Getting to the bottom of ageing

  • Posted on: 4 August 2015
  • By: PharmaTutor News

The question of why we age is one of the most fascinating questions for humankind, but nothing close to a satisfactory answer has been found to date. Scientists at the Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie in Berlin have now taken one step closer to providing an answer.

Onion, Garlic & Ginger hold promise for future medication

Editorial, July 2015 issue

“ We all know about onion, garlic and ginger. People are using them as food, salad, spice, or condiments (I put their use together). Many recipes are tasteless and considered to be incomplete without their use (onion, garlic and ginger) in dishes. There are various uses or documented uses (in various ailments) of these three natural stuff, uprooted from ground, when matured. The trio is underground modification of stem. Onion and garlic are bulbs and ginger is an example of rhizome, from view point of botany. Will it be wrong to compare these three with Vicks, Iodex and Zandu Balm, from view point of utility and importance and indispensability?

Sunscreen(Sun Care Product)

Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

The image of a healthy person today does not necessarily include a deep, dark tan. Research has linked exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays to skin cancer, premature wrinkles, and other skin problems like dull & lifeless skin. While protective clothing such as hats, pants, and long sleeve shirts are the most effective blocks against these damaging rays, sun-screen products  provide remarkable protection for the skin.



Nidhi Nigam
Indian Institute of Health Management and Research,

Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

KPO is latest wave to hit outsourcing business globally, booming sector with tremendous potential. It employs more then 25000 people currently. Worldwide KPO sector is expected to reach about US $17 billion by 2015, out of which US $12 billion will be the contribution made by India.KPO is claimed to be one step extension of BPO as it is advantageous and has lot of future scope. Developing rivalry among business units has constrained the firms to give operational proficiency and increase the value of their products and services.

MBA Pharmaceutical Management- Opening New Frontiers for a Vibrant Career in Pharmaceutical Industry


Saurabh Kumar Banerjee
Assistant Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Management,
The IIHMR University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Pablo Picasso the famous Spanish painter, poet and playwright once quoted-
“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, In which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.
There is no other route to success”

In our journey for achieving excellence in professional career, meticulous planning and correct decision making, plays the most vital role in transforming our dreams and aspirations into reality. This piece of writing is an effort to give the reader an insight into the world of Pharmaceutical Management and help them to take a rational decision on the basis of facts and evidence, so that they can pursue a successful professional career in the area of Pharmaceutical Management.

Soft Gelatin Capsules (Softgels)


Abhishek Raj
Deputy Manager (R&D)
Quest Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd, Chhata Pipara, Bara, Birgunj, Nepal.

A softgel or soft gelatin capsule is a solid capsule (outer shell) surrounding a liquid or semi-solid center (inner fill). An active ingredient can be incorporated into the outer shell, the inner fill, or both. They are oral dosage form for medicine similar to capsules. Softgel shells are a combination of gelatin, water, opacifier and a plasticizer such as glycerin and/or sorbitol(s).

Spurious Drugs / Counterfeit Drugs - An Overview


Dhiraj Yadav
M.S. Pharm (Medicinal chemistry),
NIPER, Raebareli

The Drug and Cosmetic Act 1940 and Rules 1945, a central legislation regulating the manufacture, sale, and quality of drugs and formulations in India provide definition of 'Spurious Drug' under its section 17-B.

  • If it is manufactured under a name which belongs to another drug
  • If it is imitation of, or is a substitute for, another drug or resembles another drug in a manner likely to deceive or bears upon it or upon its label or container the name of another drug unless it is plainly and conspicuously marked so as to reveal its true character and its lacks of identity with such other drug
  • If the label or container bears the name of an individual or company purporting to be manufacturer of the drug; which individual or company is fictitious or does not exist
  • It has been substituted wholly or in part by another drug or substance or
  • If it purports to be the product of manufacturer of whom it is not truly a product.

Enzyme in Cosmetics

Vinay Kumar Singh
General Manager-Technical,
Mikasa Cosmetics Limited,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Enzyme is a substance produced by a living organism, which act as a Catalyst to bring about a specific biochemical reaction. These are effective cellular catalysts responsible for controlling thousands of reactions in the cell. At any given moment, all of the work being done inside any cell is being done by enzymes.