The real world of accreditation

2020-10-07T14:30:34+00:00October 7th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The real world of accreditation At the same time as struggling with the Covid pandemic the world has been convulsed by the protests and issues associated with the Black Lives Matter movement. The pharmaceutical industry and the higher education courses servicing that industry have also been touched deeply by these matters. Much has been written elsewhere about responses to the pandemic but here I shall concentrate on how higher education can respond effectively to issues of social justice and tailor its programmes to enable all individuals within it to reach their maximum potential regardless of colour, creed or cultural background. [...]

Covid 19 Pandemic

2020-07-13T10:30:14+00:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Blog|

COVID-19 Information Please regularly visit this section of our website for updates relating to the Covid–19 pandemic. The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry What are pharmaceutical companies doing to tackle Covid-19 Please see this link to what Pharmaceutical companies are doing. Global COVID-19 Therapeutics Development Update 12th June 2020-US FDA- 20200612_Therapeutics_Weekly Data Lake Update_vShare Hever Group Survey on Covid-19 Pandemic Pharmaceutical Companies have a long tradition of collaborating in pre-competitive partnerships to share data and knowledge. The Hever Group that comprises the most senior R&D Directors from the "Top 20" (by R&D spend) Pharmaceutical Companies was established 25 years ago [...]

PharmSci 2019 a Reflection

2019-10-17T12:06:53+00:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Thank you for making PharmSci 2019 a huge success Mark McAllister (APS Chair) & Cameron Alexander (Conference Science Chair) The APS Greenwich meeting saw the annual conference return to a three day format in the unique surroundings of Greenwich Universities maritime campus. It was the first time we had brought the conference to this location and it proved to be a real success for the Academy with strong attendance over the three days. I’d like to thank all our plenary and award lecturers who started the programme each day, they shared a [...]

The Biopharmaceutics Focus Group – 20 years of Progress in Predicting Oral Absorption

2019-10-07T12:45:46+00:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

The Biopharmaceutics Focus Group – 20 years of Progress in Predicting Oral Absorption As the Biopharmaceutics Focus Group (FG) has just enjoyed a long overdue change of leadership with Hannah Batchelor (University of Birmingham) replacing me in the FG lead role, I thought I would take the opportunity to reflect on how the fundamental science which drives our understanding of biopharmaceutics has changed over the years. The FG has been in operation since the mid-90s (it’s too long ago for any of us to be more accurate!) and was originally chaired by Jim Murray who was then at AstraZeneca.  [...]

Scientific Medal Winners

2019-08-15T12:34:02+00:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Recognising excellence in pharmaceutical science We are pleased to announce the winners of the Hanbury Memorial Medal and the Harrison Memorial Medal. Congratulations to the two winners: Prof Alexander (Sandy) Taylor Florence CBE and Prof Yvonne Perrie. The Hanbury Memorial Medal Award Following the death of Daniel Hanbury in 1875, a fund was established in his memory. The fund is used to support the award of a medal which was originally given for "high excellence in the prosecution or promotion of original research in the Natural History and Chemistry of Drugs." Nowadays, the award is made quinquennially by the RPS [...]

APS PharmSci Conference Blog

2019-06-25T15:37:38+00:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Blog|

APS PharmSci Conference BlogThis year’s APS PharmSci Conference to be held in the University of Greenwich (Wednesday 11thto Friday 13thSeptember) will be the tenth organised by the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Let’s look back over the last nine years and review a tiny part of what the Conferences have covered to give a taster of what you might expect from this year’s meeting.APS PharmSci is a chance for Pharmaceutical Scientists to meet and exchange ideas, to present their latest research, to view the latest equipment and offerings from the exhibitors and to network. Attendees are approximately equally divided between academics, students [...]

The APS Blog on Blogging

2019-04-09T08:52:23+00:00March 16th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

The APS Blog On Blogging!Having willingly agreed to write a blog for the APS I thought I should have a think and asked myself the following questions:* What makes a good blog?* What do people want to read when you can find anything at your fingertips?* Who will read this blog anyway!So as with any form of research I looked at what other blogs are out there in pharmacy and I found plenty, if you are interested the top 50 (yes 50!) pharmaceutical blogs can be found here: https://blog.feedspot.com/pharma_blogs/The range of blogs is vast with emphasis on regulatory decisions to the [...]

Have we reached a crossroads in pharmaceutical education?

2019-04-08T12:59:55+00:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Have we reached a crossroads in pharmaceutical education? The crossroad concept reflects that it used to be possible for a student interested in a career in pharmaceutical science to qualify either as a pharmacist or as a pharmaceutical scientist and be able to progress a science-based career with many options available. I am worried that these opportunities could be reduced as the pharmacy courses increase their clinical content and I do not want to see such a careers crossroad appear for budding pharmaceutical scientists. The General Pharmaceutical Council are consulting on the initial education and training standards for pharmacists. (https://surveys.pharmacyregulation.org/s/IETP-standards/). [...]

OrBiTo and the rDCS approach to formulation development

2019-04-09T08:54:02+00:00March 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|

OrBiTo and the rDCS approach to formulation development The crossroad concept reflects that it used to be possible for a student interested in a career in pharmaceutical science to qualify either as a pharmacist or as a pharmaceutical scientist and be able to progress a science-based career with many options available. I am worried that these opportunities could be reduced as the pharmacy courses increase their clinical content and I do not want to see such a careers crossroad appear for budding pharmaceutical scientists.  The General Pharmaceutical Council are consulting on the initial education and training standards for pharmacists.(https://surveys.pharmacyregulation.org/s/IETP-standards/).  The [...]

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