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    NIPRD Head Office
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    Director General/Chief Executive, Professor K. S. Gamaniel, OON, FAS, FPSN, FPCPharm.
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    Innovation Award
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    Our scientists on the bench conducting R&D
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    Prof. Isaac Adewole, Honourable Minister of Health and Prof. Karniyus Gamaniel, DG NIPRD
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    Senate Committee on Health pays Oversight Function visit to NIPRD
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    The DG, NIPRD on PSN delegation on a courtesy visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR
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    The President, PSN (Pharm) Ahmed Yakassai visits NIPRD
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    PSN (Abuja Chapter) new EXCO pays a familiarization/courtesy visit to NIPRD

Function

The Institute, which formally took off in January 1989, has the following functions:.

  • Undertake research and development work on drugs, biological products including vaccines and pharmaceutical raw materials from indigenous natural resources and by synthesis using appropriate science and technology methodologies.
  • Conduct appropriate investigations and consequent applications in the areas of evaluation, preservation, purification, standardization, safety and rational utilization of traditional medicine.
  • Develop methodologies for quality assessment of biological products, orthodox and herbal medicines including their raw materials.
  • Serve as reference centre for research work on the biopharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, storage and stability of imported and locally manufactured drugs and biological products.
  • Conduct research and development work into pharmaceutical biotechnology, nutrition, cosmetics and environmental science for improved quality oflife and the conservation of medicinal and aromatic plants.
  • Establish and operate a quality assurance laboratory for pharmaceutical raw materials and products.
  • Promote and sponsor staff development; through training courses, workshops, and fellowship within and outside Nigeria.
  • Promote and sponsor the local development and production of drugs, vaccines pharmaceutical machinery, devices and accessories.
  • Promote and sponsor the local development and production of drugs, vaccines pharmaceutical machinery, devices and accessories.
  • Promote the pilot production unit of the Institute into a limited liability business venture.
  • Transfer pharmaceutical products and machinery technologies to private sector industries, and render consultancy and extension services to such and other organizations.
  • Establish and maintain relevant laboratories, clinics, medicinal plant gardens in strategic ecological zones of Nigeria as may be’ necessary for the performance of the functions.
  • Compile and publish relevant data resulting from the performance of the functions ofthe Institute.
  • Sponsor such national and international conferences, workshops, and symposia, as may be considered appropriate.
  • Patent and register new products and processes with appropriate national bodies, international organizations, and selected countries.
  • Enter into commercial and other appropriate agreements with relevant national and multinational corporations regarding the marketing and utilization of the Institute’s products and services.
  • Liaise with higher institutions, government organizations, multinational bodies and other relevant establishments within and outside Nigeria in the pursuance of the mandate ofthe Institute.
  • Establish and develop drug information system, collate and synthesize relevant research information for drug manufacturing industries and research centres.

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