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About centre

The Centre for Pharmaceutical Product Development & Commercialization was established since October 2019 with approval of the higher management of Quest International University (QIU). The Centre formerly named as Centre for Pharmaceutical Research & Postgraduate Studies which was established in the year of 2017. The Centre for Pharmaceutical Product Development & Commercialization is built on the concept of outcome-based research, incorporating academic, business, and personal ethics with rising standard of goals and challenges. It is one of the research arms of the Centre for Research & Innovation and Faculty of Pharmacy (QIU). It is in the campus of QIUP at Ipoh, Perak Darul Ridzuan, and Malaysia.

The research centre welcomes industry projects on product research, development, scale-up and commercialization. The project focuses primarily on scientific basis of product formulation research and performance along with scale-up at pharmaceutical production pilot plant. The centre also takes on other research interest areas as listed below.

Name of Research MemberMajor Research Interests
Prof. Datuk Dr Allan Mathews
  • Community Pharmacy Practice
  • Quality of Medicines along the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
  • Impact Studies on Clinical Pharmacy Services
Prof. Dr. Syed Atif Abbas
  • Cardiovascular and Renal Pharmacology/Physiology
  • Antihypertensive and hypoglycemic effects of herbal extracts
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahibub Mahamadsa Kanakal
  • Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: Stealth Liposomes and Nanoparticles
  • Powder-liquid three-dimensional printing (3D) of drugs & Tablets
  • Formulation Development & Evaluation of Natural Compounds
  • Analytical Method Research & Development
Mr. Lean Yen Loong
  • Development of Analytical Procedures
Dr. Ayesha Fatima
  • Computer aided drug designing and modeling
  • Computational evaluation of drug action
  • Drug formulation and computational ADMET studies
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vijay Kotra
  • Design and synthesis of anticancer agents.
  • Natural Product chemistry
  • Analytical method development


Contact Us:

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mahibub Mahamadsa Kanakal
Director – Centre for Pharmaceutical Product Development & Commercialization
Head of Department – Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
Coordinator: Research, Postgraduate Studies and Strategic Linkages
Faculty of Pharmacy, Quest International University
No.227, Plaza TTS (Level 2)
Jalan Raja Permaisuri Bainun 30250 Ipoh,
Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia
Tel: +6052490500 , Fax: +605 241 0295
Email: enquiries@qiup.edu.mymahibub.kanakal@qiup.edu.my

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