MET IOP (Degree) had arranged a virtual industrial visit to Vivatest Research and Development Pvt. Ltd, Vasai (East), on 23rd January 2021 via Google Meet. The objective was to impart practical knowledge of the setup and working of a pharmaceutical company assisting in formulation and analytical development. The company manufactures tablets, liquid orals and semisolid preparations.
The students were given a tour of the storage, weighing, washing, manufacturing, tablet compression and coating areas. The formation and filling of the blister pack was demonstrated. The students were shown the analytical machines like HPLC and dissolution apparatus equipped with autosampler. The importance and working of stability chambers was critically discussed. The students observed how the company fulfills Schedule M requirements.
The visit concluded with a session addressing the doubts related to pharmaceutics and entrepreneurship. The students gained practical insight via this virtual industrial visit.