Gujarat to set up rapid microbio testing lab
Gujarat Food and Drug Control Administration (FDCA) is all set to create a benchmark in terms of testing and analysis of contamination of pharmaceutical products through setting up of Asia’s first government rapid microbiological testing lab. The lab which is now being validated and calibrated is scheduled to become operational soon to check contamination in medicines imported and exported as per global regulatory requirements. Drug regulators are also being equipped on areas of data Integrity to meet FDA expectations and how to ensure a robust quality control (QC) system. Meanwhile, Gujarat FDCA and US FDA have also collaborated for training the drug control officials in Gujarat on par with the US FDA inspectors to audit pharmaceutical facilities. In line with this development, Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited (GMSCL) has collaborated with BioMérieux. An MoU has also been signed with Gujarat FDCA as part of the strategic partnership to usher in knowledge sharing on microbiological testing technologies for the pharmaceutical sector.