Saturday, 30 May 2015

Mohi's first blogpost_About pharmacy profession

I welcome all the readers of this blog whether they belong to pharmacy profession or any other related field. The initiative taken by Pharma literati is to be applauded and genuflected and I am agog to write for this blog in future and especially for the upliftment of pharmacy professionals from my beautiful valley called Kashmir. A very minute and small contribution from each one of us should bring laurels to the field of pharmacy. It is always that single drops contribute for making oceans.
 
Since the inception of pharmacy from 9th century from Middle East the profession of pharmacy has undergone so many changes. And overall scenario lies that India is going to emerge as super power in pharmaceutical industry by the year 2020. I hope this Vision 2020 is 100% up to our expectations and prognostications from economists.
 
Greeks were the patrons of pharmacy and all the pharma knowing people might be well aware of this fact that word pharmacy originated from word PHARMAKON. The schism of pharmacy from medicine took place in 19th century and since then it has travelled a long journey from compounding and dispensing of elixirs, spirits, powders and mixtures to full grown 20 billion dollar industry which contributes to economy of India as second major. It ranks as third largest manufacturer of pharmaceuticals in global market in terms of volume of sales and the growth of the industry is 13% per year and one of the biggest API producers in the world.
 
One more interesting thing is that the multinational companies investing in research and development in India may save up to 30% to 50% of the incurred. The cost of hiring a research chemist is 5 times more in US than its counterpart India also the cost of performing clinical trials in India is one tenth of the cost incurred in US. Simultaneously the cost of performing research in India is one eighth of the cost incurred in US.
 
Despite having such a big podium for pharmaceutical Industry somewhere there are loop holes that prevent the pharmacy graduates and post graduates to acknowledge their expertise in the field. Although India has a large pool of well trained and qualified pharmacy professionals but still pharmacy education is not included to be a part of health care system. The hard work, dedication and perseverance a pharmacy student puts into his /her subject does not yield him/her those opportunities and fields for which he/she yearns.
 
I hope Pharma literati will provide such a platform for future pharmacy professionals to excel and   outshine in their profession. Again approbation to Pharma literati people who have initiated such a forum where in qualified pharmacy professionals can grow and outstrip.
 
Mohi Durakshan

Pharma academic research - Indian patent applications published on 29th May 2015

Dear All,
Every week of thousands of patent applications are published in India. The patent applications filed by the pharma academic research institutes in India go un-noticed.
 
We publish a list of Indian applications published related to pharma academics. This would provide us an idea about the kind of academic research being carried out in these institutes. For details of these patents, please write back to us at pharmaliterati@gmail.com
 
Indian patent applications published on 29th May 2015
Invention
Application No
Inventors
Institute
Hydrogel-Linked Nanocarrier Systems For Intravesical Drug Delivery
985/MUM/2013
1)Prof. Rinti Banerjee
 2)Shruti Guha Sarkar
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Novel Benzimidazoles As Antimicrobials
1323/KOL/2013
1)Ganguly,Swastika
 2)Yadav,Geeta
Dept. of Pharmaceutical
Sciences ,
Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi.
Property of cashew gum as sustained release polymer in sustained release tablet
1825/MUM/2015 A
1)Bhagyashree Tulashidas Chothe
Not known
An effective herbal formulation for the treatement of vascular headaches and process for the preparation thereof
1932/MUM/2013 A
1)Dr. Rangari Vinod Domaji
2)Mrs. Upadhye Kanchan Prasad
3)Dr. Mathur Vijay Bhagwanswarup
S.L.T. Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Guru Ghasidas Vishwavidyalaya (Central University),
Koni, Bilaspur.
Nasal formulation of Chlorpromazine
1986/MUM/2013 A
1)Pradnya Gore
2)Pushparaj Shetty
3)Dr (Mrs) Mala D. Menon
Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai.
 
 

Friday, 29 May 2015

Meet our bloggers_Mohi Durakshan

Dear All,
We had posted about bloggers joining our team.
See http://pharmaliterati.blogspot.in/2015/05/bloggers-required.html

We are pleased to welcome our first blogger, Mrs Mohi Durakshan from Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir. She is currently working as a pharmacist in
"Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences". She brings with her 14 years of experience as a pharmacist.
 
