Raja Ram Gurung

Raja Ram Gurung
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology · Quality Assurance

M.Sc. Microbiology
QA/QC practitioner @Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Industries | Certified Peer Reviewer | Lecturer | Research Scientist

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Introduction
Passionate in learning, teaching, research & innovation in STEM, music & literature. QA/QC Practitioner, 1. Asst. Manager, QA Dept. of The Fred Hollows Intraocular Lens Lab at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO), Nepal. 2. Managing Editor at Nepal Journal of Biotechnology (NJB) "https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJB", 3. Reviewer of BMC Antimicrobial Resistance and Infection Control (AIRC) Journal, 4. Former officer @ Deurali-Janta Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. (Djpl), 5. Former Secretary at Biotechnology Society of Nepal (BSN).
Additional affiliations
June 2021 - present
Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • - Teach Pathology (Microbiology & it's historical developments; Virology; Bacteriology; Mycology; Parasitology; Hematology; Sterilization and Disinfection) - Teach Pharmacology (Concepts of Pharmacology; Antimicrobial Agents; Nutritional Supplements; Hormones and related drugs; Drugs used in Central Nervous System; Anti-histamines and Anti-allergics; Anesthetics; Mydriatics and Cycloplegics; Miotics and Anti-glaucoma drugs; Lubricating Agents; Drug Prescription) - Conduct lab practical.
September 2019 - August 2021
Fred Hollows Intraocular Lens Laboratory
Position
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
Description
  • The Fred Hollows Intraocular Lens (FHIOL) Laboratory at Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology (TIO). • Ensure the compliance of national & international guidelines such as Medical Device Regulations (MDR), CE Mark, ISOs, US-FDA, WHO-cGMP, etc. in order to produce safe and effective medical device. • Ensure that all necessary testing are carried out and recorded appropriately in accordance to relevant SOPs, Standards (ISO 9001 & ISO 13485, MDD 93/42/EEC, Pharmacopeia etc.).
April 2018 - April 2019
Amrit Science Campus
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Also guest lecturer at Kantipur Valley College (Biotechnology Department) at Kumaripati, Lalitpur, Nepal.
Education
January 2014 - December 2016
Tribhuvan University
Field of study
  • Medical Microbiology

Publications

Publications (6)
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p>Shigellosis, a disease caused by Shigella species. It is a major public health problem in developing nations like Nepal, where communities having poverty; poor sanitation, personal hygiene, and water supplies. The main aim of our study is to isolate and identify Shigella spp. from gastroenteritis patients and to find out its drug resistance patte...
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Aim: The extent of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in Nepalese children is largely unknown. Materials & methods: Six hundred and seventy-two clinical samples collected from 232 patients between June and November 2016 were processed in a microbiology laboratory. Results: Out of 300 culture-positive samples, 52 (17.3...
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Background: Staphylococcus aureus is one of the important superbugs distributed throughout the world. It causes minor skin infections to severe complications including nosocomial infections in both hospitals and community settings. These strains have multi-drug resistant property. Hence, they are difficult to manage which increase health-related co...
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Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infections lead to chronic diseases and are the most common causes of liver cirrhosis and cancer in developing countries like Nepal. The study is carried out to determine the seroprevalence of HBV and HCV by using a Rapid kit method and Elisa Method to find out its risk factors. The cross-sectiona...
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Extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBL) producing microbes in recent years have been a major problem in developing countries like Nepal, with limited treatment options. This study aimed to determine the prevalence of ESBL producing E. coli and Klebsiella spp. in school children in Pokhara, Nepal. The study was conducted from June to October, 2015 at...

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What are the best, safe and standard practices of destroying rejected or expired antibiotics including beta lactam drugs in pharma industry?

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