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AIC-LMCP Foundation is a non-profit (Section 8 Company) incubator hosted by L. M. College of Pharmacy, which is governed by Ahmedabad Education Society, Ahmedabad. It is one of the Atal Incubation Centres supported by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Government of India, under the AICs and the EICs program to nurture innovative start-up businesses in their pursuit to become scalable and sustainable enterprises by creating world class incubation facilities. The main goal of this foundation is to provide a platform for the stakeholders – i.e. students, early entrepreneurs, startups – to convert their innovative ideas into successful business proposals and thus, fostering entrepreneurship in the field of pharmaceuticals and healthcare. AIC-LMCP has a dedicated facility spread over about 12000 sq. ft, equipped with state-of-art research facilities and work spaces for the startups to facilitate this transition. With the host institute’s rich domain expertise in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare sector, strong local, pan India and global network of Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare entrepreneurs and thought leaders in the form of Alumni, collaborations with Industries, Research Institutes, State-of-art Hospitals, Professional organizations in Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical sector and Institutes for different disciplines in the vicinity (Life Sciences, Engineering, Architecture, Management, etc.), AIC-LMCP Foundation, under the guidance of its Governing Board and Executive Committee, is poised to catalyze the realization of dream of the start-ups in Pharmaceuticals and healthcare sector.

Motto: Supporting innovative startups, including those with woman entrepreneurs, to translate the innovative ideas into viable businesses and fostering entrepreneurship ecosystem in Pharmaceuticals and Healthcare sector.

For further details visit: http://www.aiclmcp.org/

Contact us: admin@aiclmcp.org




Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Govt. of India has established ‘MHRD’s Innovation Cell (MIC)’ to systematically foster the culture of Innovation amongst all Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The primary mandate of MIC is to encourage, inspire and nurture young students by supporting them to work with new ideas and transform them into prototypes while they are in their formative years. MIC has envisioned encouraging creation of ‘Institution’s Innovation Council (IICs)’ across selected HEIs. A network of these IICs will be established to promote innovation in the Institution through multitudinous modes leading to an innovation promotion eco-system in the campuses. This vision was thus actually converted into reality in 2018. Thus, IIC in our institute was established in November 2018.


Major Focus of IIC- LMCP

  • To create a vibrant local innovation ecosystem.
  • Supporting Start-up mechanism
  • Prepare institute for Atal Ranking of Institutions on Innovation Achievements Framework.
  • Establish Function Ecosystem for Scouting Ideas and Pre-incubation of Ideas.
  • Develop better Cognitive Ability for Students.


Thus, main motto of IIC is to provide 3600 innovation support to young budding students. Its role is to identify such potential student candidate, make them do field trips for problem identification, then organize an ideation workshop for problem statement development and working on its solution development. Finally, to conduct design thinking workshop for development of proof of concept. Then arrange workshop on prototype designing and develop suitable prototype along with recognizing IP component and working on those aspects. Finally select the best prototype and make it further ready for suitable start up.



  • To conduct various innovation and entrepreneurship-related activities prescribed by Central MIC in time bound fashion.
  • Identify and reward innovations and share success stories.
  • Organize periodic workshops/ seminars/ interactions with entrepreneurs, investors, professionals and create a mentor pool for student innovators.
  • Network with peers and national entrepreneurship development organizations.
  • Create an Institution’s Innovation portal to highlight innovative projects carried out by institution’s faculty and students.
  • Organize Hackathons, idea competition, mini-challenges etc. with the involvement of industries.



The institute has well developed fully functional laboratories with all basic amenities for carrying any kind of innovative work. All healthcare related innovations can be accomplished right from synthesizing drug molecule to final dosage form. Also after conceptualizing idea and converting it into a suitable prototype it can be incubated also and converted into a successful start-up in AIC of the college. Mentors having rich experience and profound knowledge is also available for right guidance to the students.


  1. President  – Dr. Praful Bharadia
  2. Convenor – Dr. Radhika Pandya
  3. Innovation activity coordinator – Dr. Dipen Sureja
  4. Start-up activity coordinator – Dr. Sneha Chacko
  5. Internship coordinator – Dr. Tushar Patel
  6. IPR activity coordinator – Dr. Manish Patel
  7. Social Media Coordinator – Dr. Tejas Dhameliya
  8. ARIIA Coordinator – Dr. Been Prajapati
  9. NIRF coordinator -Dr. Gaurang Shah
  10. Members – Dr. Kunjan Bodiwala & Dr. Divya Teli


External Expert Committee Members

  1. IP/Patent Expert – Mr. Sanjay Patel
  2. Alumni/Start-up Entrepreneur – Dr. Kailash Parmar
  3. Expert from nearby Industry – Dr. Pathik Bhrahmkshatriya
  4. Bank/Angel Investor/Investor – Mr. Bhadresh Khammar
  5. Incubation Centre -Dr. Shrinivas Savale



  1. A series of India’s First Leadership Talk (webinar based) were broadcasted live in college for faculties and students. The eminent speakers included personalities like Anand Mahindra, Mr. Ajit Doval  and many more.


