National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education & Research (NIPER) has organized a two-week training programme on “Pharmaceutical Quality by Design: A Risk Based Approach”, from September 13 to September 23.

This programme is sponsored by the ministry of external affairs under Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) and Special Commonwealth Assistance for Africa Programme (SCAAP).

21 participants from 13 countries with background of drug regulatory, pharmacist and quality control, are attending this course.

NIPER conducts such training courses sponsored by ministry of external affairs for the past 15 years. About 21 participants from countries like Armenia, Bangladesh, Cuba, Egypt, Ethopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Palestine, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Sudan are attending the workshop.

Explaining objective of the course, Professor Sanjay Jachak, course coordinator, said that QbD is important for all products including generics and biotech products.  Analytical testing is important and plays a key role in QbD.  The goal of QbD is to bring medicines to patients in a more reliable way.  Manufacturers will see production improvements with significantly reduced batch failures, stock-outs.

Wing Commander PJPS Waraich (retd.), registrar of the institute, briefed participants about various administrative facilities and requirements.

Source: Times of India