The first Pharmaceutical Camping in Altay has finished. It was a mutual educational project of the Association of the Russian Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and the Administration of the Altay region. The project is a part of the Seventh International Youth Management Forum “Altay. The point of growth- 2015”.
The program of events included practical studies in labs and evaluation of theoretical knowledge. Students used UV and IR spectroscopy and capillary electrophoresis to identify composition of antioxidants, organic acids and evaluated the quality of mineral water. They also used supercritical fluid extraction of СО2 to prepare medicated drinks from fruit raw material and herbal extracts, as well as identified organoleptic qualities, and studied solubility and moisture content of solid drug forms. After a two days of studies the participants presented their results and showed how they could use their experience in educational and research activities.
The pharmaceutical tourists also visited manufacturers of the Altay biophamraceutical cluster “Altayvitamis” and “Evalr” where they were introduced to all the produced medicines, visited production facilities where solid forms and galenical drugs are being produced. After the tour the future pharmaceutical- technicians expressed how amazed they were by the size of the production, the production equipment, engineering qualification of the quality control personnel as well as the production line in act.
The students also visited educational facilities- Altay State University and Altay State Medical University. According to the participants, the pharmaceutical camp has to become an annual event. The organizers and the experts noted the high value of the practical studies in the preparation of specialists.
“I am confident that the next year’s camp will bring together many more young specialists and will make it more attractive for those who seek a job at a pharmaceutical company”, ARPM Director General, Victor Dmitriev.