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For more than four decades, the B.JAIN group has been synonymous with quality in homeopathy. A whole generation of homeopaths that grew on the comprehensive B.JAIN books has now begun to gracefully pass the baton to the younger lot. The group has meanwhile grown to an international brand in the field of homeopathy. Having a name in periodicals, books, IT, seminars, pharmaceuticals and of course the common thread in all of these Homeopathy
B.JAIN group’s foundation was laid in 1966 when Mr. P.N JAIN, a typist who use to type homeopathic teachers notes in his extra time also started typing out of copyright homeopathic books during nights to make a little extra money for his family. His books were available at incredibly low prices. Mr. Jain’s day-night efforts and the support of his wife Mrs. Bimla Jain soon took the form of B.JAIN publishing company. This brought a revolution in India. The industry supported Mr. Jain with full swing as it recognized his intentions and capabilities, working closely with the senior-most doctors of the field, B.JAIN started publishing more and more books crossing the mark of 100 titles in the first decade itself.
Appreciative of Mr. Jain’s contribution to homeopathy he was awarded an honorary doctorate of the Open International University for complimentary medicines. B.JAIN also gave a platform to the Indian doctors by publishing their books and making them available across the world. While homeopathy was gradually taking roots in India and elsewhere, Mr. Jain realized most of the homeopaths were working in isolation, as there was no trustworthy medium of sharing technical findings with others in the fraternity. This gave birth to the first dedicated journal of homeopathy “The Homeopathic Heritage”. Homeopathic Heritage journal is the oldest homeopathic journal published till date without any break. It gave a platform to homeopaths from different parts of the world and country to share their thoughts and cases and this learn from each other. The Homeopathic Heritage has another feather in the cap as it has gone peer reviewed since January 2013.
Meanwhile Mr. Kuldeep Jain, son of Dr. P.N Jain joined the group in 1976. His vision gave a new direction to the group. He proactively exposed the group’s Indian publications to various fora on one hand while acquiring newer International publications on the other. Under his leadership, the group became a new hope for the homeopaths globally as it gave a new life to many titles that had become rare. B.JAIN has its own printing press, which is been awarded the fourth national award for excellence in printing. B.JAIN’s books today are not limited just to homeopathy but also cover many other topics. With the strong insight the group developed into the homeopathic industry, it gradually diversified into other allied fields as well. In 1993, the group started distributing the RADAR homeopathic software in Asia. Today RADAR OPUS is the most advanced and user -friendly homeopathic software and is being used by maximum number of successful homeopaths around the world.
In the year 2004, when there were critical attacks on homeopathy and B.Jain felt the strong need to contribute to the system for its growth and awareness. They felt that if homeopathy is not propagated and new entrants are not encouraged the system will go down and die. This thought gave birth to start of a Centre of Advance Studies in Homeopathy (C.A.S.H.), A no-profit, no-loss organization that conducts a series of seminars and workshops for propagation of homeopathy. C.A.S.H gave platform to many doctors and also gave exposure of senior most teachers to students and practitioners and thus gave them a confidence that homeopathy has much scope and capabilities.
Constantly keeping in touch with the industry made Mr. Jain realize that in spite of having the largest number of doctors and patients the people at large still have the preference for the foreign made medicines. Also, being in company with senior most teachers of the field, he was constantly asked to start pharmaceuticals. Once he asked the reason for same and the answer he got was because there was need for transparency. Everybody claims quality and no homeopath knows how the so called quality is made and assured.
It was then that B.Jain decided to start a pharmaceutical plant with a difference. The difference would be Quality with transparency. At the very outset, B.JAIN decided to concentrate on quality and documents to assure that it’s maintained consistently. Best available staff from across the world was selected and hired for the project. In the first year of production itself the company acquired both Indian and Canadian GMP’s. GMP or Good Manufacturing Practices is an internationally recognized comprehensive benchmark for quality assurance in medicine production. It covers everything from architecture, machines, raw materials, procedures to training. B.JAIN has taken special care to have the entire plant constructed as per GMP norms. Strict cleanliness and access control is maintained in the sections where medicines are prepared. The entire plant is centrally air-conditioned; all entrances to the plant have air curtains. The water used in the plant is sourced from its in-house RO cum Demineralization unit. Following the GMP standards in letter and spirit, raw materials weather plant, animal or chemical based are all obtained from trustworthy sources. Herbs are procured from original sources located wherever ideal climatic conditions can be found.