  1. On 24thJanuary, 2019 a workshop was conducted for bringing awareness regarding the importance of IPR, where Mr. Padmin Buch was the resource person. The talk was on Basics of IPR and importance of patents especially in pharmaceutical field. He explained various terms of IPR and its importance for commercialization. He talked how an innovative idea can be patented and how we can generate revenue from the patented product. All the students benefited from the talk and were clear in their concept regarding IPR. All the students and faculties attended it with great sincerity and zeal and enriched their knowledge at the end of the day.


  1. Smart India Hackathon, SIH is a countrywide competition designed to give new ideas to existing problems of society organized by MHRD-AICTE. Total 11 teams participated in this national hackathon and one team of semster 4 students led by Bhavya Mehta reached the quarter final round.


  1. Idea competition was also held during the techfest under the head of IIC and students from different colleges participated and best idea was awarded prize, which was again our student Shailaja Zala.


  1. Students were also undertaken to field trip to iCreate incubation centre at Dev Dholera. This was to understand how idea generation and incubation takes place and what government is doing to promote and uplift such entrepreneurial activities. This was to motivate students for innovation and doing their startup.


  1. Best POC award was awarded to our Ph.D student Vandana Thakur during the first year of establishment of IIC. As its part she was selected to visit for 10 days to Canada in January 2020 and join the Indian start up delegation for Canada India Acceleration Program at Carlton University, Canada. The title of her project was “Bhangarya – A new traditional plant to manage bleeding. From land to FIRST-AID KIT”.


IIC 2.0 Annual report with action plan

1st and 2nd Quarter Action Plan (13th September, 2019)

Sr. No. Activity Date of event
1. My Story – Entrepreneur’s Life & Crossroad Motivational Speak – To be Share by Entrepreneurs Last week of September



My Story – Innovator’s Life & Crossroad- Motivational Speak – To be Share by Innovators

Last week of September


Field/Exposure Visit to Village/Society/School/Industry/Market – Identity real Life Problem Second week of October
1. Pharma and Healthcare Pre-Accelerator Launch & How To Validate Your Healthcare Business Idea? 19/09/2019


Healthcare-Pharma Product Development Workshop 21/09/2019


Go-To-Market Strategies for Healthcare Startups 24/09/2019


Legal & IP For Healthcare Startups Workshop 26/09/2019
5. Creating an Effective Business Plan and Startup Pitch Deck 27/09/2019
6. Investors’ Perspective 04/10/2019
7. Pharma & Healthcare Innovation Summit 2.0 12/10/2019

All the activities mentioned were carried out as per time schedule.


3rd Quarter Action Plan – IIC 2.0

Sr. No. Activity Date of event
1. Field/exposure visit to Incubation unit/Technology Transfer Centre Third week of February
2. Organise one day session on “How to plan for startup & Ethical steps” Fourth week of February


Organise one/half day Interactive Session “Hangout with Successful Start ups Second week of March


Organise one day Awarness/Mentoring session on IPR & IP Management for Innovation & Start-ups Third week of March
1. Organize a Product Design/ Design Thinking Workshop at Campus March
2. Organize a workshop/Seminar/Call for Paper presentation on Innovation/Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship March
3. Visit to Mundra Port under Udaan project  February
4. Visit to Blind Man’s Association Fourth week of February


Last quarter activities:

  • Field visit to BioNest Incubation centre was arranged for students loacated at PERD centre.
  • Half-day session on “Hangout with successful start-ups” was organized for students on 13 March, 2020.
  • A hands on workshop on Design Thinking was organized ON 7th March, 2020. Ms. Minal Desai (Director, Gems Genesis International School) and Ms. Ruchi Junnarkar successfully conducted the workshop.
  • Session on Introduction to National Innovation and Start Up Policy was organized on 3 Jan, 2020.


Student Start-up Innovation Policy (SSIP) programme is an initiative by Education department of Gujarat; to support more than 1.4 million students of the state and help them innovate and start up early in their college days. L. M. College of Pharmacy is a grantee nodal institution for the SSIP policy.

