R & D

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RE-SEARCH – (search again and again )

Research is a detailed study of a subject, especially in order to discover (new) information or reach a (new) understanding. The research purpose is a statement of “why” the study is being conducted, or the goal of the study. The goal of a study might be to identify or describe a concept or to explain or predict a situation or solution to a situation that indicates the type of study to be conducted (Beckingham, 1974).


Research programs of the Center include studies on standardization and assessment of safety and efficacy profile of traditional medicines, studies on metal toxicity in plants, soils, herbo-minerals, distribution of different elemental concentrations in the raw materials, Biochemical and Biotechnological feature, etc.


Sairam Advanced Centre for research (SARC) gives drive to communicate modern technology and biotechnology into the characteristics of teaching, training and drug manufacturing of the traditional systems of Indian medicine. To meet the growing demand of the consumers, it is necessary to introduce modern technology and biotechnology in this sector not only in establishing the safety but also in producing the drugs in large scale by using the modern technological devices. R&D involves systematically based approach either in applying a formula or going for the production of drug by means of modern appliances in Indian System of Medicine. Consumers have a lot of expectations in globalizing the same with due scientific explanations, improved dosage form of those drugs, treatment, etc. In spite of the advancement made in biotechnology in the recent past, Indian Industries are reluctant to step in to the R & D in Indian System of Medicine due to the lack of faith in the safety and efficacy of the traditional drugs. There is resurgence of interest for the use of plant based Indian drugs in national and global markets in view of their lack of side effects and low cost. The Centre has been developed in to a Multi–Disciplinary Research Centre with the state–of –art facilities.

Research Activities:

  • Scientific validation/Efficacy profile of ISM
  • Standardization of ISM
  • In-situ & Ex-situ conservation of medicinal plants
  • Analysis of Pharmaceutical formulations
  • Quality control of Pharmaceutical Formulations
  • Biochemical Studies
  • Human Clinical trials*

We are also consulting for user defined projects and offer the following services

Molecular biology



  • Identification by chemical & UV Spectrophotometer
  • Bulk density & Tap density
  • Viscosity
  • Weight variation
  • Sieve analysis
  • Refractive index
  • Limit Test
  • Ash Value
  • Extractive Value
  • Photochemical analysis
  • Melting point
  • Distillation

Practical & Theory Training Programmes for UG Level in the field of Herbal pharmacology, Microbiology & Analytical Techniques.

  • Institutional Human Ethical Committee*
  • Memorandum of Understanding

  • Noni Gold Industry, Chennai
  • PRIST University, Tanjore
  • Vivekananda College of Pharmacy, Erode
  • Alathur Ayurvedic Manufacturers Association in the direction of MOU with our Research Centre.
Total Number of Peer reviewed Scientific Publications: 40