Before the actual medicine production starts, the herbs have to go through the quality control section. The section conducts detailed standardization tests on them to identify and isolate adulterants. These tests include organoleptic studies, macroscopic, microscopic observation and TLC. The special feature of B.Jain Mother tincture is 100 % of the correct herb being used and a process known as ageing. Ageing involves keeping the liquid unstirred and unmoved for certain number of days which is different for different herbs ranging from 10 days to 6 months. B.JAIN is developing its own in-house standards, which can then work as future references to assure consistent quality time and again. The unique aspect which B.Jain has started is giving right to each and every homeopath and customer to know how their medicines are being made. Any doctor who has bought a B.Jain medicine can ask for a testing report and analysis report to ensure that the herb or raw material accuracy and quality has been confirmed. B.Jain invites all homeopaths to visit its pharmaceutical plant and is happy to share its processes and working with the doctors as at B.jain they belive that every doctor has to assure that the medicine he used is 100% correct (As advocated by Dr Hahnemann in aphorism 264 – genuine medicine ) and for that he has the right to ask pharmaceutical company for same.
The highest quality mother tincture thus prepared forms the base for the dilutions made at B.Jain. The plant uses the most advanced K- Tronic Potentiser imported from Belgium. This potentiser is more accurate than any other potentiser made so far. To maintain its high accuracy of 99.6 %, it is calibrated every six months by the parent company. How the K-Tronic ensures 99.6 % accuracy is by calibrating itself every time it makes a new potency.
The tablet section of B.JAIN is another only one of its kind unit where the premium quality tablets are made. B.JAIN follows the detailed and more accurate Hahnemannian method of trituration, where complete batch triturations are carried out in Mortar and Pestle. The first sample of every batch is tested for quality control including Friability, DT and Weight Variation. The use of pure HMS lactose and disintegration time of 10-12 seconds of B.Jain tablet makes the tablet different than the others.
The globule section is another well-equipped part of the B.Jain Pharmaceutical unit. The globules made at B.Jain plants are again made in an environment made as per GMP guidelines and are made from Pharmaceutical grade sugar. The globules are majorly exported to Europe and other countries as have been highly appreciated for its quality.
The quality control department is a modern laboratory, equipped with the advanced equipment and experienced chemists. The department also maintains the control samples of all batches for all the products being made from day 1 of the manufacturing of the company. The QC department is also entrusted with detecting and preventing contamination in the production area, for this, the department conducts microbiological testing from time to time in the production area.
It is the passion and attention to detail behind this plant that makes every medicine coming out of it special. Thanks to the quality of medicines, B.JAIN entered the international market within a year of going into production. Today B.JAIN medicines are being exported to more than 7 countries including North America, Pakistan, Thailand, Singapore, CIS Countries, Bangladesh and Romania. This high quality plant is B.JAIN’s gift to the homeopathic fraternity of which B.JAIN has been the part for more than 40 years. Dr. P.N Jain had dreamt to make homeopathy a household name in India and B.JAIN is working towards making his dream a reality.
For B.Jain, Homeopathy is not just a business but a passion and that is why they have sister concerns like C.A.S.H which works with sole aim to popularize homeopathy . It’s the passion which has made B.Jain start a pharmaceutical plant which brings a unique feature of giving right to each and every doctor how his/her medicines are being made. B.Jain today is one stop shop for homeopathy for any homeopath where they can get all for their homeopathy needs, from books, journal, magazine, globules, remedy bags and now high quality medicines with 100 assurance of its correctness.
Compiled by Dr. Geeta Rani Arora , R&D Head ,B.Jain Pharmaceuticals