Mega pharma meet planned in GujaratIndian Pharmaceutical Congress Association has organized a mega convention on the pharmaceutical industry in the city from 11 to 13 December, 2009.

Jay Narayan Vyas, minister in-charge of health and family welfare, said here on Saturday that there cannot be a better place than Gujarat to host such mega event, as the state has always been on forefront of country's pharmaceutical industry's growth. The city is witnessing Indian Pharmaceutical Congress's (IPC) event after a gap of 23 years.

"Good manufacturing practices, quality of production, qualified manpower have created Gujarat's brand equity in the world's pharma markets." Vyas added. In order to facilitate pharma industry, the state government is setting up two drug testing laboratory at Rajkot and Bhuj, he added.

Informing about the stature of conference, HG Koshia, chairperson of the organising committee, said that IPCA has so far organised 60 IPC events at different locations. This year 61st IPC will be hosted by the All India Drugs Control Officers' Confederation at Nirma University of Science and Technology campus, Ahmedabad and the theme would be Pharma Vision 2020 – Building Trust in Safety and Efficacy of Medicines.