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Pharmaceutics is the discipline of pharmacy that deals with all facets of the process of turning a new chemical entity (NCE) into a safe and effective medication. Pharmaceutics is the science of dosage form design. Pharmaceutics deals with the formulation of a pure drug substance into a dosage form.
Pharmaceutics is a subject that is included in all four years of B.Pharm. Apart from this, Pharmaceutics department handles the following subjects:
Physical Pharmacy: This subject deals with application of physical chemical principles to problems in the pharmaceutical sciences.
Pharmaceutical Engineering: Is the study of machinery involved in large scale manufacturing of dosage forms. Microbiology: The branch of biology that deals with microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms. Dispensing Pharmacy: Handles development of formulations customised for individual patients. Hospital Pharmacy and Drug Store Management: It is a specialised field of pharmacy which forms an integrated part of patient health care in a health facility.
Cosmeticology: Deals with the formulation of varied cosmetic preparations and their use.
Biopharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics: The science and study of the ways in which the pharmaceutical formulation of administered agents can influence their pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic behavior.
Novel Drug Delivery Systems: Study of new techniques of drug delivery.
The department has 4 state of the art Under Graduate labs and one common pilot plant. Each lab is attached with a preparation area.
The labs have been constructed with concealed water and sewage lines, laminated table tops, lights and provision of adequate lockers.
The common pilot plant facility includes equipments and machines to deal with dosage development including liquid orals, ointments, creams, gels, powders, capsules, tablets, coating pan, size reduction mills and the Kalweka system dealing with specific dosage form requirements like liquids, semisolids, coating etc.