MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Institute for Pharmaceutical Technology and Education (NIPTE) welcomes Texas A&M Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy to the organization as its 17th member. Indra K. Reddy, PhD, the college’s founding dean, will serve on the NIPTE board of directors. As a NIPTE member, Texas A&M will contribute to its various scientific and educational programs.
“Texas A&M’s infrastructure and expertise in drug delivery, formulations design (including pediatric and abuse deterrent formulations), manufacturing and regulatory science for complex products are among the best in the nation,” said Vadim J. Gurvich, PhD, MBA, NIPTE’s executive director and research associate professor at the University of Minnesota. “These competencies align well with our priorities – and our stakeholders’ – adding to the critical mass we are establishing to offer programs and solutions that are urgently needed by the Nation's Pharmaceutical Quality System.”
“Texas A&M is delighted to join the outstanding group of NIPTE institutions with a common mission to improve human health through multi-university, collaborative research,” Reddy said. “At a time when FDA regulations and the pharma industry are poised to change dramatically, it is imperative that our complex products that are being developed and policies that are in effect to regulate these products in the nation are science-based with transparency for best quality assurance. NIPTE has done a commendable job of recognizing these needs and bringing together the best and brightest of pharmaceutical scientists, engineers and chemists to solve global challenges. We look forward to working and advancing human health with our NIPTE colleagues.”
NIPTE is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit academic organization dedicated to excellence in fundamental research and education in pharmaceutical science and manufacturing. Its mission is to improve human health through multi-university collaborative research by advancing quality, safety, affordability and speed to market of medicines. NIPTE is comprised of 17 top US schools of pharmacy, chemical and pharmaceutical engineering, and a medical school. Current members are Duquesne University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Long Island University, Purdue University, Rutgers University, Texas A&M University, University of Connecticut, University of Iowa, University of Kansas, University of Kentucky, University of Maryland Baltimore, University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Puerto Rico, University of Rochester Medical Center, University of Texas, and University of Wisconsin.