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Panjab University research scholar conferred with Young Scientist Award

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The award was conferred upon him by JP Nadda, Union Health Minister, Government of India, and by Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

Sarwar Beg, a UGC Senior Research Fellow at University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University, Chandigarh, has recently been bestowed with ‘Sun Pharma Science Scholar Award’ by Sun Pharma Science Foundation, Gurgaon. The award was conferred upon him by JP Nadda, Union Health Minister, Government of India, and by Dilip Shanghvi, MD, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, India, at a recently held function at India Habitat Center, New Delhi.

The award included an engraved plaque and a cash prize of Rs 50,000. The award was bestowed on the candidate for his doctoral research work entitled, ‘Systematic Development of Optimized Oral Nanostructured Delivery Systems of Cardiovascular Drugs employing Quality by Design (QbD) Paradigms,’ conducted by him while at UIPS under the guidance of Professor Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Coordinator, UGC Centre of Advanced Studies in Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Professor OP Katare, Director, Research Promotion Cell, PU.

A three-tier selection process was employed for final selection of the candidate among scores of applicants across the country by a seven-member expert panel on the basis of the novelty, and QbD-oriented systematic patient-centric approach of his research work. The said research work entails multi-fold improvement in the efficacy of cardiovascular drugs when delivered through nano-pharmaceutical formulations, the successful outcomes of the same published in several high impact journals of international repute. Sarwar has recently been employed as a Research Scientist at Jubilant Generics, Noida.

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