Department of Pharmaceutics of Oriental College of Pharmacy [OCP] organized Faculty Development Workshop on ‘An Outlook on Design of Experiments’ on Saturday, 21st April 2018. The workshop was attended by faculty of Pharmaceutics department and their research scholars. The scientific session of the workshop was conducted by Mr. Priyank Parikh, Quality Operations, HealthCare, Merck Ltd. Principal, Dr. Sudha Rathod welcomed the guest speaker and she thanked the speaker for sharing his knowledge and experience and also thanked Programme Convener, Dr. Mrs. Pradnya Palekar-Shanbhag, Professor & Head, Pharmaceutics Department for taking an initiative for such noble and holistic approach. Pharmaceutical Quality by Design (QbD) is a systematic approach to development that begins with predefined objectives and emphasizes product and process understanding and process control, based on science and quality risk management. The knowledge gained from pharmaceutical development studies and manufacturing experiences provide scientific understanding to support establishment of design space. Statistical methodologies, e.g. design of experiments (DOE), response surface, and statistical process control are principle tools to develop and implement the process design space. The delegates got an exposure to application of factorial design approach with and without use of software, as explained by the speaker.

The Principal, Programme Convener and organizing committee thanked Prof. Javed Khan, President of Oriental Education Society and Mr. Waseem Khan, Managing Director for their strong support to organize such successful event.