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Dr. Christiana Y. Isimi

Head of Department


Department of Pharmaceutical Technology & Raw Materials Development (PT&RMD)

The Department is currently headed by Dr. Christiana Yetunde Isimi, an Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics.


The Divisions in the Department include;

  • Preformulation studies

  • Formulation studies / design

  • Stability studies

  • Pharmaceutical raw materials development

The Department has a staff strength of 16 people; 8 research fellows, 6 technologists and 2 secretarial staff. We are currently involved in the development of excipients (micro & nanocrystalline cellulose and chitosan) from local sources (coconut husk and snail shell respectively), modification of starches from local sources, development oral and topical formulations from herbal extracts. We are also carrying out capsulation of Moringa oleifera leaf powder as part of the service rendered to customers through the Consult Unit. The Department recently obtained some new equipment including a dissolution apparatus (RC-6 Dissolution tester, China).

Functions of the Department:


  1. Preformulation studies

  2. Formulation studies/design

  3. Stability studies

  4. Pharmaceutical raw materials development


Areas of Specialization

  • Nanotechnology and its applications in medicine

  • Dosage form design, preparation and assessment

  • Development and stability profiling of raw materials and dosage forms

Designate as Center of Excellence in African Sub-region in research and development of phytomedicine