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Medicinal Chemistry & Quality Control

Dr. Bola K. Mustapha currently heads the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Quality Control (MC&QC). Other staff of the Department include;

Obodozie, O. O., PhD (Research Professor)

Florence D. Tarfa, PhD

Nneka Ibekwe, PhD

Gloria Ajoku, PhD

Kirim, R. A., MSc

Samali Ayuba, MSc

Bukola Odeniran, MSc

Tiwalade Adelakun, B.Pharm

Florence Oga, B.Pharm

Ernest Afolabi, HND, FNISLT

Eunice Oyedele, PGD

Martha Ibe, HND

Cordelia Onanuga, HND

Theresa Jonah, HND

Ache, T. A., ND

Activities of the Department include;

1. Operational research for health policy formulation.

2. Database on quality of drugs in use in Nigeria.

3. Pharmacokinetics of drugs of interest to Nigeria.

4. Development of analytical techniques for food and drug.

5. Drug and Food analyses.

6. Bioavailability and bioequivalence of orthodox drug products.

7. Development of quality specifications for the raw materials/extract/finished products.

8. Isolation/chemistry of natural products

9. In vitro drug/enzyme inhibition studies

Areas of specialization/Collaboration include;

– Collaboration with the National Sports Commission in setting up the National Doping Control Laboratory.

– Establishing the chemistry – manufacturing control for candidate drug.

– Determination of bioavailability/bioequivalence (BA/BE) of ACTs/ARVs in Nigeria.

– Provision of R&D facilities for undergraduates, post-graduate studies and researchers from universities and other organizations.

– Consultancy services and technical support to local entrepreneurs in food and herbal drugs.


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