• BPharm (KLECOP, Belgaum, RGUHS, India)
  • MPharm – Pharmaceutics (KLECOP, Belgaum, RGUHS, India)
  • PhD -Pharmaceutical Technology (USM, Malaysia)

Administrative Responsibility

  • Head of Research
  • Head of Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • Registered Pharmacist, Karnataka State Pharmacy Council, India
  • Member of Malaysian Natural Product Society, Malaysia
  • Member of “The Malaysian Local Chapter of the Controlled Release Society”

Teaching, Research and Work Experience

  • Academia – 12 years
  • Pharmaceutical Industry and Consultation – 8 years
Major Research Interests Teaching Interests
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: Stealth Liposomes and Nanoparticles
  • HPLC Analytical Method Research & Development for Pharmaceutical Preparations
  • Personalized Medicine: Powder-liquid three-dimensional printing (3D) of drugs & Tablets
  • Formulation & Evaluation of Cancer Prevention/Anti-antiangiogenic & Natural Compounds
  • Sterile Pharmaceutics
  • Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Solid & Liquid Dosage Forms
  • Industrial Pharmacy & Regulatory Affairs
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) & Quality Assurance
Research Grants
  • The efficacy of oral versus ophthalmic preparations of standardized extract of Orhtosiphon stamineus for adjunctive management of retinal neovascularisation secondary to proliferative diabetic retinopathy. NRGS (Ministry Of Agriculture) grant. Co-Researcher (Ongoing : 01-January-2015 to 31 Dec ember 2016).
  • Chemoprevention properties of Orthosiphon stamineus in Cervical cancer. NRGS (Ministry Of Agriculture) Grant. Co-Researcher (Ongoing: 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016).
  • In vitro and in vivo studies on complementary effects of standardised ethanolic Orthosiphon stamineus extract on drug resistant pancreatic cancer. NRGS (Ministry Of Agriculture) Grant. Co-Researcher (Ongoing: 01 January 2015 to 31 December 2016).
  • Identification of compounds with antiproliferative activity against cancer of Cervixs from Clinacanthus nutans and its mechanism of actions. UiTM Internal Excellence Funds, UiTM (RAGS-grant) Co-Researcher (Completed: December 2012 to December 2014).
  • Pharmaceutical product development, Private Industrial Grant, Principal Investigator (Completed: January 2013 to April 2014).
  • Standardization, formulation development, stability tests, pharmacokinetics and toxicological studies of 50% ethanol extract of Orthosiphon stamineus. NRGS (Ministry Of Agriculture) Grant. Co-Researcher (Completed: November 2012 to July 2015).
  • Formulation and evaluation of Chronopharmaceutical Osmotic device. Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS). Co-Researcher(Completed: January 2008 to July 2012).
Consultancy Services

Consultant on Pharmaceutical Product Development to Natureceutical Sdn Bhd, Malaysia

Research Citation Index

Google Citation Index (March 2016)h-index: 5,   i10-index: 5,   Citation: 94  

Selected Patents
  • Abdul Majid AMS, Kanakal MM. Herbaceutical Formulations. United States Patent Application Publication Number; Pub. No.:US 2016/0287656 A1, Oct.6, 2016.
  • Abdul Majid AMS, Zhari Ismail, Zeyad D, Mohmoud Nassar , Mohamed Khadeer AB, Aisha AFA, Khalid. MAS, Zhari Ismail,Kanakal MM, Abdul Majid AS, Khadeer MS. Composition comprising Sandoricum Koetjape extracts and uses thereof. International Patent Publication Number; WO2013/028051 A128, 2013.
Selected Publications
  • Kanakal MM, Abdul Majid AMS, Abdul Majid AS, Sattar MZA, Ajmi NS. Buffer-free high performance liquid chromatography method for the determination of Theophylline in pharmaceutical dosage forms. Trop J Pharm Res. 2014; 13(1):149-153.
  • Nanjwade BK, Shamrez Ali, Kanakal MM, Manvi FV. Effect of tropical climatic conditions: on stability of dry powder for suspensions. Trop J Pharm Res. 2010; 9(1):73-79.
  • Sakeena MHF, Kanakal, MM, Azmin MN. Formulation and in vitro evaluation of Ketoprofen in Palm oil esters nanoemulsion for topical delivery. J Oleo Sci. 2010; 59(4):223-22
  • Sakeena MHF, Kanakal, MM, Azmin MN. Effect of Limonene on permeation enhancement of Ketoprofen in Palm oil esters nanoemulsion. J Oleo Sci. 2010; 59(7):395-400.
  • Kanakal MM, Azmin MN, Sakeena MHF. Effect of coating solvent ratio on the drug release lag time of coated Theophylline osmotic tablets. Trop J Pharm Res. 2009; 8(3):239-245.
  • Doijad RC, Manvi FM, Kanakal MM. Effect of processing variables on dissolution and solubility of Piroxicam: Hydroxypropyl-b-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes. Ind J Pharm Sci. 2007; 69(2):323-326.
  • Doijad RC, Manvi FM, Kanakal MM. Studies On Piroxicam beta-Cyclodextrin Inclusion Complexes. The Ind Pharm. 2007; 6(55):94-98.
Selected International Presentations
  • Kanakal MM, Majid AMS, Abdul Majid AS, Siti Balkees. Effect of solvent combination on density and elements of spray dried Orthosiphon stamineus extract powder. Poster Presentation at IUPHAR World Conference on the Pharmacology of Natural and Traditional Medicine: 2015; National Singapore University, Republic of Singapore.
  • Samsudin FD, Bakrin FS, Shamsuddin N, Misbah H, Kanakal MM. Preparation of an Nicotiana Tabacum antioxidant extract mouthwash. Poster Presentation at International Conference on Innovative dentistry: 2015; Eastin Hotel, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Kanakal MM, Majid AMS, Abdul Majid CANSSUFIVE® Standardised plant base composition for antiangiogenic activity. Oral Presentation at Geneva Innovation Convention: 2011; Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Kanakal MM, Azmin MN. Effects of particle size on packing of Sodium Chloride during tablet compression. Poster presentation at Materials: Crystal Engineering, 42nd IUPAC Congress, Royal Chemical Society: 2009; Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK).