RESEARCH FACILITY

SCOPE initiates collaboration between the institutional research groups and pharmaceutical companies to create and transfer new innovations to the pharma sector. The institutional research group also provides research and development services to other institutes. 

The Institute offers scientific services to research and business communities in the area of drug discovery and development. It currently employs over 25 scientists (faculty, scientific and professional staff) and carryout research projects for graduate and post graduate students…

Research area………

  • Drug Design and Synthesis
  • In vitro and In vivo Pharmacological Studies
  • Toxicological Studies
  • Herbal formulation and its standardization
  • Drug Analysis and method development
  • Formulation Development
  • Troubleshooting

Instrumentation and other facilities………….. 

SCOPE initiatives towards enriching its spectrum of pharmacy domain is seeing it moving towards associating itself with Pharma Burocrate’s through Drug Research and Development Centre laboratories who are equipped with cutting-edge technologies such as FTIR, HPLC, UV, Spray Dryer, Freeze Dryer, Cooling Centrifuge, , Gel Electrophoresis, Auto Analyzer, Fluorescent Microscopes, Rotatory Evaporator, USP Dissolution and Disintegration Apparatus, Brookfield Viscometer, Capsule Filling Machines, Coating Pan and Pilot Scale Tablet Manufacturing Unit.  Computational Chemistry lab. equipped with Chem office and Approved Animal house having rats, mice, rabbits and guinea pigs.

DEPARTMENTS

Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance

Analysis of drugs and pharmaceuticals forms the backbone of research and development in pharmaceutical industries. The department focuses on handling and training on the use modern analytical techniques such HPLC, FTIR, UV-Visible Spectroscopy, Flourimeter, Flame photometry, Karl Fischer app. etc. by the graduate and post graduate students and research scholars.

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 API and other components in various dosage forms.

The Department has collaborated with leading pharmaceutical companies for projects in UV and HPLC based analytical method development and validation. This research in Pharmaceutical Analysis & Quality Assurance resulted into generation of valuable information that had been published in national and international journals and presentation have been made by Faculty and PG Students of the Department.

The Department has funding from various non-government organizations such as Rini Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Indore; Harshavardhan Pvt. Ltd. Lab., Indore; Vamso Biotech Pvt Ltd. Dehradun And Kevin Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry  

The department of pharmaceutical chemistry is one of the branches of the institute. It is equipped with state of the art facilities to undertake academics in Bachelor and Master of pharmacy course. Presently, the department has initiated research on Designing, molecular modeling, synthesis and biological activities. In the frontier area of medicinal chemistry research, focus will be laid on synthesis, purification, characterization and evaluation of biological activities both by in-vitro and in-vivo models.

To strengthen our academic and research potential, we introduce Computer aided drug design, Docking, QSAR and Molecular modeling based projects in master of pharmacy in pharmaceutical chemistry promoting identification and validation of novel target sites for designing and synthesizing  new chemical entities having antidiabetic, antimalarial, antifungal, antitubercular, etc activities.

Research scholars, undergraduates and post-graduate students of the entire department are involved in UV and HPLC based analytical method development and its validation.

The Department has experienced and highly qualified faculty members who have been exposed to collaboration with institutions, Industries and having national and international publications.

The Department has funding from various governmental and non-government organizations such as MPCOST ; Rini Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Indore; Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd.,  Kerala; Harshavardhan Lab., Indore; Vamso Biotech Pvt Ltd. Dehradun And Kevin Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

Department of Pharmaceutics

The science and technology are associated with pharmacy has progressed enormously over the past few decades. Significant advances in understanding of diseases have necessitated the need to optimize the drug therapy. The pharmaceutical science includes emerging concepts, new theories and their practical applications in development and production of Pharmaceutical Dosage form referred to as Drug Delivery Systems.

Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics are the major branches of pharmaceutical sciences. Biopharmaceutics concerns with the relationship between the physical and chemical properties of a drug in a dosage form while Pharmacokinetics involves the application of mathematics and biochemistry in a physiologic and pharmacologic context.

The development of clinical pharmacokinetics is the culmination and logical outcome of advances in the area of pharmacokinetics, clinical pharmacology, toxicology and therapeutics.

The department works with the undergraduate and post graduate student in development of newer formulation. Formulations coming under NDDS, TDDS, nanoparticals, microspheres, dendrimers etc were formulated and query or troubleshooting involved during pilot plant scale-up and technology transfer in collaborated pharma industries were solved by the research scholars and the faculty members.

