IPA with India Pharmacopeia (IP) certification will uplift the prestige of the pharma sector
By Vijaykumar S Singhavi
The pandemic has set in many a new normal to follow. This has been particularly true of the business world, which has been advertently or otherwise forced to adopt and adapt to practices that can ensure continuity with lesser disruptions. While we have significantly moved towards being a contactless world with a lot of digitization put in place to ensure health and safety while returning to normalcy, some areas still need a closer look and attention.
Health and wellbeing having acquired a center stage we have heard lots of discourses on do’s and don’ts to avoid the deadly virus. But a sector that needs to pay heed and ensure course correction is the one that has been at the focal point during the past 2 years and more.
Take the example of Isopropyl Alcohol, commonly called IPA, which is a vital input used in the pharma sector. It has been at the forefront of the war against the deadly virus because of its widespread use in disinfectants and hand sanitizers. The demand for it went up exponentially resulting in certain factors being neglected which could hurt negatively. Several hand sanitizer manufacturers have mushroomed all over the place to meet the high demand for the product. Safety of the masses has been relegated by using non-recommended, substandard & cheap solvents for making hand sanitizer and to make a quick buck out of the situation throwing it out of the window.