Hajvery University (HU), School of Pharmacy arranged an Educational Tour of Batch 6 & 7 Students to Pacific Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd in July 2013. Such Educational Tours allow Pharmacy Students to gain first hand experience of the Pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan.
The Production Manager at Pacific Pharmaceuticals warmly welcomed HU students and described how the Quality Control (Q.C) Department works to ensure the standards are being maintained. The Head of Q.C department explained how the various tests are performed on finished pharmaceutical products. She also demonstrated the functioning of different instruments in QC labs, such as HPLC, Dissolution apparatus etc. After that, the HU Pharmacy Students visited the production department where Semisolid, Solid, and Liquid Manufacturing area is. The Production Manager explained different equipments, such as tablet compressing machine, capsule filling machine, fluidized bed dryer.
We experiment on all these machines during our labs at HU, but its very fascinating to see the functioning of these machines in the real Pharmaceutical Industry.
Fizza H., Student of Pharm-D at HU.
The students also visited the Packaging Area and saw how products are packaged and labeled. Lastly, they visited the Warehouse the students learned how products after its manufacturing, labeling, Q.C testing are stored, and how raw materials are stored in quarantined area after its proper testing. The students also saw Cold Room, rejected medicines area.
Thank you very much Hajvery University Management & Pacific Pharmaceuticals for arranging such an educationally enlightening visit for us. Keep it up! =)
After visiting all sections of Pacific Pharma the tour concluded with refreshments by Pacific. HU School of Pharmacy extends gratitude to Pacific Pharma for their hospitality, and allowing students to gain a valuable insight into the Pharmaceutical Industry in Pakistan.