Analytical chemists schooled on drug development

Friday, June 10, 2016

Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) Pharmaceutical Company has started a one week training workshop for African analytical chemists to equip them with practical skills in Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS).

GC-MS is a widely-used analytical technique classified as crucial for environmental monitoring and drug development.

The training, under a new five-year partnership between GSK, the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) and Pan Africa Chemistry Network (PACN), is being rolled out for over 400 scientists from Ghana, Nigeria and Ethiopia, with observers from other countries across the continent also participating.

The programme, which also serves as trainer of trainers, aimed to equip the local chemists to train others leaving a self-sustaining project and a lasting legacy in African science.

Source: GhanaWeb (link opens in a new window)

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