Columbia Institute of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Analysis

Pharmaceutical Analysis and Quality Assurance (PAQA) is a broad subject area that includes qualitative and quantitative analysis of drugs, excipients, impurities etc to meet the regulatory requirements. PAQA lab is well equipped with sophisticated instruments to provide quality instruments and facilities to conduct research.

Few of the equipments/apparatus present in the number of PAQA laboratories are

  • Analytical Balances
  • Digital balance 10mg sensitivity
  • Digital Balance (1mg sensitivity)
  • Magnetic Stirrers with Thermostat
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Digital pH meter
  • Microwave Oven
  • Hot plates
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Distillation Unit
  • Arsenic Limit Test Apparatus
  • Nesslers Cylinders


Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs of natural origin. Plant preparations are said to be medicinal or herbal when they are used to promote health beyond basic nutrition. Chemical characterization includes the isolation, identification and quantification of constituents in plant materials. The renaissance of herbal medicine in this country creates a demand for studies in the field of pharmacognosy.

Few of the equipments/apparatus present in number of Pharmacognosy laboratories are

  • Microscope with stage micrometer
  • Digital Balance
  • Autoclave
  • Hot air oven
  • B.O.D.incubator
  • Refrigerator
  • Laminar air flow
  • Colony counter
  • Zone reader
  • Digital pH meter
  • Sterility testing unit
  • Camera Lucida
  • Eye piece micrometer
  • Incinerator
  • Moisture balance
  • Heating mantle
  • Flourimeter
  • Vacuum pump
  • Micropipettes (Single and multi channeled)
  • Micro Centrifuge
  • Projection Microscope
  • Reflux flask with condenser
  • Water bath
  • Clavengers apparatus
  • Soxhlet apparatus
  • TLC chamber and sprayer
  • Distillation unit