The Department was also involved with various pharma organizations such as Rini Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Indore;; Harshavardhan Lab., Indore And Kevin Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

Department of Pharmacognosy

The department of Pharmacognosy is one of the important branches of the institute. It is equipped with all the facilities to undertake academics in Bachelor and Master of pharmacy course. The department has initiated research on extraction, isolation and purification and biological evaluation of phyto-chemical. In the area of research, department is involved in isolation of phyto-constituents, its purification, and evaluation of biological activities by animal models.

Our pharmacology department is equipped with all the required instruments and animals to carry out the research activities by graduates and Post graduates in Pharmacognosy students.

In the department of Pharmacognosy, herbal and poly herbal formulation were formulated and evaluated for their antidiabetic, antioxidant, antifungal, antitussive, hepatoprotective etc type of activities.

Research scholars, undergraduates and post-graduate students of department are involved in standardization of herbal formulation based on UV and HPLC.

The Department has experienced and highly qualified faculty members who have been exposed to collaboration with institutions, Industries and having national and international publications.

The Department has funding from various governmental and non-government organizations such as MPCOST ; Rini Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Indore; Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd.,  Kerala; Harshavardhan Lab., Indore; Vamso Biotech Pvt Ltd. Dehradun And Kevin Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

Department of Pharmacology

The department of pharmacology is equipped with all the required instruments and animals to carry out the research activities by the graduates and Post graduates in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

In the department of pharmacology, we learn about the action of various on the living tissues and then this knowledge is extended to the treatment of various diseases and thus forms the science of therapeutics.

The staff members of pharmacology Department are actively involved as research coordinators in executing projects related to diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular system, psychopharmacology, drug delivery system and preclinical studies and toxicological evaluation.

A well equipped certified animal house is maintained by the Department in which herbal formulation, synthesized compounds were evaluated for their antidiabetic, antioxidant, antifungal, antitussive, hepatoprotective etc type of activities.

The Department of Pharmacology is equipped with equipments include: Polyrite, Non-invasive Blood Pressure Recorder, Auto analyzer, Computer attached Photo microscopy, Organ Bath, Operation Table, Haemocytometer, Haemoglobinometer, Analgesiometer, Convulsometer etc.

The Department has experienced and highly qualified faculty members who have been exposed to collaboration with institutions, Industries and having national and international publications.

The Department has collaboration with various organizations such as Rini Life Science Pvt. Ltd., Indore; Vamso Biotech Pvt Ltd. Dehradun And Kevin Care Pvt. Ltd., Chennai.

LABORATORIES

Pharmaceutics labs

The laboratories are equipped with new as well as conventional gadgets like Freeze Dryer, Spray Dryer, Tablet Machines, Capsule Filling Machines, Coating Pan, probe Sonicator, Brookfield Viscometer, USP Dissolution Rate Apparatus, Disintegration Apparatus, Friability Apparatus, Ovens, Shakers, Stirrers, Homogenizers,, etc. The working platforms have adequate water, gas and electricity supply. Each lab has attached storeroom, balance room and instrument room.

Pharmaceutical Chemistry Labs

Two laboratories for Pharmaceutical Chemistry experimentation are there in the Institute. Both the labs have all working amenities including the bio-safety hood and attached storeroom, balance room and instrument room having IR, HPLC, UV, Rotatory Evaporator, Gel Electrophoresis, Flame Photometer, Cooling Centrifuge, Karl Fischer etc.

Pharmacognosy Labs

Pharmacognosy Labs, equipped with required gadgets like Trinocular Microscope, Extractors, Column for Chromatography etc. Labs have a collection of around 200 crude drug samples and are substantiated with Medicinal Garden.

Pharmacology Labs

Pharmacology lab is fitted with conventional equipments like Organ Bath, Operation Table, Autoanalyzer, Haemocytometer, Haemoglobinometer, Analgesiometer, Convulsometer etc. An Animal house, which house rabbits, rats, guinea pigs etc. supports the lab.

Computer Center

A fully developed computer center with 25 interconnected terminals provides computational facilities to the students and researchers. The center is equipped with Internet connectivity and printing facilities and provides accessibility for 12 hours on working days.

