Instrumental Access 2022
University of Cape CoastSchool of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Training the next generation of Ghanaian pharmacists
Meet our Awardee
The University of Cape Coast was established in 1962. The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences was established in 2018 to train students for careers in the much-needed fields of pharmacy and related pharmaceutical sciences.
The school comprises five academic departments: pharmacotherapy and pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical microbiology, pharmacognosy, and herbal medicine, pharmaceutics, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
The Department of Forensic Sciences at the University of Cape Coast is a previous Instrumental Access awardee.
The school's research interests include antimicrobial resistance, malaria, tuberculosis, and non-communicable diseases.
With Instrumental Access equipment, we can move forward with full characterization of our compounds. This places us in a good position to engage in translational research and pursue our drug development agenda fully. Ultimately, it will help us in our quest to bring drug products on the market from our country’s rich natural resources.”
Seeking natural solutions to neurological disorders: Robert Biney, PhD
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Instrumental Access equipment will promote teaching and research and ensure that faculty who return home to Ghana and have been trained on the most sophisticated equipment can continue to contribute to research in their home countries. They will have the right equipment needed to do impactful research.”
About the Department
Location: Cape Coast, Ghana
Year Established: 2018
Students Impacted Annually: 500 undergraduate, 30 graduate
Why Instrumental Access?
The School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is preparing to introduce a postgraduate program in pharmaceutical technology and cosmetic science, as well as future programs in pharmaceutical microbiology and medicinal chemistry.
Instrumental Access will support the specialized equipment needed for the discovery, development, and manufacturing of medicine.
Shipment StatusIn preparation
About Instrumental Access
To begin, we identify a pipeline of scientific talent. Then we rigorously screen universities and select those with the most potential to advance education and research through Instrumental Access.