Wednesday, 22 November 2017

3rd session for CPIPR Sept to Dec 2017 Batch conducted

3rd module for the CPIPR September to December 2017 session has been uploaded on facebook and youtube. It can be accessed free of cost for everyone.

The lecture is delivered by Mayank Gupta, Manager, Sun Pharma.


Thursday, 16 November 2017

NAAC Accreditation results_30th October 2017_Pharmacy Colleges

On 30th October, NAAC published the results for the accreditation by the 28th Standing Committee-30th October 2017. Following pharmacy institutions were accredited in the 1st Cycle. No pharmacy institute was accredited in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th cycle.

Name of the institution
Annamacharya College of Pharmacy, New
Boyanapalli, Rajampet, Kadapa – 516216.
Andhra Pradesh
Seven Hills College of Pharmacy,
Venkatramapuram, Tanepally,
Ramachandrapuram, Tirupati, Chittoor –
Andhra Pradesh
Indira Institute of Pharmacy, Sadavali,
Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri – 415804
Kalyani Charitable Trusts Ravindra Gambhirrao Sapkal College of Pharmacy, Nashik – 422213
Shree Chanakya Education Society's Indira
College of Pharmacy, Tathawade, Pune –
St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research,
Palghar – 401404
JDT Islam College of Pharmacy,
Vellimadukunnu, Kozhikode – 673012

Pharma Literati team provides assistance to the pharmacy institutions in various capacities. Please see the details:

Thursday, 9 November 2017

National National Convergence of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Biomedical Technology - CPSBT 2018

At NIPER Ahmedabad, on 13th to 15th Feb, 2018.

• Drug Design & Discovery
• Biotherapeutics
• Formulation Development of Natural & Synthetic Molecules
• Analytical QbD in Pharmaceutical Development
• Implantable Medical Devices
• Pharmacological Evaluation of Therapeutics
Abstract Submission Opens: November 1, 2017.
Abstract Submission Closes: December 31, 2017
Online Registration Opens: November 1, 2017.
Early bird Registration Closes: December 31, 2017.
On Spot Registration: February 13, 2018.

JOB Fair at NIPER Ahmedabad on 16th February 2018

Job Fair Registration Form
Supported by Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Government of India ,16th February 2018
To confirm participation, send duly filled registration form/ scanned copy along with DD/RTGS/NEFT transfer of Rs.1000/-(Rs.1500/- after 31st December 2017) as registration fees in favor of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER)- Ahmedabad payable at Gandhinagar.
The bank details for RTGS/NEFT transfer are as under:
Account Name : NIPER Ahmedabad Conference
Account No : 37271317266
IFSC : SBIN0008434

All communication should be addressed, To the Registrar, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research- Ahmedabad, Opposite Air force Station, Palaj, Gandhinagar-382355, Gujarat,

  • Participants are requested to mail/ bring sufficient copies of their CV to submit the same to different companies.
  • Should you have any query, please feel free to contact any of our organizing committee members: (+91-9099069333); (+91-80 00247141); (+91-743 606 9955)

One Day Seminar on Medical Devices: Current Needs and Solutions-14th November 2017

Event: One Day Seminar on Medical Devices: Current Needs and Solutions.

Where: NIPER, Ahmedabad.

When: 14th November, 2017.


Large merger and acquisitions back in Indian pharma

The Rs 3600 crore acquisition of Unichem's domestic business by Torrent Pharma has brought the mojo back into India pharma's merger and acquisition scene, which was eluding large deals in the past few years.
Concerns related to the US market, which contributes major revenues for most of the leading firms, increasing regulatory concerns and price controls in the domestic market were forcing drug majors to be cautious in jumping into big deals. The struggle of leader Sun Pharma to digest its biggest acquisition, Ranbaxy Laboratories, also made drug firms cautious in executing large M&As.
Sun and Ranbaxy had merged in February 2015 in a cashless share transaction worth $3.2 billion, after an year of announcing the deal. Thereafter Indian pharma was not witnessing any large mergers.
Indian drug firms' domestic business was always an attraction for multinationals to get a footprint in India. In the largest ever transaction so far, Ajay Piramal had sold his formulation business to Abbott for nearly Rs18,000 crore in 2010. Three years later, Strides Arcolab had sold its subsidiary to Mylan for about Rs 10,000 crore. In the same year, Torrent made a Rs 2000 crore acquisition of some attractive local brands belonging to Elder Pharma.
A recent data from Grant Thornton Advisory says there were only 27 M&A deals in pharma and healthcare sector so far in 2017, valued at $719 million, compared to 54 deals valued at $4.7 billion in calendar year 2016. (After this report, Lupin acquired Symbiomix Therapeutics for $150 million and now the Rs 3600 crore Torrent-Unichem deal happened).
Two of the largest acquisitions so far this year were Piramal Enterprises' buyout of Mallinckrodt's certain drugs for $171 million and Aurobindo Pharma's acquisition of Portuguese firm Generis Farmaceutica $142.5 million.
Leading drug firms like Sun Pharma, Lupin, Zydus Cadila, Aurobindo etc. are searching for acquisitions in the specialty segment in the US market and brands or firms like Unichem in the domestic market, say investment bankers. Most of the leading firms are sitting on cash, but scrutiny is intense now due to experiences in the past. High valuations are also a roadblock in many deals, they say.

Monday, 6 November 2017

Goa college of Pharmacy organizes 2nd Annual International Conference on Intellectual Property

2nd Annual International Conference on Intellectual Property (IP) is being organized by Goa – Center for Excellence in Intellectual Property (G-CEIP) in association with Goa College of Pharmacy on Nov. 16-17, 2017 at Goa College of Pharmacy, Panaji, Goa INDIA. The Theme of conference being Intellectual Property Matters: Prosecution to Litigation.
Experts in the field across the globe are invited as resource faculty to update delegates on the recent advances related to various aspects of IP from generation to preservation and protection. The Program is expected to attract over 100 delegates from the industry and academia from India and overseas. Experts in the field across the globe are invited as resource faculty to update delegates on the recent advances related to various aspects of IP from generation to preservation and protection. The Program is expected to attract over 100 delegates from the industry and academia from India and overseas.

Friday, 3 November 2017

22nd national convention on pharmacognosy and International conference_Jan 20-21, 2018

Presenting Pharm-Inquista (A PHARMACAD Initiative)

Learning is always fun if done in the Play Way.

A Pharma Crossword based on *GPAT / NIPER and General Awareness.* 
Helping students to Practice and Prepare for Competitive Exams. 

Solve the Crossword and send us the response at: **

*The First 3 correct responses will awarded a certificate of excellence by PHARMACAD.*

Last date of Submitting the response : *5th November 2017.*

For any queries contact: 983347166 / 9619573372