Modern Analytical Techniques for Standardization of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines
29th May, 2021

Dr.AntarikshKatara (Person In-charge, Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Haridwar)

A webinar entitled “Modern Analytical Techniques for Standardization of Ayurvedic and Herbal Medicines” was successfully organized by the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences on May 29, 2021. The webinar was inaugurated with virtual lamp lighting and MaaSaraswatiVandana, in presence of our Guest Speaker, Dr. Antariksh Katara (Person In-charge, Multani Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Haridwar), Prof. Sapan Asthana (Dean Academics), Dr. Shikhar Verma (Dean, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences), Deans of Schools, Faculty Members and Students.

More than 150 participants attended the webinar.

The webinar opened with the welcome speech of Prof. Sapan Asthana (Dean Academics) introducing the topic and enumerating its significance and benefits especially for students.

It was followed by lecture by Guest Speaker Dr. Antariksh Katara. During his lecture session Dr. Kataragave an excellent presentation detailing the modern methods of analysis of herbal medicine in which he emphasized on global acceptance of Ayurveda and traditional medicine by comprehensive and accurate pharmacognostical testing.

He focused on various equipments used for standardization and chemical investigation of phytochemicals, performed by using various quality control tools used to ensure the quality features of medicines. Various techniques such as UV (ultraviolet) and IR (infrared) are widely used for quality features and HP-TLC (high chromatography performance), HP-LC (high pressure / chromatography performance), SFC (supercritical fluid chromatography), thermal analysis, ICP-MS (plasma-mass spectroscopy), LC-MS (liquid chromatography-mass spectroscopy), and GC-MS (gas chromatography-mass spectroscopy) is used to quantify the quantity of herbal and Ayurvedic products for quality control testing. He updated the listeners about the most recent instruments and technologies also like UPLC etc.

The webinar was hosted by Ms. Jyoti (Assistant Professor) and vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Shikhar Verma (Dean- School of Pharmaceutical Sciences).