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Mega Flagship Event Of SPDS - DRPI ONLINE 2020 Attended By Pharma Professionals & Academia

Society for Pharmaceutical Dissolution Sciences (SPDS) in collaboration with the Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI) organized their Mega Flagship event for Young Researchers in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences, DISSO RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS  INDIA 2020 - ONLINE on 4 th , 5 th and 7 th June 2020.

The objective of this Mega Flagship Event was to provide an online platform to young upcoming bright Research scholars, Faculty, and Young Scientists from academia and industry to exhibit their research work, talent, and findings to the Pharma Scientific Community across our country. In accordance with the Mission &Vision of SPDS, the focus areas of research presentations were defined  - Dissolution Science and Solubility Modulation; In Vitro Release Studies of Conventional &Novel Dosage Forms, including Herbals, Nutraceuticals &Cosmeceuticals; Pharmacokinetics & IVIVC Studies; Modified Dissolution Equipment and Methodologies, including Bio-relevant Media & Automation; Computational Tools, PBPK Modelling.

The idea for this event was initiated and led by the Scientific Chair, Prof Saranjit Singh, NIPER, SAS Nagar, India, and it was conceptualised and executed by Dr.L.Ramaswamy, General Secretary- SPDS & Managing Director of Sotax India Pvt Ltd, Mumbai together with other Trustees of SPDS, and Academia from different regions of the country, including Dr Krishnapriya Mohanraj, Principal, Bombay College of Pharmacy, Mumbai; Dr Varsha Pradhan, Visiting Associate Professor, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, New Delhi; Dr Mala Menon, Adjunct Professor, Bombay College of Pharmacy,
Mumbai; Dr A.K. Bansal, NIPER, Mohali; Dr Abba Doshi, Principal, Mumbai Educational Trust, Mumbai, Dr Hema Nair, Associate Prof., Sri Venkateshwara College of Pharmacy, Hyderabad;  Zonal Chairs included – North- Dr Farhan Khan, Professor, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi; East amp; Central- Dr Biswajit Mukherjee, Professor, Jadavpur University; West- Dr Vandana Patravale, Professor, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and South- Dr N.Udupa,  Director, Research, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal The sequence of activities progressed as follows: Abstract round, Preliminary screening of online Presentations submitted by participants as YouTube link by evaluation teams drawn from academia; Semi-Final rounds to select zonal toppers (4 th & 5 th June 2020) and the Final DRPI 2020-Online event on 7 th June 2020, in which 12 Finalists participated, and top 3 among them were declared as winners. Judges for the Semi-final &Final events were drawn from professionals & experts from Indian & Global Industry & Academia.

Dr. Suresh Bhojraj, Pro-Chancellor of JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research and  President, Pharmacy Council of India inaugurated the Grand Finale on 7 th June 2020, Sunday, as the Chief Guest. Mr. Ajit Singh, Chairman of ACG Worldwide gave his address as the Guest of Honour.

The event was sponsored by SOTAX &; ACG Worldwide as Platinum Sponsors.

DRPI 2020 – ONLINE was the second   Flagship event of SPDS, after  DISSO INDIA  ONLINE-2020, an important international event, which featured plenary lectures rendered by Indian &International Scientists, which attracted a  large professional gathering of graduate & Post Graduate Students, Faculties, Industry Delegates &luminaries from Academia and Industry.

Ms Anjali Mishra bagged 1st prize and the Title of  SPDS Young Researcher Award for the year 2020,  for her Research Topic: In vitro Release Studies of Timolol Maleate from Ocular Inserts developed using Plantago ovata mucilage and HPMC. While Ms. Ranjot Kaur was the 1st Runner up for her Research Topic: Inhalable Lipid Nanovesicles Encapsulating Voriconazole with Modulated Drug Release and Improved Lung Pharmacokinetics &Mr. Amit Lokhande was the 2nd Runner up for his Research Topic:  Discriminating Dissolution Rates of Anti Tubercular Drug Microparticles in Biorelevant Lung Media using USP I, USP II & USP IV Apparatus.

While talking to a Media Representative Mr. Prakash Bhosale, Dr. L Ramaswamy, General Secretary of SPDS said that two events represent an innovative milestone in the Pharma research domain across the world.

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