LIST OF INSTRUMENT’S

S.No. Name of Instrument
1 16 Station Tablet Machine
2 Actophotometer
3 Ampoule Sealing Machine
4 Analgesiometer
5 Analytical Balance
6 Analytical Balance
7 Aseptic Cabinet
8 Auto Analyzer
9 Auto Clave
10 Ball Mill
11 BOD Incubator
12 Brookfield viscometer
13 Bulk Density  App.
14 Capsule Filling Machine
15 Cell Crusher
16 Centrifuge
17 Collapsible Tube Sealing Machine
18 Colony Counter
19 Colorimeter
20 Compressor Unit
21 Cooks Pole Climbing Apparatus
22 Cooling Centrifuge
23 Desiccators
24 Dhona balance
25 Digital Balance (Pocket)
26 Digital Conductivity Meter
27 Digital pH Meter
28 Digital Telethermometer
29 Disintegration Apparatus
30 Dissolution Test Apparatus
31 Distillation Apparatus
32 Double Distillation (Glass)
33 Double Distillation Unit
34 Double Organ Bath
35 Electroconvulsometer
36 Electronic Balance
37 Flame Photometer
38 Freeze Dryer
39 Friability App.
40 Fuming Hood
41 Hand Grinder
42 Hardness Tester
43 Heating Mantle
44 Histamine Chamber
45 Homogenizer
46 Hot Air Oven
47 Hot Plate
48 HPLC
49 Humidity chamber
50 Incinerator
51 Incubator
52 Ion Exchanger
53 IR Moisturizer Balance
54 IR Spectrophotometer
55 Isolated Organ Bath
56 KFR Apparatus
57 Kips Apparatus
58 Laminar Air Flow
59 Magnetic Stirrer
60 Melting Point Apparatus
61 Metabolic Cage
62 Micro-Centrifuge
63 Micropipette
64 Microscope
65 Microtome
66 Microwave Oven
67 Mono-ocular Microscope
68 Muffle Furnace
69 Ointment Filling Machine
70 Orbital Shaker
71 Oven 18″18″18″
72 Paper Strip Horizontal Electrophoresis
73 Percolator
74 pH Meter
75 Plathismometer
76 Potentiometer
77 Polarimeter
78 Pressure Cooker
79 Programmable Environmental Test Chamber
80 Refractometer
81 Respirometer
82 Rota Rod
83 Rotating Drum
84 Rotatory Evaporate Fuming
85 Rotatory Vaccume Evaporator
86 Sieve
87 Sieve Shaker
88 Single Station Tablet Machine
89 Spray dryer
90 Suppository Mold
91 Trinocular Microscope
92 Ultra Violet Cabinet
93 UV Spectrophotometer 1700
94 UV Spectrophotometer 1800
95 Vaccume Pump
96 Vertical Shaker
97 Vertical Stirrer
98 Vortex Shaker

INSTITUTE HAS DEVELOPED RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS WITH FOLLOWING INDUSTRIES

  • Universal Corporation Ltd, Kenya
  • Rini Life Sciences Pvt Ltd., Indore (M.P.)
  • Harshavardhan Lab., Indore (M.P.)
  • Vamso Biotech Pvt Ltd., Dehradun, Uttarakhand
  • Cavinkare Pvt. Ltd., Chennai
  • P. Council of Science & Technology Project (MPCOST).
  • Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd., Kerala.
  • Marico Industries Pvt Ltd, Mumbai
  • Promed Laboratories Pvt Ltd, Indore (M.P.)
  • Pure Pharma Ltd, Indore (M.P.)

PRE-CLINICAL RESEARCH FACILITY

ANIMAL HOUSE

Animal House Facility

The institutional animal house facility is available to boost the teaching, training and research facilities and to meet the growing demand for high quality laboratory animals in emergent field of Experimental Pharmacology. Qualified veterinarians and technical personnel are always at hand to help carry out research and keep it in accordance with the standards established by the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA).

Animal Care

The institute has a well established Animal House, registered by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. It has facilities to house rats, mice and rabbits. All efforts are made to maintain the animals under controlled environmental conditions [Temperature (22-26°C), Relative Humidity (60 ± 10 %), and 12 hr alternate light and dark cycle] with 100 % fresh air exchange in animal rooms and uninterrupted power and water supply. The support staffs ensures that every part of animal care including feeding, watering, restraining, cage cleaning, record keeping and ordering of animals, feeds, bedding materials and equipment from outside sources are monitored. The animals themselves are isolated from human habitation and guarded from dust, smoke, noise, wild rodents, insects and birds-in fact anything that would disturb their habitat. A high degree of hygienic conditions around the animals are maintained as per the CPCSEA guidelines. The Institutional Animal Ethics Committee (IAEC) has been set up to monitor research proposals of students and faculty members involving animal study and give permissions for the same after thorough scrutiny.

Research Projects

Currently the IAEC has approved the following teaching and research programs:

  • Toxicological studies
  • Anti-inflammatory studies
  • Diuretic studies
  • Anti-diarrhoeal studies
  • Hepatoprotective studies
  • Anti-diabetic studies
  • Immunomodulatory studies
  • Ulcer protective studies
  • Analgesic studies
  • Anti tussive studies
  • Antilithiatic studies
  • Nephroprotective studies
  • Hair growth studies
  • Sexual dysfunction studies