Job as Associate Professor, Assistant Professor in Saurashtra University, NAAC

Saurashtra University, established on 23rd May, 1967, is situated in Rajkot city of the Saurashtra region of Gujarat State. The campus of the University is spread over 360 acres of land. The jurisdiction of the University includes Amreli, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Porbandar, Rajkot and Surendra Nagar districts.

Guar gum: A Potential Natural Hydrophilic Polymer

About Authors:
Pankaj S. Waghere1*, Malpani Amol2,

1Prin. K. M. Kundnani College of Pharmacy, Mumbai. Maharashtra, India.
2Roland Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Berhampur. Orissa, India.


Hydrocolloids are naturally-occurring plant polysaccharide, in that gaur gum is most useful and validated natural plant polysaccharide. Guar gum and their derivatives are widely used in pharmaceutical dosage forms. Many are used as biodegradable polymeric materials to deliver active pharmaceutical ingredients. Natural polymers can be modified to obtain tailor-made materials for drug delivery systems and to compete with the synthetic biodegradable excipients available in the market. Natural polymers as a drug carrier material are of two types: polysaccharides and proteins. They found both in plants and animals providing several advantages over synthetic polymers.Gaur gums are preferred to those of synthetic origin due to their green, cost-effectiveness, nontoxic, easy availability and for suitable binder in tablet manufacture. The aim of this review is to provide an insight into the many potential applications of gaur gum as pharmaceutical natural excipients.

Simultaneous Spectrophotometric Determination of Cefixime and Moxifloxacin in Bulk Drug and Drug Formulation by Absorption Ratio Method

About Authors:
Shah Chirag K.*, Umalkar Deepak, Dr. Rajesh KS.
Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Gujarat University,
Waghodia-391760, Dist. Vadodara,
Gujarat, India.

The present manuscript described the simple, rapid, accurate, sensitive, precise and economical Q- absorption ratio method for simultaneous determination of Cefixime and Moxifloxacin in combined tablet dosage form. Absorption ratio method uses the ratio of absorbances at selected wavelengths, one which is isoabsorptive point and other being the λmax of the one of the components. Cefixime and Moxifloxacin shows isoabsorptive point at 275nm in 0.1N HCl. The second wavelength used is 295nm, which is λmax of Moxifloxacin. The concentrations of the drugs were determined by using ratio of absorances at isoabsorptive point and at λmax of Moxifloxacin. The method successfully applied to the Pharmaceutical formulation because no interference from the tablet formulation excipients was found. The results of analysis have been validated statistically and by recovery studies.

To Evaluate Anti-inflammatory Activity of leaves of Lawsonia inermis in rats

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Department of Pharmacology
G.H.B Pharmacy college,

Lawsonia inermiscommonly known as Henna is a perineal herbaceous plant belonging to family Lauraceae. Traditionally it has been used to treat skin disease, dysentery, bronchitis, anemia and inflammation . The aim of present study was to investigate the anti-inflammatory activity of aqueous extract of Lawsonia leaves in rats. Aqueous extract was administered at a dose of 250mg/kg and 500mg/kg.


About Authors:
Patel Brilina M*, Yadav Nisha D, Maheta Payal, Arora Bhoomi
Institute of clinical research India,
Gujarat, India

Corticosteroids, often referred to as steroid medications, contain man-made versions of the hormone cortisol. Corticosteroids are mainly used to relieve inflammation. Inflammation occurs when the immune system causes part of the body to become swollen, red and filled with fluid in response to an infection. The immune system is the body’s natural defence against infection and illness. Steroids form an important component in pregnancy to reduce the inflammation and are used since very long time for different conditions in different forms. Though very few molecules are used since very long time. Now increase knowledge in uses of corticosteroids in pregnant women who suffer from asthma, skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis etc.

Filling up of posts of Technical/ Scientific services of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India - 32 posts

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is an autonomous statutory Authority set up under the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 for laying down science based standards for articles of food and to regulate their manufacture, storage, distribution, sale and import to ensure availability of safe and wholesome food for human consumption.


About Authors:
Jigar Modi*1, Dr. Jayvadan Patel1, Dr. Hitesh chavda2

1Nootan Pharmacy College, S.P. Sahkar Vidhyadham,
Kamana Crossing, Visnagar-384 315,
Dist – Mehsana, Gujarat, India.
2Shri Sarvajanik Pharmacy College,
Nr. Arvind Baug, Mehsana, Gujarat, India

Generally, controlled release dosage forms used in many applications. Superporous hydrogel is also one of them. It has lot of advantages over conventional hydrogel. Superporous hydrogel having faster swelling due to interconnected highly porous structure. Such other properties like slippery property, their mechanical strength and better foaming process are advantageous over conventional hydrogel. Its unique mechanism for achieving gastric retention, a number of hurdles have to be overcome for any approach to be clinically useful. For example, intra-gastric floating systems require the presence of gastric juice to be effective, and this may not be the case in the fasted state. Mucoadhesive systems can easily lose their mucoadhesive properties by interaction with any materials soluble in gastric juice. In this review, types of superporous hydrogel, their preparation, their characterizations and applications are discussed.