Columbia Institute of Pharmacy

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

The subject of Pharmaceutical Chemistry plays a major role in shaping a student into a true pharmacy professional. Though the profession has undergone tremendous changes and has registered great advancements in various branches of it, the importance of pharmaceutical chemistry in the curriculum of a pharmacy programme cannot be overemphasized. Every branch becomes invigorated when a new bioactive molecule is discovered. The diversity offered by the subject is amazing. Pharmaceutical chemistry is discipline which is at the intersection of chemistry, especially synthetic organic chemistry, and pharmacology and various other biological specialities, where they are involved with design, chemical synthesis and development for market of pharmaceutical agents, or bio-active molecules (drugs).

Few of the equipments/apparatus present in number of Pharmaceutical Chemistry laboratories are

  • Hot plates
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Analytical Balances
  • Digital balance
  • Suction pumps
  • Muffle Furnace
  • Mechanical Stirrers
  • Magnetic Stirrers with Thermostat
  • Vacuum Pump
  • Digital pH meter
  • Microwave Oven
  • Distillation Unit
  • Reflux flask and condenser single necked
  • Reflux flask and condenser double / triple necked
  • Burettes
  • Arsenic Limit Test Apparatus
  • Nesslers Cylinders

Machine Room

The college machine room has various machines used in the pharmaceutical industries at different stages of production, quality control and packing. Few of them are.

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

  • Tablet punching machine
  • Capsule filling machine
  • Ampoule washing machine
  • Ampoule filling and sealing machine
  • Tablet disintegration test apparatus IP
  • Tablet dissolution test apparatus IP
  • Monsanto’s hardness tester
  • Pfizer type hardness tester
  • Friability test apparatus
  • All purpose equipment with all accessories
  • Aseptic Cabinet
  • BOD Incubator
  • Bottle washing Machine
  • Bottle Sealing Machine
  • Liquid Filling Machine
  • Fluidizied Bed Dryer
  • Stability Chamber
  • Orbital Shaker
  • CO2 Incubator

Instrumentation Room

The Central Instrument Room is a state of art laboratory boasting the level of research with its highly sophisticated instruments. Few of the Instruments present in Central Instrumentation Room are.

  • Colorimeter
  • Digital pH meter
  • UV- Visible Spectrophotometer
  • Flourimeter
  • Digital Balance
  • Nephelo Turbidity meter
  • Flame Photometer
  • Potentiometer
  • Trinocular Microscope
  • Conductivity meter
  • Fourier Transform Infra Red Spectrometer (FTIR)
  • HPLC
  • Semi Auto Analyzer
  • Deep Freezer
  • Ion- Exchanger
  • Lyophilizer
  • Flash Chromatography
  • Brookfield Viscometer
  • Invert Microscope