June 24, 2022

“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away” There will be a general collective opinion that installation, commissioning & operations of Pharmaceutical Water plants are routine. However, once infected with pathogenic species, it turns out to be a nightmare for everybody associated with […]

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“Get the right people. Then no matter what all else you might do wrong after that, the people will save you. That’s what project management is all about.” The pharmaceutical industry is a highly innovation-driven industry that throughout its history has contributed to the well-being of humans by providing new medicines to address various diseases […]

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“A soul is but the last bubble of a long fermentation in the world” -George Santayana Factors affecting the design of fermenter The design and mode of operation of a fermenter mainly depends on the production organism, the optimal operating condition required for target product formation, product value and scale of production. The choice of microorganisms […]

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Topic Covered: Electropolishing (History, Know How, Effects & Application) As we are part of the Pharma & Biotech Industry we often refer to electropolishing in our day to day discussions for equipment & components used in the systems used for handling, storage, transporting & distribution of critical products. This Blog is aimed to provide the […]

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Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver. -Ayn Rand While making a high value purchase either in personal life or during the life cycle of a project in professional life, we always come across a situation where we need to strike […]

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Rouge is the type of corrosion that occurs in Stainless Steel, especially in Stainless Steel hot systems is akin to Cancer in human beings or can be related to the ‘Boiling frog syndrome. On most occasions, it is ignored with serious ramifications. Periodic check-ups facilitate early & level of severity detection. Ignore it and the […]

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“Speed is irrelevant if you are going in the wrong direction” -Mahatma Gandhi For parenteral products, sterility is a key product attribute for product safety. The key words in Advances and challenges in Sterile Formulation, Manufacturing and Regulatory aspects show – Drug Safety Endotoxins Process Controls Safe Use Sterilization A key word we forget here is […]

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Entering a Super market without first considering what you want to buy can prove costly, as people tend to buy more than they need. Similarly when discussing the purchase of customised equipment, lack of specific knowledge and a systematic approach may lead to over spending. I’ll touch on a few aspects that need to be […]

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Typically almost every alternate interaction with our client friends on clean utilities tankages (Purified Water / Water for Injection) design, usually touches upon spray ball coverage test. Users want to have the spray ball coverage test also called as Riboflavin Test or Wetting Trial mainly because User’s knowledge of CIP for process vessels spilling over […]

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“You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back towards the technology – not the other way around.” – Steve Jobs Fermentation is a complex and iterative process with many interdependent parts. One is concerned with not just an organism and its genetics, but also how the physiology of that organism interacts with the […]

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“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein High quality drug manufacturing essentially requires effective CIP (Cleaning In Place) and its validation of manufacturing equipment product contact parts. Reliable, Repeatable and most importantly a Cost effective CIP cycle at the end of each production batch […]

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September 24, 2020

History created as Dr. Pramod Chaudhari becomes first Indian to be honoured with 2020 George Washington Carver Award for Innovation in Industrial Biotechnology and Agriculture by Washington DC-based Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and IowaBio. The award was presented during the BIO IMPACT Digital Ag & Environment Conference held online on September 22, 2020. The recognition […]

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November 7, 2020

Lecture series conducted at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories on “Pharmaceutical Water Systems: Design, Operation and Qualification”

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November 3, 2020

Open access to Praj’s sanitizer technology, now with plant solution. The use of high quality hand wash sanitizer (HWS) is an effective measure to control the spread of deadly Corona virus, and has led to its exponential demand globally. Following the guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, the formulation in HWS must have at […]

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April 24, 2020

The government, businesses and individuals around the world have been tackling unprecedented challenges post the COVID -19 outbreak. The unanticipated upsurge of this pandemic has had a sudden impact on our daily lives, forcing us to mend our ways overnight. As individuals, we have been confined to our homes and working remotely since the global […]

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February 13, 2020

A massive increase in energy consumption throughout the world has led to a rise in demand for fuels and energy sources. Conventional energy sources such as fossil fuels are limited and on the verge of getting exhausted. Renewable fuels and technologies, hence, are sustainable solutions. More sustainable fuels that reduce emissions and social impacts such […]

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February 13, 2020

India’s agricultural population is highly dependent on the monsoons. Climate change has altered the patterns of weather, adversely impacting rainfall, the crops, the farmers and consequently, us. While farmers are suffering from drought or excessive rainfall, cities are struggling with their own woes of untreated sewage flowing through open nullahs with the occasional floods only […]

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December 31, 2019

Our dependence on fossil fuels is creating a world-wide turmoil in regards to the sustainability of the human race. Fossils are the primary source of bi-products, energy and resources, and this is having a detrimental effect on our planet. As a result, we are witnessing major geo-political issues and energy security concerns due to the […]

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October 23, 2019

By developing innovative and sustainable decarbonization solutions using circular bioeconomy, Praj is combatting the evils of climate change across the world. Praj is a name to reckon with not just in the home market of India but in South East Asia, Africa, Europe and South America. Praj has executed more than 240 projects in 45+ […]

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November 15, 2019

A thick layer of smog shrouds Delhi as the capital lays enveloped in noxious mist with pollution levels now lurking under the severe plus or emergency category. According to SAFAR (System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research), the share of stubble-burning accounted for 20% to 25% of Delhi’s pollution in recent times. [1] […]

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October 15, 2019

Over the years, we have seen an increasing number of areas in India becoming water stressed. This results in lesser water available for everyone, including for human consumption, for the agricultural as well as the industrial sector. Compounded by existing poor conditions of our farmers, water scarcity has been causing additional distress to the rural […]

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September 25, 2019

Climate change is real and happening now, even as we speak! While the summer of 2019 dried out the throats of Chennai, parts of Maharashtra including Mumbai, Kolhapur, and Sangli were reeling under a deluge. While these extreme disparities may be attributed to improper town planning, another factor prominently at play is ‘climate change’, which […]

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June 14, 2019

Corn, which is the most popular feedstock, is now finding replacements in the form of feedstocks as diverse as waste gases from landfills, wood waste from sawmills, and biomass feedstocks from sugar mills. Praj has been working on consistently developing the bioethanol production technology since the past 35 years. This technology is fueling 100% of […]

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June 13, 2019

Mr. Amol Sheth’s presentation at AIDA seminar on Praj 2nd Gen Ethanol Technology – Feb 2016 Greenhouse Gas emissions have been a significant contributor to the pollution scenario of the world in recent times. This invites an urgent need to adopt an environmentally friendly approach to meet the fuel demands brought by rapid urbanization. The […]

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