On 24th January 2016, a group of B.Pharm students of University of Information Technology & Sciences (UITS) took part in a one-day factory visit to Bridge Pharmaceuticals Limited, Sarulia, Demra, Dhaka under the direction of Md. Mehedi Hasan, Lecturer, Department of Pharmacy, University of Information Technology & Sciences (UITS), Baridhara campus. Through the whole day students explored the warehouse, engineering department, production, quality control and microbiology department by the supervision of Mr. Azizul Hakim, Store officer; Mr. Arifur Rahman, Microbiologist; Mr. Forhad Sikder, Sr. Production officer Bridge Pharmaceuticals Limited.
Bridge Pharmaceuticals Limited is established with a vision to serve the people through quality medicine along with Quality Services at the minimum cost. At present, around 200 employees are working in this organization. They are highly skilled and serve this organization with their best effort. Employees are working in a very good environment. Corporate culture and values are helping them to develop continuously. They have solid dose, liquid syrup, powder, gel and injection manufacturing facilities.
Students spent the morning inside the warehouse where API, excipients and packaging are stored. In addition to that they observed the finished product store. Then the students continuously observed the bolus manufacturing, injection filling, liquid filling and packaging processes practically. After the lunch break, students explored the ETP, WFI and HVAC system. At the evening, a presentation on Bridge pharmaceuticals Limited was conducted by Mr. Arifur Rahman, Microbiologist with a session of ending speech. From the students, Biswajit Kumar expressed the gratefulness to the management of Bridge pharma for accepting them cordially. Another student named Ashiqur Rahman thanked the supervisors for fulfilling their dream. The production manager, Mr. Giash Uddin Khandoker said that they were very eager to disseminating practical knowledge by training the ‘to be pharmacist’. He also encouraged the students to study attentively with clear understanding what they are reading in the text books. “This factory visit gave the opportunity to observe and work with pharmacist and other factory personnel. UITS, Baridhara is committed to arrange practical experiences on how the medicines are made. That is why plans are under way for the future 3-day study tour in reputed pharmaceuticals manufacturing facilities. ” says Mehedi Hasan, Lecturer, UITS.