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Centre for Pharmaceutical Research & Drug Testing

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The Centre for Pharmaceutical Research and Drug Testing is established in the year 2008 as a unit of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This centre is also known as VISTAS SPS LAB, which is mainly focussing on advanced research in various specialized areas of Pharmaceutical research and to serve as a resource hub for carrying out for young scientists and research scholars. This lab provides a strong platform for design, development and testing of various pharmaceutical products, cosmetics and Ayurvedic products.

The Centre for Pharmaceutical Research and Drug Testing is approved by the Drugs Controller, Government for Analytical Testing of Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Ayurveda which is engaged in offering analysis and Industrial Testing Services.

The breadth of our expertise allows us to advice on the wider implications of results, particularly in terms of drug discovery and optimisation. A general goal is to provide not just results but understanding the real time problems encountered and providing rational solutions. The rare combination of the expertise, excellence in infrastructure and conducive environment to carryout research will help to materialize innovative ideas at a faster pace.

The lab was funded by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi under the MODERNISATION AND REMOVAL OF OBSOLESCENCE (MODROBS) Scheme. The state of the art sophisticated equipments purchased under this scheme had removed the obsolescence and accelerated the goal.

Thus this Centre fuels the new ideas of the undergraduate, post-graduate and research scholars in design, development and testing of new therapeutic tools which will alleviate the suffering caused by the diseases and disorders to the human community. Further, this lab destroys the barrier for the budding researchers to reach the sophisticated instruments and thus decreases the gap between the ideas and implementation.

Instruments Available

  • Gas Chromatograph (FID)
  • HPLC with PDA
  • Automated HPLC
  • Gel DOC Scanner
  • UV Spectrophotometer (Double Beam)
  • DSC.60
  • Deep Freezer
  • Biosafety Cabinet
  • Digital Dissolution Apparatus
  • HPLC
  • UV Spectrophotometer (Single Beam)
  • Freeze Dryer
  • Probe Sonicator
  • Research Centrifuge
  • Colorimeter
  • Bath Sonicator
  • Tablet – Disintergration Test Apparatus
  • Friability Test Apparatus
  • Bulk Density Testing Apparatus
  • pH Meter
  • Electronic Balance

Consultancy Services in the Centre

  • Chemical Analysis
  • Physio-Chemical Analysis
  • Instrumental Analysis
  • Cosmetics in accordance with the BIS and D & C Act.
  • Impurity profiling
  • Analytical Method Development
  • Project support services for Postgraduate & PhD Scholars


Other Achievements

“VISTAS SPS LAB”, A Unit of Vels University, (Form No: 37 No: TN00003343) is approved by Director of Drugs Control, Tamilnadu for testing of Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics and Ayurvedic products.



Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry & Analysis

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Vels Institute of Science, Technology & Advanced Studies (VISTAS),

PV Vaithiyalingam Rd, Velan Nagar, Pallavaram, Chennai – 600 117, Tamil Nadu, India