Archive for January 2016

Students Participate in Exciting Lab – Take a Look!

  Who doesn’t love Aspirin? It’s a common drug can treat pain, fevers and inflammation. In low doses, it can even prevent heart attacks, strokes and blood clotting. As a result, it is no surprise that many major pharmaceutical companies offer their own version of the drug. Last week at AAPS, instructor Jason Chu led a lab session where students were taught how to conduct various laboratory tests on Aspirin in an effort to evaluate various properties such as; product purity, identity, safety and quality. These pharmaceutical tests are useful because they provide students with technical skills that are required.. READ MORE »

BC Clinical Research Breakthrough: Prostate Cancer Drug to Begin Trials

This year, approximately 24,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in Canada. For nearly 80 per cent of them, surgery and radiation will be enough to wipe out the cancer. However, for the remaining 20 per cent, there’s little that can be done to cure them—until now. On December 2nd, Dr. Marianne Sadar from the BC Cancer Agency announced that a new breakthrough drug has been approved for clinical trials. That drug, known as EPI-506, has the potential to shrink tumours that resist current treatments. Here’s a look at how this new drug could be a game changer, and.. READ MORE »

New Webinar: How-to Manage Your OSAP Loan Effectively

  Are you a student who has received loans from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) during your academic life? If yes, the following information is intended to help you understand ‘what happens next’. The National Student Loan Service (NSLSC) is providing Repayment Webinars to help students understand their options for repaying their student loan. We encourage students to look at the following dates to see which webinar works best for their schedules. Presentations are given by the NSLSC and are one hour in length. To register, click on the link below; choose the time and date that works best.. READ MORE »

[Reminder] Time is Running Out to Enroll in the Good Sanitation Practices Workshop!

  Time is running out to register in the Good Sanitation Practices, Requirements and Regulations – Food and Pharma workshop! On January 28, Instructor Pirouz Yousefian will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to evaluate and inspect the sanitary status of food/pharma plants. The workshop is particularly designed to provide strong understanding of the applicable Health Canada Regulations, GMPs and industry best practices. The course covers an introduction to hygienic practices, regulatory requirements for sanitation programs and modern sanitation practices in food and pharma processing facilities. For more information about the workshop, such as cost, time and details, click.. READ MORE »

What’s On in January

Happy January! We can’t believe the New Year has already started. To kick-off 2016, we are hosting a number of exciting workshops and training programs. Below, we’ve listed the upcoming opportunities, some of them are even free! Be sure to have a look, and contact us as soon as possible to register. FREE: Food Technology, Safety and Quality Workshop Date: January 14, 2016 In this free workshop, instructor Pirouz Yousefian leads a discussion about a career in Food Technology, Safety and Quality. This workshop is designed to help students understand what a prospective career in Food Technology, Safety and Quality requires, but.. READ MORE »

Developing New Year’s Eating Plans With Nutrition And Health Training

New Year’s resolution season is upon us. At this time of year, it’s normal to see a flood of new gym memberships and healthy food purchases, as people pledge to take better care of themselves, only for all those good intentions to fall away within a few short months. So why do so many people fail to keep their resolutions? Some people set goals that are either too vague or too unrealistic to follow, while others fail to organize themselves to follow through, adopt unsustainable fad diets, or lose heart when they experience setbacks. Fortunately, professionals with nutrition training can.. READ MORE »

Milestone Moment for AAPS’s Own, Laleh Bighash

We would like to congratulate our very own, Laleh Bighash, on her exciting invitation to be a member of the Minister’s Private Career College Advisory Committee. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities is mandated with regulating various aspects of the Private Career Colleges sector, including sharing information about current and emerging issues. Laleh’s extensive and accomplished career as a Private Career College executive will provide the Minister’s committee with an insightful perspective in open forum discussions dealing with important issues concerning Private Career Colleges in Ontario. Congratulations again, Laleh; we are excited to see what this new avenue of.. READ MORE »

Regulatory Affairs Spotlight: How New Drug Development Works

Drug research is essential to helping medicine advance and finding new ways of fighting illness, but it is a long and complicated process. Just one in every 5,000 compounds that enters preclinical testing actually make it to the marketplace, and companies spend approximately US$500 million per product, with studies taking anywhere from 8 to 15 years. For regulatory affairs professionals involved in new drug development, the barriers to making potentially beneficial products available to the public can sometimes be frustrating. Nevertheless, the regulations are necessary to ensure that drugs are safe and effective. So how does a new drug get.. READ MORE »

Upcoming Workshop: HPLC for Food Analysis

AAPS is happy to announce a new two-day training course on January 23rd and January 30th focusing on HPLC for Food Analysis. Taught by Jason Chu, this course will discuss factors that must be considered when selecting an appropriate HPLC analytical method for food analyte determination. AAPS is excited to provide this specialized course as HPLC methods have become the preferred technique for food analysis in the industry. Participants will be provided with hands-on HPLC training in our Quality Control laboratory. Find out more about AAPS’ HPLC for Food Analysis course.  

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