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Sumit Gupta, Vice President IT, Hester Bioscience Limited
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Sumit Gupta, Vice President IT, Hester Bioscience Limited
Hester Biosciences Limited (BSE: 524669) is a WHO-GMP, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007 & GLP certified company, that manufactures animal vaccines and health products. Founded in 1997, the company has a market cap of Rs. 153.12 Crore.

In the recent years, there has been a significant rise in the use of computer related systems in the pharmaceutical industry. Many industries have got most of their operations computerized. Not just the big pharma companies, but even about 70 percent of the small and medium enterprises utilize automation in one form or the other. Information Technology (IT) software systems are being increasingly accepted as an essential part of a modern and progressive pharma industry.

There are many different automated software that use drug information, data, and knowledge for their storage, retrieval, and optimal use for problem-solving and promoting safe pharmaceutical care. They facilitate the smooth functioning of pharmaceutical units with improved efficiency, accuracy and decision making pertaining to all pharma processes.

Meeting Compliances
IT in pharmaceutical industry is much different than other industries. The Regulatory Affairs department is an important part of the organizational structure of these companies. These regulations are complex and actively involved in every stage of development of new medicines and in the post-marketing activities with authorized medicinal products.

To implement efficient IT strategy in the company, it is very essential to have an apposite communication between real process owners and IT infrastructure professionals. Process owners play a vital role in ensuring all pharmaceutical products' compliance with regulations that are governing the industry.

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