Students performing practical demonstrations in the Department of Food Science and Technology at KNUST

Two Shipments Arrive in Ghana!

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During the last week of 2021, two shipments arrived at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana.

KNUST's Department of Food Science and Technology and Department of Pharmaceutics are now home to more than 8,000 pounds of lab equipment and supplies!

Together, these departments are planning to:

  • Research more affordable, indigenous drug delivery media for medicines
  • Train more students for careers in the pharmaceutical sector
  • Address food security by finding new, more valuable uses for staple crops
  • Furnish new lab space to provide hands-on education to undergraduates
Africa has a lot of challenges and many of these can only be addressed by African scientists developing technologies and solutions locally. This equipment will help advance our research, which focuses on the safety and processing of nutritious food for our population in Ghana."
—Nana Baah Pepra-Ameyaw, PhD, Lecturer in the Department of Food Science and Technology.

Hear more from Dr. Pepra-Ameyaw about the equipment's impact: