Biological Assays

Biological methods, Standard preparations and units of activity, Bioassay of antibiotics, Bioassay of insulin injection, Assay of prepared digitalis and Assay of Vitamin D

Alcohol Determination

Alcoholometric methods, Problem during distillation of alcohol, Method for liquids containing less than 30% or more than 30% alcohol and special treatment before distillation.

Alkaloidal Drug Assay

Weighing for assay, Extraction of drugs, Maceration, Percolation, Continuous extraction, Purification of Alkaloids and determination of alkaloids

Quality Assurance Of Vaccines

Introduction, Quality measures for stability of vaccines, potency testing, and post market surveillance of vaccines.

Miscellaneous Determinations And Tests

Determination of weight/ml, Water/Moisture content, Loss on Drying, Evaluation of Ointments, Ash contents and Alkalinity of Glass

Statistical Interpretation Of Quality Control Charts During Manufacturing Processes

Statistical Interpretation Of Quality Control Charts      During Manufacturing Processes


Practical of the subject shall be designed from time to time on the basis of the above mentioned theoretical topics and availability of the facilities, e.g. Determination of alcohol contents in the Pharmaceutical preparations and Pyrogen test. Sterility test, Determination of Ash contents, Determination of Moisture contents, Determination of total solids, Determination of viscosity of syrups, gels etc. (Note: A minimum of 10 practicals will be performed).