Seminar on “Reverse Engineering of Pharmaceutical Formulations’ at SMPIC of NIPER, SAS Nagar
Mohali (Gurnam Sagar): Small and Medium Pharmaceutical Industry Centre (SMPIC) has been established by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, GOI at NIPER, SAS Nagar. The centre is set up to cater the needs of Pharmaceutical industries of the nation and the centre aims at creating synergy between industry and academia. The centre develops and assists SME pharma units to meet global challenges in regulatory requirements and Good laboratory practices. The centre organizes seminars on issues related to GLP, GMP and other allied areas.
In this series, SMPIC organized a seminar on ‘Reverse Engineering of Pharmaceutical Formulations’ on 1st March, 2019. Reverse engineering is reformulation of a product’s formulation parameters. A sound reverse-engineering strategy encompasses the decoding of the reference listed drug product’s (RLD’s) quantitative formula, the solid-state characterization of the API and the manufacturing process.
The present seminar emphasized on various strategies used in deformulation of pharmaceutical formulations. Topics dealing with role of reverse engineering in development of generic products and role of dissolution in matching innovator product performance were discussed in length. Eminent speakers from industry (Mr Anuj Kumar Fanda, Senior Research Manager, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., R&D centre, Gurgaon), academia (Prof. A K Bansal, Head, Deptt. of Pharmaceutics, NIPER, Mohali) and regulatory (Mr Rajinder Kumar Harna, Retd. ADC, Haryana) delivered lectures at the forum. The seminar was well attended by about 50 personnel, from industry and students from various institutes.