1. Microbial control laboratory for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic products

The activities carried out in microbial control lab of pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic products include: detection and identification of pathogenic bacteria; counting some microorganisms; conducting tests defined according to Iran’s national standards and regulations of Medical Equipment Department and based on pharmaceutical pharmacopoeias and international standards. In addition to research activities, the laboratory can now provide services to other research and manufacturing centers.

The widespread services of this section include:
  1. Total counting of microbial pathogens and non-pathogens of health indicator in pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic products using methods of surface culture, pour plate, MPN and filtration based on the source of authentic international methods (ISO)
  2. Counting mold thalli to estimate initial fungal contamination in special pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic products using the latest pharmacopeial methods
  3. Conducting tests to identify Staphylococcus aureus, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Escherichia coli, Salmonella, etc. in non-sterile pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic products using the latest pharmacopeias methods
  4. Testing the efficacy of preservatives in products that are recently formulated or the formulation of which has been changed
  5. Validating the results of preservative efficacy test using validation method
  6. Determining the efficacy of various antimicrobials using the latest pharmacopeial methods
The specialty of the lab’s stuff:
  • PhD in Microbiology
  • MS in Microbiology

2. Physicochemical Laboratory

Relying on facilities, technical knowledge and human experiences, the center can carry out most of the lab services in the field of pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic products:

  • developing chemical, herbal, cosmeceutical and hygienic formulations (solid, semisolid and liquid)
  • correcting formulations currently used in the market
  • conducting physicochemical tests (such as, determining pH, density and viscosity, identifying and assay analysis of active agents, examining In virto drug release study using Franz diffusion cell test)
  • studying long term stability (for the period of 12 months and at 0, 1, 3, 6 and 12 months) and accelerated stability (for the period of 6 months and at 0, 1, 3 and 6 months) based on ICH guidelines
  • producing scientific content and offering design consultation for products’ label and box
  • preparing CTD for pharmaceutical and herbal products, medical devices, pharmaceutical and hygienic products and supplements
  • GMP audit of pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical and hygienic manufacturers and companies inside and outside of the country
The specialty of the lab’s stuff:
  • PhD in Pharmaceutics
  • GP Pharmacist
  • BS in chemistry