The objective of SSIP, to develop student centric innovation and pre-incubation ecosystem for the students, build internal capacity of the institution, creating pathway for mind to market project/research/innovation/ideas of students, create facilities for supporting innovation and interface with public system initiatives at state and central level.

Under the SSIP Scheme L. M. College of Pharmacy facilitates and pre-incubates innovative ideas to go through a stage of proof of concept, prototype, product development, and patenting of successful projects.

Various outreach programmes on Student Start-up Innovation Policy (SSIP) are conducted throughout the year. During all outreach programs, the aim of SSIP is to inspire, train and support the students in the field of innovation. Various competitions and mentoring sessions by experts from the industry are carried out for the students.

Till date, LMCP SSIP has sanctioned about 84 student projects out of which 23 projects have reached the patent stage.


SSIP and AIC-LMCP Foundation is proud to share that the LMCP team CYTOKINE, comprising of Ms. Vandana Thakur, Dr. Anita Mehta and Dr. Praful Bharadia, emerged among the top five best PoC awardees at MHRD Innovation Cell (MIC), AICTE New Delhi. The innovation involves development of a topical herbal formulation (AnV-Stat medicated gauze) to arrest bleeding after injury, which is a very cost-effective solution.

  • Consultancy and Research partnership (list of projects on going)
  • Continuing education (course and events)


  • Technology transfer and licensing

(Area of expertise, Details of patent, Details of patent applications filed)



Collaborations: (MoU)

Corporate Partnership:

  • Cliantha Research, Ahmedabad
  • Synzeal Research, Ahmedabad
  • Oxygen Healthcare Research Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad
  • ASE Analytics LLP, Mumbai
  • Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ahmedabad
  • Saga Laboratories, Ahmedabad
  • Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Ahmedabad
  • Zydus Research Centre, Ahmedabad
  • Daffodil Pharmachem Private Limited, Ahmedabad


Academic Partnership:

  • Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad
  • G. Science Institute, Ahmedabad
  • Government Akhandanand Ayurveda College(GAAC), Ahmedabad
  • AIC-GISC, Gujarat Technological University, Ahmedabad
  • State Model Institute of Ayurveda Sciences, Gandhinagar
  • Indian Institute of Public Health – Gandhinagar (IIPH-G)
  • Indo-Soviet Friendship College of Pharmacy, Moga (Punjab)


Sophisticated analytical instruments facilities





Sr. No. Instrument/Equipment Description Model Make Charges (INR)
1 Microbalance XPE-26 Mettler Toledo 25 per sample
2 Analytical Balance XPE-205 Mettler Toledo Support
3* Bench-top Lyophilizer BT Pro 8ZL SP Scientific 1500 per cycle
4 Stability Chambers GMP-SC227L Kesar Control Systems 150 per sample per month
5 Photostability chamber GMP-PSC227L Kesar Control Systems 200 per sample per month
6 Freezer (-80degC) GMP-80DF325L Kesar Control Systems 15 per sample per month
7* Gel Electrophoresis and visualization system Mini Protean Tetra and Gel doc XR Plus Imager Bio-Rad Laboratories USA 350 per sample per run
8 Incubator with Shaker (Refrigerated) LE 4676 AH Saksham Technologies 25 per sample per batch
9 CO2 Incubator CelMate® CO2 Incubator, Model 2170252 (CLM-170B-8-UV) Esco Micro Pte. Ltd., Singapore 120 per sample per cycle
10 Water Purification System DQ 5 Merck Type III 20 per litre
Type I 120 per litre
11* Automated Flash Chromatography System Puriflash XS520 Plus Interchim, France 600 per sample
12* HPLC with PDA detector Prominence-i Series Plus LC-2030C 3D PDA Shimadzu 300 per sample
13 Particle size analyzer MASTERSIZER 3000 Malvern 1000 per sample
14 UV-VIS Spectrophotometer Evolution 201 Thermo Electron Scientific Instrument LLC, USA 120 per sample
15 FTIR IRSpirit Shimadzu 200 per sample
16* Dissolution tester 708 Agilent 1200 per product (IR)
2700 per product (MR)
17* LC-MS API 3000 Sciex 400 per sample (Infusion)
600 per injection (LC-MS)
18 Vacuum oven GMP-VO20SQ Kesar Control Systems 50 per sample
*Note: The charges are exclusive of specific chemicals/requirements.
Project-specific charges will apply based on the nature of project and facilities to be utilized.
19 Rotary evaporator Advantage HL G3, Heidolph GmbH Support
20 Refrigerated Centrifuge Varsati T1000R Esco Biotech Support
21 Hot air oven GMP-OV120L Kesar Control Systems Support
22 Biosafety cabinet Esco Biotech Support