She has done her B. Pharma in 1997 from University of Kashmir and M. Pharma with distinction from University of Kashmir. She is also a freelancer for an English newspaper.
 
We welcome Mohi to our team and wish a luck in the endeavour. To join as a blogger with Pharma Literati team, send your CV to pharmaliterati@gmail.com
 
Team Pharma Literati.
 

 

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Training of IPR – Patents, Trademarks, Designs

Who can join RGNIIPM Training:
·   Professors, Lecturers, Research scholars etc. 
·   Students from perusing Law or Science or commerce etc.
·   Lawyers, IPR attorney / Patent /TMR agents / Legal Advisors, Consultants etc.
·   Professionals from Industries, Research & Development and Scientists etc.
·   Officials from IPR cell, KPO / LPO  professionals, etc.
·   Doctors, Engineers, Pharma professionals, CA, Company Secretary etc.
·   OR Any interested person.
 
Venue of Training :
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Intellectual Property Management,
Behind Air India, Near Nagpur university, Civil Lines, Nagpur – 440 001
 
Training Timing:    9.30 AM to 6.00 PM

Training Schedule:
Duration of training program
Training Program
Training Program to be held on
Normal Training Fees
(Rs)
Fee for Students / research Scholar (Rs)
Fee for 5 or more participants from single Organis.
Fee for 11 or more participants from single Organis.
2 Days
Patent filing & processing
8-9
June  2015
4000
2000
3000
2000
3 Days
TM, Design, GI filing procedure
10-12
June
2015
6000

3000
4500
3000
5 Days
Patent filing Patent Processing,
Patent Drafting
8 to 12
June 2015
10000
5000
7500
5000
2 Days
Patent Search
16-17
July 2015
4000
2000
3000
2000
3 Days
Patent filing &
Drafting
13 -15
July 2015
6000

3000
4500
3000
 
Note for fee concessions*
  • ·  50 % fee concession on training fee for Students and Research scholars in India.
  • · 25% concession on training fee for any organization / Department nominating 5 or more participants for a single training program. This concession will not be applicable to students, research scholars
  • · 50% concession in training fee for any organization / Department nominating 11 or more participants for a single training program. This concession will not be applicable to students, research scholars.
*All participants seeking concession in normal training fees will be asked to provide a  self-attested copy of bonafide certificate / copy of Identity card from the respective organization/recent photo identity card of Institute/ Identity card from the respective organization and should bring original at the time of training.
 
For further details & registration you can contact to:-
  • Mr Jaiswal (9422812261)              
  • Mr Turankar (9422809065)                   
  • Mr Patil (9922453057)
  • Mrs. C. Satpute (Ph. No. 0712-2540920) 
  • Shri Pankaj P Borkar, (0712- 2542961 / 9224425777) 
 
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management (RGNIIPM) is a Central Government Institute under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry engaged in conducting Training, Awareness programs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) i.e.  Patents, Designs, Trademarks & Geographical Indications.
 

A welcome move by Glenmark_Price cuts for Anti-cancer drugs

In a welcome move by India's leading pharmaceutical drug producer Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, the company has reduced the price for Erleva (erlotinib), Geftib (gefitinib) and Pexotra (pemetrexed) by about 55-70%. These drugs are used for the treatment of lung cancer.
 
 
The new prices of cancer drugs are as follows:
  • Erleva (150 mg, 30 tablets) is Rs 9,700 (drop of 67.66% ),
  • Geftib tablets 250 mg (1 box of 3 strips of 10 tablets each) is Rs 3,999 (drop of 63.63% );
  • Pexotra injection 100 mg (1 vial) is Rs 2,000 (fall of 56% ) and
  • Pexotra injection 500 mg (1 vial) is Rs 8,000 (fall of 60.87%).
 
Sujesh Vasudevan, executive VP, Glenmark, told DNA that more price reductions in different segments of the company's cancer drug portfolio are on the cards.
 
 

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical management_NMIMS

Dear All,
NMIMS announces the admissions for Executive MBA in Pharmaceutical Management.
 
This is a highly focused course for those working men and women executives/managers who are already graduates and are working in Pharmaceutical Companies. This is an opportunity for them, to learn from the best in the industry while they continue to work. The program allows them to understand the business holistically & take on greater business responsibilities at work thereby enhancing their career prospects. The tailor-made weekend program provides them an opportunity to pursue their MBA degree despite their busy work schedule.
 
