IIIM-BioNEST Bioincubation Centre and Quality Management & Instrumentation (QMI) Division of CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu jointly organized six-month high-end training program on operation of cGMP facility for phyto-pharmaceutical drugs manufacturing. The training program on “cGMP Phytopharmaceutical Drug Development” was inaugurated by Dr. Zabeer Ahmed, Director, CSIR-IIIM, Jammu at the conference hall of the institute here today which was attended by BOG members of IIIM-TBI, faculty members and research scholars of CSIR-IIIM.
Dr Zabeer Ahmed, Director, IIIM, while addressing on the occasion, dealt upon the mandate of CSIR-IIIM and threw light on the cGMP facility and discussed the initiatives of CSIR-IIIM in imparting the skill training programs offered by the institute. He added that the six months training program under the cGMP facility will upgrade the skills of the students and make them skilled for Pharma industries. He further discussed the opportunities in the cGMP Herbal Plant Manufacturing Industry and explained how the training will benefit them in their professional lives. On this occasion, the dignitaries present released the training manual. Vikram Singh, Sr. Controller of Administration also congratulated the trainees and assured them that the institute will provide full support to trainees during their stay. Pertinently cGMP phyto-pharmaceutical facility of IIIM, Jammu is a state-of-the-art facility for extraction, formulation and packaging of the traditional (ISM) herbal medicine formulation. The facility is jointly established with the support of DST, AYUSH and CSIR-IIIM.
Dr. Deepika Singh, Head QMI Division, deliberated on the importance of phyto-pharmaceutical drugs in the coming time and how this six months elaborative training on cGMP will help the trainees in shaping their careers. Er. Anil K Katare , Incharge cGMP division, discussed about the course modules with the trainees. Earlier, while delivering the welcome address, Dr. Saurabh Saran, I/C IIIM- Technology Business Incubator, briefed them about the mandate and the activities of the institute. He further discussed that this is the first endeavor of the BioNEST incubator wherein a specific and dedicated training program on cGMP phyto-pharma is conceived and developed and he was happy to announce that the ten students of AKS University of Satna, Madhya Pradesh have registered for this program. He encouraged the trainees to take maximum benefits from the training and to make all efforts to achieve their career goals. Prominent among others who attended the inaugural session were Dr. Shashank K Singh, Dr. Suphla Gupta, Dr. Sumit G Gandhi, and Dr. P N Gupta, (All Sr. Principal Scientists), Arun Mansotra, Dr. V P Rahul, Sr. Scientist and Dr. Srinivas Kota, Scientist. Er. Ankush Varma, Coordinator, IIIM-TBI conducted the proceedings of the program and Shefali Chib presented a formal vote of thanks.