  • Placements
  • On-campus interviews were conducted at LMCP by a number of companies and organizations  including; Torrent Research Center, Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Claris, Amneal Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Sanofi Aventis, Novo nordisk, Novartis, Zuventus, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd., West Coast Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Oxygen Healthcare Research, Sun Pharmaceutical Ltd., HCG Hospital, Advantmed, Apollo Hospital, Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Shalby Hospital, Medusind Solutions, Zydus Biochem, Nirlife, Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd., Taj Pharmaceuticals Ltd., SRV Consultants, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Imperial Clinical Research Solutions, Wockhardt, Abbott, Troikaa Pharmaceutical Ltd., H G Marketing & Training Consultancy, Merck Ltd., Integrity Knowledge Services, Acme Pharmaceuticals, Kepler Vet Mission Pvt. Ltd., etc.


For M. Pharm


Academic Year Name of the Company No of students recruited
2019-20 Piramal (F & D) 1
Piramal (ADL) 1
Intas Pharmaceueticals Ltd. 1
Biodev Services 2
Troikaa Pharmaceutical Limited 1
2018-19 Intas Pharmaceutical Limited 1
Apser Life Science 1
Torrent Research Centre 5
2017-18 Apcer 3
Finecure Pharmaceuticals 1
Zydus Research Centre 2
Veeda Clinical Research 1
Torrent Research Center 10
2016-17 Sun Pharmaceutical Advanced Research Center 1
Cadila Healthcare Ltd 3
Sun Pharmaceuticals Limited 2
Dorizoe Life Sciences 1
Lambda Research Center 1
Apcer Life Sciences Ltd 1
Oxygen Healthcare Limited 1
Torrent Research Center 16
2015-16 Claris 1
Piramal Discovery Solution 2
Oxygen Healthcare Limited 2




For B. Pharm

Academic Year Name of the Company No of students recruited
2019-20 Amneal Pharmaceuticals 9



Cadila Healthcare Limited 6
Johnson and Johnson 1
Nestle 1
Himalaya drug company 1
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited 1
Intas pharmaceuticals limited 1
Biocon 1
Advantmed 1
2017-18 Cadila Healthcare Ltd. 6
Nestle India 1
Abbott India 1
Nirlife 1
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (QA) 1
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Marketing) 1
Medkart Retails 14
HCG Hospital 1
Nidhi Hospital 2
Ratnamani Healthcare 2
Lamda Research Centre 1
Kloudscript 2
2016-17 Cadila Health Care Ltd 10
Medkart Retail Drug Store 4
Abbott Pharmaceuticals Limited 1
Hcg Hospitals Pvt Ltd. 2
2015-16 Cadila Health Care Ltd. 13
Amneal Pharmaceuticals Ltd. 1
Kloudscript 1
Medkart Retail Drug Store 3
Sushen Medicamentos 4
Eris Lifescience Pvt.Ltd. 5





  • Industrial visits


Three industrial visits were organized by the LMCP Placement Committee during the last semester: to Norris medicines pvt. ltd. ; Ankleshwar GIDC, for D. Pharm. Part II students; to Laxmi Healthcare (Ronak Chemicals Unit-II); Ankleshwar GIDC, for D. Pharm. Part II students and to Pharmanza Herbals Pvt. Ltd.; Petlad for B. Pharm.  Semester VIII and M. Pharm (Pharmacognosy) students.







Three industrial visits were organized by the LMCP Placement Committee during the last semester: to Sushen Medicamentos Pvt. Ltd., Ahmedabad, for B. Pharm. Semestert-II students on 12th March 2019; to Vimal Dairy, Mehsana, for B. Pharm. Semester-VIII students on 14th March 2019 and to Unim Pharma for D. Pharm. Part-II students on 18th March, 2019.




  • One day training was organized by LMCP for M.Pharm. (QA) Sem-III students at Spinco Biotech Private Limited, Ahmedabad on 21stJuly 2018.
  • Two weeks industrial training program was organized for M. Pharm. Students(QA) Sem III from 25thJuly to 9th August, 2018, at Emcure Research Centre, Ahmedabad, for training them to current trends in pharmaceutical formulation and cGMP implementation-2018.
  • Three educational visits were organized for Pharm. D. students to Apollo Hospital on 24thNovember, 2017, Accutest Research Laboratories on 10th January, 2018, and to various CSSD departments of Zydus Hospital on 9th and 10th August, 2018.
  • Two days training program has been organized for M.Pharm. Scholars of Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Sem III) at Oxygen Healthcare Research Pvt. Ltd., Changodar during 10thand 11th August, 2018.








