History of India Section of AOAC International
The Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) International was formed in 1884 and in September 2011, this non-profit organization held its 125th Annual Meeting in New Orleans , USA.
During the 124th Annual Meeting in September 2010, Dr. Sumit Sen (Mentor, India Section of AOAC International, Chemist Technology Based Expert & Foreign Inspection Cadre Member, US FDA, and Past-President, AOAC Southern California Section) met with AOAC’s Executive Director, Dr. E. James Bradford,along with AOAC’s Board of Directors, and informed them that he would like to take the initiative of forming the India Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
In January 2011, Dr. Sumit Sen contacted Dr. Deepa Bhajekar, Managing Director at MicroChem Silliker and she kindly agreed to be the first President of the India Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
In December 2011, the AOAC Board of Directors approved the formation of the new India Section of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.
ON 5 APRIL 2012, THE FIRST INAUGURAL SEMINAR OF THE INDIA SECTION OF AOAC INTERNAITONAL WAS HELD IN MUMBAI.
India Section of AOAC International will provide a unique platform for the analytical industry. Those with a flair for science and technology will have anopportunity to discuss in an open forum issues facedin analysis for Indian matrices.
An analytical body like this will provide a platform to network with the analytically inclined and bringtogether people who work behind the scenes toenhance quality in manufacturing units and those whoare involved in R&D to bring about new products in thecountry.
Upgrading India’s analytical abilities will help us put Indian laboratories on the global map for technical expertise. It will also help in identifying gaps and plan steps for up gradation.