Dayananda Sagar University B.Pharm Facilities

​​Recent technologies and trends in pharma and opportunities in B. Pharm.

India is the third largest producer of pharmaceuticals in the world in terms of volume and the industry currently valued at US$ 50 billion, is expected to reach UD$ 65 billion by 2024 and US$ 130 billion by 2030, according to Investindia. The industry produces over 60,000 generic drugs in 60 therapeutic categories. India exported pharmaceuticals worth US$25.3 billion in 2022-2023. The following trends are indicated in the pharma segment worldwide and the domestic sector is also expected to gear up to gain expertise in these areas going forward.

Precision medicine and personalized therapy

This is a novel paradigm in healthcare where instead of recommending uniform treatments universally, doctors will look at an individual’s genetic information, lifestyle and background to create a personalized treatment strategy. The approach involves studying particular genetic variations associated with the disease and leveraging advanced technology to decode genes to identify indicators within the body.

Green Initiatives

The pharma industry is adapting several green initiatives to reduce its environmental impact. This involves minimizing carbon emissions by deploying energy-efficient manufacturing and renewable energy sources, waste reduction approaches, eco-friendly packaging materials, eco-friendly methods of chemical processing and water conservation in manufacturing.

Advancements in immunotherapy

Immunotherapy is a unique approach to treating diseases by tapping the body’s natural defense mechanism. An example that has met visible success is CAR-T cell therapy, a method that involves modifying an individual’s immune cells to effectively target cancer cells. These modified cells are reintroduced into the body, resulting in a direct and potent attack on cancer cells. The approach has been found successful in treating certain blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma. The pharma industry is bullish about immunotherapy and significant investments are being made in research in this space.

Digital therapeutics

These are healthcare programs individuals can access from their phones or computer systems. They provide competent guidance on dealing with various health issues and could replace or complement the regular health therapies.

Continuous manufacturing

Continuous manufacturing changes how medicines are made faster and through a smoother operation. Medicines are usually made using a stage-by-stage process which takes a long time. With continuous manufacturing, the development happens in a seamless, non-stop fashion and the end product is of better quality. With this process, there is less waste as the machines don’t have to be cleaned up after each batch and quality control is easier too.

Nanotechnology

Nanotechnology is revolutionizing the process of medication delivery by deploying nanoparticles and nanomaterials to deliver medicinal compounds to specific parts of the body with extreme accuracy. These microscopic particles can be manufactured precisely to release drugs in a controlled manner thereby ensuring the right amount of drug concentrations at specific sites while reducing impact on healthy tissue.

3D printing

3D printing is the next big thing in delivering personalized medicines to meet specific needs of individual patients. With 3D printing, healthcare professionals can create medications with exact dosages and formulations for optimal outcomes.

The B.Pharm program at DSU

The B.Pharm degree at DSU is a 4 year, full time degree program designed to provide students with comprehensive pharma education. The program covers key topics such as hospital pharmacy, industrial pharmacy and clinical practice and also includes study of a wide range of medicines, formulations, dosages, and therapeutic effects on the human body. Subjects also include preclinical analysis of drugs and patenting and marketing of the new drugs.

The Indian pharma industry is growing from strength to strength, and over 3,000 domestic pharmaceutical manufacturers operate in the country. This translates to attractive opportunities for successful students of B.Pharm.

Embarking on a B.Pharm degree from Dayananda Sagar University unveils opportunities in a dynamic industry poised for innovation and growth, empowering students to be at the forefront of transformative trends in pharmaceuticals. Explore the possibilities today and embark on a rewarding journey towards shaping the future of healthcare.