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AAPS Western India emphasises on building community of knowledge

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Organises talk by Dr Ajaz Hussain to encourage greater knowledge-sharing and application by India Pharma Inc and become more system-oriented to ensure sustained progress

AAPS Western India, Mumbai Discussion Group, recently organised a talk on Pharmaceutical Community of Knowledge by Dr Ajaz Hussain, President of National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE), held at SciTech Advanced Learning Centre Auditorium, Mumbai.

The event began with a Welcome Address by Ajit Singh, Chairman, ACG. He welcomed the delegates and spoke on the objective behind organising the talk. Speaking on the sidelines of the event, he also spoke on AAPS’ endeavour to begin a Mumbai chapter of this knowledge sharing community and expressed hope that this move will lead to greater knowledge-sharing and application by India Pharma Inc.

The main speaker for the day, Dr Ajaz Hussain spoke at length on the importance and pertinence of this knowledge community in a research-oriented sector such as pharma and explained that mere sharing of information is not enough. He highlighted that when information is appropriately applied to improve product performance, improve therapeutic equivalence and improve the efficacy of dosage forms, then it is transformed into knowledge.

Citing several examples, he stressed that the potential of India Pharma Inc is huge but it will have to improve its knowledge base to become more system-oriented and ensure good practices. He reiterated that it is essential to build and nurture a community which helps in garnering knowledge and disseminating it effectively to spur progress in the pharma industry.
He also addressed a lot of queries from the audience on several relevant issues in the pharma industry, including training of pharma personnel, readying for FDA audits, regulatory compliance and so on.

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