Pharma Expo 2010 ends well

KATHMANDU: The Simadzu Nepal Pharma Expo 2010 concluded today after a successful three days of showcasing world class pharmaceutical products and innovations.

Laboratory equipment and medicine-making machines were the most popular among stakeholders as well as visitors, according to Prabhat Saakha, event coordinator.

“People who visited

were very interested in

how the medicines were made. So, processing dynamics on display were the

most sought after at the expo,” added Saakha.

The buyer-seller meetings were also successful. Many machines on display have already been booked and popular ones have been ordered from respective companies.

“Most of the machines for which orders have been placed are the ones that manufacture pills, and there are other new technologies available for fast and efficient pill processing which many have ordered,” said Saakha.

More than 10,000 stakeholders including doctors, medical students and other pharmaceuticals related people visited the expo.

The number of regular visitors amounted to over

35,000 in these three days. “We have had an overwhelming response and have done much better than we expected. So, we can say that this expo was a complete success,” said Saakha.

Organised by the Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal, the expo was held at Bhrikuti Mandap.

The purpose of this

expo was to offer a single platform to disseminate a wide range of products and services that include Pharma processing plant equipment, packaging material as well as machinery, fine chemicals and bulk drug making.