M. Bandiwadekar (Assistant Professor)
- Rahul Padalkar (Assistant Professor)
- Jitendra Gajabe (Assistant Professor)
- Mrs Prinkle Kudale
- Tejaswini Jagtap
Supporting Staff :
- Vijay Kolambe (Lab Assistant)
- S.R. Patil (Lab Assistant)
- Sachin Kasbe(Lab Assistant)
- Kiran Satpute (Peon)
Undergraduate Pharmaceutics Department The undergraduate pharmaceutics department has four laboratories namely
- Pharmaceutics I, Pharmaceutics II and Pharmaceutics III.
- Physical Pharmacy.
- Pharmaceutical Microbiology.
- Parenteral Section.
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.
|Zetasizer Nano ZS90 (Make- Malvern)
|Tablet Compression Machine
Pharmaceutics – I, Pharmaceutics II and Pharmaceutics III. Laboratory:
|Tablet disintegration test apparatus
|Friability test apparatus.
|Capsule filling machine.
|Clarity test apparatus
|Ampoule washing machine
|Tablet hardness tester.
|High accuracy weighing balance
|Tablet counting machine.
|Tablet dissolution test apparatus.
|R & D Coater
|High-Performance Liquid Chromatography
Physical Pharmacy Lab:
|Double distillation unit.
|Manual Capsule Polishing Unit
|Ointment Sealing Machine
|Bulk Density Apparatus
|Turbidity Testing Apparatus
|Fluid Bed Dryer
|High Pressure Homogenizer
Pharmaceutical Microbiology Lab:
This laboratory has a special media preparation room:
|Hot air oven
|Orbital incubator shaker
The Aseptic room is an aseptic area, which is equipped with a full-fledged laminar airflow unit
Postgraduate Pharmaceutics Department:
This department has a well-equipped pilot plant for undergraduate as well as postgraduate students. The various equipments are:
|Double cone blender.
|HPLC system with a UV detector (Agilent)
|Sparkler filter press
|Sugar syrup vessel
|Rotary multitooling Tablet compression machine –Rimek (Karnavati)
|Spray dryer ( Lab Ultima
|Tablet Disintegration test m/c
|Lyophilizer ( Labconco)
|Environmental Test Chamber
|Six-station Dissolution Test Apparatus (Lab India)
|Bottle washing machine
|Hand operated capsule filling machine
|Tray dryer (Gem Pharma)
|Fluidized bed dryer.
|Sparkler filter press
|Partical Size Analyser- Zetasizer Nano ZS90 (Make- Malvern)
|Spray dryer ( Labultima)
|R & D Coater
|High Pressure Homogenizer (GEA Italy)
|Texture Analyzer ( Brookfield)
Linked in profile address of
Dr Mangesh Bhalekar https://www.linkedin.com/in/mangesh-bhalekar-a8788125/
Dr Rahul Padalkar https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/rahulpadalkar
Mrs Prikle Kudale https://www.linkedin.com/in/prinkle-kudale-685012165
As a part of effort to improve student skills and help them perform the invivo studies in ethical manner a hands on workshop was arranged by Dr M R Bhalekar and Dr S V Tembhurne for students of M Pharm Pharmaceutics who have filled form B for conducting invivo studies as per CPCSEA and non teaching (lab assistants
Students learnt correct handling techniques of rats and mice and also the techniques to administer the drugs by various routes of administration. The technique to withdraw blood samples were also studied..