Fingerprint Analysis Application Through Workshop on Quality Control of Herbal Medicines

Ubaya Pharmacy Faculty collaborates with PT. Abadi Nusa, Indonesian Pharmacist Association, and PT. Dharma Karya Makmur Sentosa organized a Herbal Quality Control Workshop held by the University of Surabaya’s Faculty of Pharmacy on July 8, 2017. The event was attended by no less than 40 pharmaceutical professionals who came from various concentrations. The activity continued with practicum at the Research Laboratory to apply fingerprint analysis with Densitometer and Image J®.

At 08.00 right, it was opened with a warm greeting by the Dean of Ubaya Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Dra. R. R. Christina Avanti M. Si., Apt. and Chair of the Event Kartini S. Si, M. Si, Apt., Ph.D who is also the Director of the Information and Development Center for Traditional Medicine at the University of Surabaya (UBAYA PIPOT). In his remarks, Kartini said, “Herbal medicine is currently not in great demand, so how can we increase public interest in herbal medicines, and can be accepted by the medical community through testing the quality of herbal medicine”.

Starting from DNA recognition material and compound content in simplicia, followed by Quality Control using particle Nano Technology. In this workshop, it was also conveyed that the quality control of herbal medicine raw materials could be used using TLC Fingerprint-Chemometrics technology. Dr. Oeke Yunita S.Si., M.Sc., Apt., Prof. Yashwant Pathak, M.Sc., Ph.D., and Kartini S. Si, M. Si, Apt., Ph.D, were invited to be divided speakers in 3 separate sessions.

Laboratory practices, participants are guided to shed samples that have been prepared. After the sample is saturated, in a mixture of chemical observations can be done by looking at the results of the chromatography and knowing the process of analysis of OH (Herbal Medicine) with nano technology, so that modern preparations such as suspension can be applied in Traditional Herbal Medicine.

“In this event, Ubaya and PIPOT opened opportunities for all participants to share their knowledge and skills in developing herbal medicines,” Kartini explained. In addition to thanking all those who participated, Kartini hoped that Ubaya could provide a lot of information about herbal medicines and their development. (aza)