Industry Visit in SAGA Laboratories
An Industrial visit to Saga Laboratories, Changodar, Gujarat, was organized by School of Life Sciences, Rai University on 12th April, 2018 and 19th April, 2018. Saga laboratories are an Indian Pharmaceutical company based in Ahmedabad, India and was established in 1981. It is an eminent company having global presence and dominance involved in manufacturing and supplying finished pharmaceuticals products and is one of the largest suppliers of medicines. The company is unwavering in its determination to attain excellence in all that it does and sets the highest standards for itself in the areas of health, safety, quality, cost and research and development programs.
More than 60 students from B.Sc. Microbiology, B.Sc. Biotechnology, B.Tech. Biotechnology, M.Sc. Microbiology, M.Sc. Biotechnology, B.Sc. and M.Sc. Chemistry from all the semesters got an invaluable chance to explore the premises and procure the knowledge from the eminent experts and the scientists present at the premises.
They visited various sections in the manufacturing and quality control department. In the manufacturing department students were showed and explained about various techniques that are used to process the active chemical compound into finished medicine. They were demonstrated powder formulation, drug coating, capsule formation and various methods of drug packaging to name a few. Students were taught about the quality control techniques in the quality control department by the trained staff of the department. Techniques and instruments like High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Spectrophotometry, Polarimetry, Turbidometer, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Ultrasonic bath, Microbiological testing techniques, Viscosity meter, etc were demonstrated and explained in details.
A separate Q&A session was held to take note of any queries of the students and clear their doubts regarding any of the process or instrument. Session was concluded with a brief explanation on current research work done at Saga Laboratories. Students were imbibed with scientific awareness, sensitization, socio ethical acceptance and adoption to the potentials and application of pharmaceutics by the visit.