Research Facilities

Research Facilities

Faculty of pharmacy, Sri Adichunchanagiri College of pharmacy is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support cutting-edge research and education in pharmaceutical sciences in various domains.

  1. Advanced Laboratories: The department boasts advanced laboratories equipped with sophisticated instrumentation, including:
    • Particle Size Analyser (Antom Par)
    • High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
    • UV-Visible Spectrophotometers
    • Hot Melt Extruder
    • Lyophilizer (Freeze Dryer)
    • Brookfield Viscometer
    • Film Forming Equipment (Transdermal/Oral Dissolving)
    • Probe Sonicator
    • Cold Centrifuge
    • Dissolution Test Apparatus
    • Spray Dryer
    • High-Speed Homogenizer
  1. Pilot Plant: A pilot plant is available for refining manufacturing processes before full-scale production, enhancing practical learning and research capabilities.
  2. Computer Lab: A central computer lab with internet access supports data analysis, simulation studies, and research documentation.
  3. Specialized Software: Various statistical software tools are available for data analysis and research design, ensuring robust experimental planning and analysis.
  4. Quality Assurance Tools: Application of Quality by Design (QbD) principles is facilitated through dedicated tools and methodologies for formulation optimization and process validation.
  5. Regulatory Affairs Training Facilities: The department offers specialized training facilities for students enrolled in the M. Pharm Regulatory Affairs program, including exposure to regulatory compliance and quality assurance practices in pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  6. Research Support: The infrastructure supports a wide range of research activities, from pre-formulation characterization and solubility enhancement techniques to the development of novel drug delivery systems and long-term stability testing.
  7. Industry Engagement: Collaborative research projects with industry partners enhance practical knowledge and prepare students for real-world challenges in the pharmaceutical sector.
  8. Continuous Learning: Regular training sessions, workshops, and seminars on advanced instruments and pharmaceutical technologies ensure that students and faculty stay updated with industry standards and scientific advancements.
  9. Sophisticated Equipment:
    • Cooke's Pole-climbing Apparatus: Used for assessing motor coordination and muscle strength in preclinical studies.
    • Tail Flick Analgesiometer: Measures response to pain stimuli, crucial for evaluating analgesic drugs.
    • Digital Electroconvulsiometer: Used to induce and study seizures in experimental models.
    • Student Organ Bath: Facilitates the study of isolated tissue responses to pharmacological agents.
    • Actophotometer: Measures locomotor activity and behavior in animal models.
    • Rota Rod Apparatus: Evaluates motor coordination and balance in rodents.
    • Digital Eddy's Hot Plate: Assesses nociceptive responses and pain perception in animals.
    • Autoanalyzer: Instrumentation for automated biochemical analysis.
    • Morris Water Maze: Behavioral test to assess spatial learning and memory in rodents.
    • Multi Compartment Open Field and Dark & Light Model: Behavioral assays for assessing anxiety-like behavior and exploratory activity in animals.

11. Laboratory Infrastructure:

  • CCSEA-approved Animal House: Maintains laboratory animals under controlled conditions, essential for conducting ethical preclinical studies.
  • Zebrafish Lab: Utilized for efficient screening of novel compounds and studying developmental biology and behaviour.

12. Uses of Modern Software: Micromedex, drug information resources, and technology-enhanced learning environments.
13. Herbal garden with a diverse collection of medicinal plants.
14. Isolation/ Extraction techniques: Soxhlet, column, sonicater, fractionation.
15. Phytochemistry and pharmacology laboratories: Invitro phytochemical assay and antimicrobial techniques and microscopy equipment.
16. Chromatographic techniques: Advance Spectroscopy, HPLC, GC techniques.
17. Plant tissue culture lab.