Institute of Pharmaceutics

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1. History

The Institute of Pharmaceutics, formerly known as Teaching & Research Group of Pharmaceuticsof the Department of Pharmacy in Lanzhou Medical College. In 2004, Lanzhou Medical College was incorporated into Lanzhou University, Teaching & Research Group of Pharmaceutics was changed intothe Institute of Pharmaceutics.

2. Faculty and Research Conditions

The faculty distribution of the institute is generally reasonable, with higher education degree andyounger academic team. There are one professor/doctoral supervisor, two associate professor/master’s supervisors, two lecturers and one senior technician. Four of them were conferred PhD degree. One is academic leaders in Gansu province, and one selected as 1, 2-level personnel of Gansu provincial“333” talent.

In recent years, the basic conditions for teaching and research were significantly improved. 3laboratory equipments valued greater than 10,000 RMB, and the total equipment value was about 1,200,000 RMB. Offices and laboratories are equipped with the Internet.

3. Research Fields and Teaching Work

The Institute of Pharmaceutics mainly carries out theoretical and applied R&D studies aroundpharmaceutical preparations. Academic research focuses on three directions: new drug preparation andnew technologies, bio-pharmaceutics and pharmacokinetics, and clinical pharmaceutics. New drugpreparation and new technology aims to lower toxicity and develop new formulations against toxicsubstances or inconvenient-use dosage forms in clinical use. Bio-pharmaceutics and pharmacokineticsaims to investigate in vivo absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion characteristics for naturalactive components or new drug formulations. Clinical pharmaceutics research mainly includes clinicalpharmacy, adverse effect monitoring, special formulations research, and pharmaceutical informationservices.

The institute mainly undertakes the teaching of Pharmaceutics, Bio-pharmaceutics andPharmacokinetics, TCM Pharmaceutics and the Theory and Practice of Clinical Pharmacy forPharmacy-specialized undergraduates, and new drug formulations and new dosage forms for graduates as well as related teaching work for adult education.

4. Teaching and Research Achievements

The courses of Pharmaceutics, Bio-pharmaceutics and Pharmacokinetics are well-received by undergraduates. The textbook named “Pharmaceutics Experiments” was self-edited and used in practical teaching. The project named “Discussion on the Teaching Reform of Theory Courses inPharmaceutics” awarded the teaching achievements prize by the former Lanzhou Medical College. The course of Pharmaceutics that the institute offers has been recognized as Quality Course in Gansu province.

The institute has undertaken National Natural Science Foundation, projects supported by theMinistry of Science and Technology, key projects of the Ministry of Education, Natural Science Foundation of Gansu province, scientific and technological projects supported by Gansu province, projects of the Health Department of Gansu province, etc. Some projects won the second and third prizes of Science and Technology Progress of Gansu province and that of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences. In recent years, a national patent was authorized, 2 books were published. More than 10 projects are in progress. Over 10 papers were cited in SCI, and 20 academic articles were published in the key journals.

Pharmaceutics is a widely-applied discipline. We have been focusing on scientific research co-operation with relevant enterprises. Academic exchanges at home and abroad are greatly encouragedso as to broaden staff’s academic vision, and promote integration of teaching, learning and research.

5. Discipline Construction and Talent Cultivating

Focusing on the construction of research platform and talent echelon, the Institute ofPharmaceutics has established a joint training base for pharmacy-specialized talents to further broadenthe research directions with the First Hospital of Lanzhou University, the Second Hospital of Lanzhou University, and the First Hospital of the People’s Liberation Army. High-level professionals’ educationhas achieved significant progress in recent years. Now we enroll doctoral candidate majoring in thepharmaceutical research direction of Chinese and Western Medicine Clinic. The current graduateprogram is covering New Drug Preparation and New Technologies, Bio-pharmaceutics andPharmacokinetics, and Clinical Pharmaceutics.

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