The placement committee of LMCP organized two industrial visits during the last semester: One for B. Pharm. Semester- VII students to Zydus Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Ahmedabad in August 2017; and the other to Nikol Formulation Pvt. Ltd., Talod, for B. Pharm. Semester-VI in April 2017.


Grants received from Industry for research projects during the last five years (2015-2020)


Grants received from Industry for research projects during the last five years (2015-2020)
Sr. No Name of the Project/ Endowments, Chairs Name of the Principal Investigator/Co-investigator Department of Principal Investigator Year of Award Total Grant Amount awarded Name of the Industry
1 Study on In-vitro platelet inhibition study of P2Y12 by Ticagrelor, its polymorphs and few co-crystals Dr. Anita A. Mehta Pharmacology 2015  2,07,200 Anlon CRO
2 R & D Project (industrial grant) Dr. Mahesh Chhabria Pharmaceutical Chemistry  2015-16 Rs. 13 lakhs Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
1 Evaluation of anti-diabetic activity of D-kill and anti-urolithiatic activity of kanika kill polyherbal formulations using experimental animal models Dr. Anita A. Mehta Pharmacology 2016 25,000 Tapobhumi Pharmaceuticals
2 Consultation on study of Herbal formulatios Dr. Anita A. Mehta Pharmacology 2016  3,05,907 Ayukalp UAP Pharma Pvt Ltd
1 Synthesis and characterization of known and unknown impurities of certain APIs’, which was completed during the period of February to April 2017 Dr. M. T. Chhabria Pharmaceutical Chemistry 2016 15,00,000 Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
1 ‘Development of a mosquito-repellent herbal formulation’ Dr. Mamta Shah Pharmacognosy  2018-19 5000 rupees per month for one year to support student research project. VASU Pharma, Vadodara
1 ‘Evaluation of Evergreen Liquid’ and ‘Evaluation of Nipa Tablet for various pharmacological activities’ Dr. Anita Mehta Pharmacology  2019-20 six months duration amounting to Rs. 2 lakhs Rajsha Pharmaceuticals




Details of the startups
Name of the startup Sector of startup Name of founders Date of Incubation Brief about the innovative solution
Chris Knight Nutrition Pvt. Ltd. Nutrition Mr. Kishor Kapadiya 03-Apr-19 Chris Knight Nutrition Pvt. Ltd. is working on the high quality, healthier nutrition solutions i.e. High nutrition low calories drinks with Natural Nourishment which is fortified with essential micronutrients. It uses Non-nutritive natural sweeteners, as they have no nutritional benefits with low calories or no calories that helps in withstanding the market with new flavoured healthy and nutritional products.
Psoriacure Pharmaceuticals Dr. Jayesh Beladiya 30-May-19 With a large source of traditional resources, Psoriacure is working on converting traditional wisdom for the treatment of psoriasis into product for the benefit of psoriasis patients and thus, for the treatment of psoriasis.
XPLOREMEDIES LLP Pharmaceutical – Model Dr. Chandraguada Patil 06-Jul-19 ExploRemedies LLP is working on an innovative teaching aid – SimuRat – which efficiently replaces the experimental animals (even the same innovation can be transformed into a dog mannequin and even human mannequin).
AnV-Stat Pharmaceuticals Ms. Vandana Thakur 12-Mar-2020 AnV-Stat is working on herbal hemostatic formulation in the First-Aid-Kit, to benefit the population at the target site and at an affordable cost. Inclusion of this formulation in the First-Aid Kit would enhance the quality of care in the emergency condition till the medical care is opted to prevent a fatality. It would reduce the need for blood transfusion and would be a boon to our superheroes and a rural population where the healthcare facility is inadequate. Besides, the therapeutic benefit of formulation could be further extended in other bleeding circumstances resulting during surgery and post-surgery.
Sano Sarvar Pvt. Ltd. (eVital) Healthcare Technology Mr. Kaushal Shah 7-July-2020 Sano Sarvar is working on Healthcare technology, cloud-based SaaS platform – for local pharmacy to offer Online pharmacy types of services by providing high quality services to their patients. It is working on a solution for local pharmacies for seamlessly integrated services of buying from Distributors, managing inventory and selling to patients.
Inspirochem Pharmaceuticals Ms. Divya Teli 25-May-2021 InspiroChem is working on the import-substitutes for key intermediates, APIs, impurities and custom-sysnthesis for novel drug candidates