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Dr S. Arora delivers session on Increasing API research productivity at conference organised by Assocham

Published on September 9, 2016

ASSOCHAM INDIA, organized a one-day conference on reducing dependence on imports for active pharmaceutical ingredients, APIs, at Baddi, a hub for Pharmaceutical Industries.

The Conference was chaired by Minister for Industries, Baddi and co-chaired by Mr Marwaha, Drug Controller, HP. Various senior speakers from industry and Academics conducted technical sessions, including Dr T,R. Bhardwaj, Former Prof, UIPS, Chd, Dr Munjal, Ind Swift Labs, Dr K.K. Bhutani, Acting Director, NIPER., Mohali, Dr C.S. Gautam, GMCH, Chd, Mr Marwaha, Drug Controller, HP and other dignitaries.

Over-dependence of the domestic pharmaceutical industry for APIs on China has adversely effected the growth of the pharmaceutical industry. It has also hit the country’s access to essential medicines, jeopardizing the national health security.

China accounts for 85 per cent of India’s total APIs import worth $3.9 billion, which was a reflection of the over-dependence of the country on China

Dr S. Arora, Director delivered a session on “Increasing API research productivity in Pharma Industries”. Students from B.Pharm, M.Pharm and Pharm D from CCP also attended and were certified.


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