Fees: 4,50,000 Rs.
 
Eligibility: Graduation + 3 years work experience.
 
Deadline for application: 5th July 2015.
 
 
 
 

European Regulatory agency re-confirms suspension of drugs due to faulty Clinical data

European Regulatory agency (EMA) recently re-confirmed the suspension of drug suspensions of various products. This list includes products of various companies including
  • Abbott
  • Apotex,
  • Mylan,
  • Ratiopharm,
  • Teva,
  • Takeda,
  • Accord,
  • Generics (UK) ltd,
  • Glenmark,
  • Sandoz,
  • Wockhardt,
  • Actavis,
  • Stada,
  • Orion,
  • Ranbaxy,
  • Zydus,
  • Lupin,
  • Betapharm,
  • Panacea Biotec,
  • Unichem,
  • Genepharm,
  • Torrent,
  • Dr. Reddy's labs,
  • Alembic,
  • FDC Pharma,
  • Morningside healthcare
See the entire list of products and the companies at
 

Monday, 25 May 2015

Talent pool hunt for pharmacy graduates


Bloggers required

Dear All,
We @ pharma literati require bloggers for our blog. This is an opportunity to work with a team of passionate pharma professionals, students and faculties across India with lots of perks and benefits and learning opportunities. 

This is a part time activity and the intellectuals need to put 3-4 hours a week as per the requirement from their own location.  As such, there is no remuneration available with the position. However, a certificate would be provided by team Pharma Literati.

Please feel free to get in touch along with your CV to pharmaliterati@gmail.com

Team Pharma Literati

Interviews for the readers

Dear Readers,
         Thanks for the overwhelming response to the blog and the posts. In an effort to bridge the gap between industry and the academia, we would be publishing the interviews of personnel in the industry, their expectations from the academia and their viewpoints about the pharmacy profession and industry in India.

In this series, we would line up interviews from academia as well. If you believe, your opinion matters to the industry and the students, do let us know and we would arrange for the interview soon. 

Please write us back at pharmaliterati@gmail.com

Team Pharma Literati. 

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Pharma academic research - Indian patent applications published on 22nd May 2015

Dear All,
Every week of thousands of patent applications are published in India. The patent applications filed by the pharma academic research institutes in India go un-noticed.
We publish a list of Indian applications published related to pharma academics. This would provide us an idea about the kind of academic research being carried out in these institutes.
For details of these patents, please write back to us at pharmaliterati@gmail.com

Indian patent applications published on 22nd May 2015


Invention
Application No
Inventors
Institute
A Solid Catalyst Composition And A Process For Its Preparation
3358/DEL/2013
1)Ali Amjad
 2)Kumar Dinesh
Thapar University

Friday, 22 May 2015

Book series on Nanobiomedicine

Dear All,
Professor K K Bhutani, director, NIPER, Mohali and Dr VSV Vadlamudi Rao, president, Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Mumbai recently released a book series on Naobiomedicine in Chandigarh.

The book is published by M/s Studium Press, Houston, USA, with ISBN No.: 1-62699-051-6.

The details of the six- volume series include:
Volume
Details
Editors
1
Nanomedicine
·    Prof Jagat R Kanwar, Deakin University, Australia;
·    Prof O P Katare, Panjab University, India.
2
Nanopharmaceuticals
·    Prof Kamalinder K Singh; University of Central Lancashire, UK;
·    Dr Gurvinder S Rekhi, University of Georgia, USA.
3
Nanotheranostics
·   Prof Mandip S Sachdeva; Florida A&M University, USA;
·   Dr Anton Liopo, TomoWave Laboratories Inc, USA.
4
Nanostructured Drug Delivery
·   Prof Suresh P Vyas, Vice-Chancellor, Dr Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, India;
·   Prof Indu Pal Kaur, Panjab University, India.
5
Medical Nanobiotechnology
·    Prof Sanjeev Puri, Panjab University, India;
·    Dr Swaranjit S Cameotra, IMTECH, Chandigarh, India.
6
Drug Nanocarriers
·      Prof Narendra K Jain, Dr H.S. Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar, India;
·      Prof O P Katare, Panjab University, India.
Details: