Good Manufacturing Procedure or GMP, it is the standard followed in the Pharmaceutical Industry the world over. GMP requires that every batch of drugs produced has to be analyzed for its quality. One of the machines needed to comply with this standard is called a HPLC which stands for High Pressure Liquid Chromatography. It confirms that the correct active drug is in a tablet in the correct amount. It would also show if there are impurities present.
Opening Cinpharm's doors, literally, AIDSfreeAFRICA introduces Prof. Efange from the
Dr. Hamadjoda. Bringing people together, bringing resources, networking within University of Buea to and across continents, is what Dr. Hodel enjoys most. Cameroon
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Cinpharm is a 24 million US dollar high tech production facility owned and operated by Cameroonians, CEO Mr. Celestin Tawamba. The factory went into production of 40 essential drugs and IV fluids with high capacity output.
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Cinpharm signs collaboration agreement with AIDSfreeAFRICA. Picture from left: Dr. Ernest Tonye, Cinpharm; Dr. Efange, University of Buea; Dr. Issa Hamadjoda, Cinpharm; Dr. Rolande Hodel, AIDSfreeAFRICA.
In addition to asking for equipment, the company seeks to hire highly trained manangerial and scientific personnel, is looking for reliable cost efficient sources for raw materials and support with maintenance and trouble shooting.
AIDSfreeAFRICA is reaching out to the Cameroonian diaspora working in US as Pharmacists to return to
. We are also collaborating with the American Chemical Society and the Federation of African Societies of Chemistry to attract qualified personal. Cameroon
AIDSfreeAFRICA delivered analytical equipment worth ½ million $US. The used equipment was donated by US Pharmaceutical companies, collected and crated by Dr. Paul Winslow, head of a New Jersey based non-profit called “Students 2 Science”.
|Dr. Paul Winslow and Dr. Rolande Hodel|
|Four analytical instruments plus spare parts|
Cinpharm has a few of these machines but its growing manufacturing requires more of these expensive tools. Thus Cinpharm asked asked AIDSfreeAFRICA for one machine. Dr. Hodel came back to the US, asking for three, Paul Winslow offered four machines and much more.
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Dr. Simon Efange, Universitry of Buea, Dr. Rolande Hodel
The University benefited from the shipment by receiving UV-vis photo spectrometer, rotor evaporators, water purification units, glassware and more. Amazingly, whatever was not useful to industry was highly sought after by the University. Nothing went to waste, even the optical microscope, it went north to a small medical clinic.