Goa Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association
Goa Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association
GPMA holds seminar on Understanding USP Monographs by Zeenat Khan, Senior Manager – Strategic Customer Development, USP, Hyderabad

Globalization has ushered in the need for pharmaceutical companies to meet global standards and comply with global regulations which entail a growing need to develop and maintain Global QualityStandards for Drug products and Medicines.

To urge the Pharma Companies in this direction, the Goa Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA),  under the aegis of Dr. Praveen Khullar, President and the Executive Committee members, hosted a session titled  “USP User Forum and understanding of USP monographs”, by eminent speaker Ms. Zeenat Khan, Senior Manager-Strategic Customer Development, USP- Hyderabad, at  Sanofi-Synthelabo (India) Private Limited, on the 15th of February 2019.

Mahesh Gurnasinghani, the Secretary, welcomed the august gathering and introduced Ms. Zeenat Khan to the audience.  He exhorted the audience to continue taking benefit of such programmes which help disseminate technical knowledge for the benefit of the pharma industries.

Subject matter experts from various pharma companies in  Goa, working in Analytical Development, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Clinical, and Biopharmaceutics Departments attended the seminar.

The key highlights of the event by Ms. Zeenat Khan involved a birds-eye view of USP’s new initiatives, USP’s standard-setting process-Monographs and USP Reference Standards, General Notices, USP –NF Monograph Submission Requirements,  USP’s Global presence and footprints, Publications and Resources, Training Programmes and USP’s relationship with US FDA etc.

Ms. Zeenat,  urged the audience to foster and embrace a strong Quality Culture as outlined in USP Standards.  For value addition, exchange of ideas for enlisting novel monographs can also be promoted by approaching USP, she added.

The session was very informative and provided the needed guidance and direction for further strengthening the Quality Culture in the pharmaceutical field.

posted on : 26 Feb '19

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