Kobian Scientific

Kobian Scientifc Kenya Ltd which is a Nairobi Based company voluntarily repaired and did an routine maintenance of lproduct development equipment like Tablet friability testers, disintegration tester, mutipurpose drive and single punch tablet press from Erweka on 17th November 2014.



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Industry University collaboration

School of Pharmacy (UoN) and Universal Corporation are working together on a project funded by Federation of East African Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and GIZ. The project involves development of a generic Rufinamide (an orphan anti-epileptic drug) product for use in East Africa for the management of children with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome.

phase 1 of this project involves formulation development of generic rufinamide tablets and development and validation of methods of analysis and sclae up to industry level production.

Dr George Mugendi attends a GRADE workshop

Dr George Mugendi Attended a GRADE workshop conducted by the South African Cochrane Center staff in collaboration with the KEMRI Welcome-Trust staff members.

The workshop dealt with how to assess the quality of evidence and it introduced participants on the use of the GRADE Pro GDT software that assists in this exercise. The participants were drawn from academia as well as research.

DoPPP participates in the curriculum review process

The Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice recently participated in the curriculum review process at a week long meeting held at Maanzoni Lodge in Machakos County.

Welcome to the new post graduate students in MPharm Clinical Pharmacy and Industrial Pharmacy

We would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new post graduate students (Part 1) in the department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice.

For any information regarding the timetables and lecture schedules, we advise that the new students contact the course cordinators as well as the chairman's office.

Dr Shital Maru promoted to Senior Lecturer

We would like to congratulate Dr Maru on her recent promotion to Senior Lecturer position. Dr Maru hold a PhD in Pharmaceutics from the University of Nairobi and is the current chair of the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice.

We wish her all the best in her career.

Dr Opanga promoted to Lecturer

We at the Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy Practice would like to congratulate Dr Opanga on her well deserved promotion to Lecturer position.

Dr Opanga first joined the department as a Tutorial Fellow while pursuing her Masters in Clinical Pharmacy, which is what she now teaches at both undergraduate and post graduate level.

Dr Mugendi attends a Cochrane Fellowship in Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Mugendi attended a Cochrane Fellowship for authors of Cochrane systematic reviews in Cape Town South Africa between 14th and 26th July 2014.

Dr Mugendi has been working on a review and the award by the South African Cochrane Center was meant to assist in completion of the review by providing a time out period for the authors to concentrate on their work. There were four other authors from Nigeria and South Africa who were at different stages of the review process, either a new review or an update of an existing review.

Dr Opanga returns from the University of Washington

Dr Opanga returned from the US where she had gone for three months between March and June 2014 as part of her studies for the fellowship in Implementation Science.

We welcome her back and wish her well in her future endeavours.


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