B.Sc. (H) Chemistry 4th semester and 6th semester students visited Kimia Biosciences Ltd. (formerly Laurel organics Ltd.) on 20th Feb 2020, with Dr. Sonika Sethi and Dr. Priyanka Sharma.
Kimia Biosciences Ltd. is engaged in manufacturing of bulk drugs addressing to various high potential therapeutic segments and maximum emphasis is laid on Quality Assurance of products and procedures. They have the state of the art manufacturing facility, a dedicated quality control and quality assurance unit along with a R&D laboratory that enables it to produce wide range of APIs.
The objective of the visit was to make students understand about research & development, Quality control & assurance and safety measure taken in pharmaceutical industries.
The visit started with interaction of R & D head with the students who discussed about company profile, various units at the plant, market share, their protocols, the procedures/steps to make and market a drug etc. Students were taken to different labs i.e. Chemical Research Department, Analytical Research Department, GC Lab, Wet Lab, Hydrogenation Lab & Stability Chambers where they were explained about different experimental procedures and instruments. Students also interacted with the Scientists, and Research associates working in the Lab.
Then a tour was organised to the manufacturing plant for large scale production during which all the techniques were shown & also proper waste disposal methods were discussed. The students were shown the Effluent treatment plant and explained about the functioning and working of the plant.
It was a great experience for the students as they have gained a lot of information and knowledge.