Archive for May 2017

A Look at the Animal Protein Debate for Students in Nutrition and Health Programs

For a long time, it was widely accepted that animal foods provided the best source of protein. However, times are changing. With the recent vegetarian and vegan movements, more and more people are turning to plant-based sources of protein. The movement has also sparked a heated debate about which is better, animal or plant protein. According to the Vancouver Humane Society, 33 per cent of Canadians are eating less meat or are vegetarian. This demonstrates just how prevalent the trend is, and how nutritionists need to be aware of the debate and the pros and cons of each protein source… READ MORE »

4 Facts About Listeriosis for Future Food Safety Professionals

Listeriosis is a bacterial infection that can be contracted when an individual consumes contaminated food or water. Every year, about 134 cases of invasive listeriosis are reported in Canada. It’s extremely important that food safety professionals help prevent the spread of listeria, as one contaminated food manufacturing plant could cause an outbreak across a province or even the entire country. As you’ll soon learn in your food safety program, there are many ways that you can work to prevent a listeriosis outbreak. Get a head start on your training by reading about some key facts on listeriosis. 1. Listeria Bacteria.. READ MORE »

Examining Aerosols in Pharmaceutical Quality Control Programs

The process of developing modern medicines has been one of exploration, with numerous kinds of delivery mechanisms used for different forms of treatment. Today, people take medication that comes in a variety of forms—everything from injections into the bloodstream, to dermal patches, to capsules filled with powdered medication, and beyond. One less common delivery system that is nonetheless hugely important is aerosol delivery. An aerosol is a collection of solid or liquid particles mixed in with gas, and using this format to deliver medication can have a few advantages over other kinds. Here is a look at the two main.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear Laleh and Steven, It brings me great pleasure to inform you that I have officially signed the permanent full time position contract as Clinical Data Manager with McDougall Scientific Ltd since March 2017. I had started working with them as a contractor last November and they eventually hired me on March. As you might know, this has been my third position in Canadian Pharmaceutical Industry since I started working with Axiom last year when I was studying the last semester of my.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear Steven, I have news to share! I have recently received an offer of a full time position at Biopharma Services Inc. in the data management department. Though this marks the end of a wonderful journey with AAPS, I am equally excited starting another journey at Biopharma. The instructors were very caring and interested in students’ well-being and I would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Peivand Pirouzi, Dr. John Eisenhoffer and Prof. Beatrice Cardone for their extra effort as.. READ MORE »

Comparing in Vitro & in Vivo for Students in Regulatory Affairs Courses

While there are hundreds of different types of experiments and studies, they can almost all fit into two main categories: in vitro and in vivo. To the untrained ear, in vitro probably rings a bell, as it’s commonly referred to as a means of helping with infertility. While in vitro fertilization is surely important in the medical and science communities, in vitro studies go far beyond just that. In vitro and in vivo studies can be used to test potentially life-changing pharmaceutical products, and each testing method has its own benefits and drawbacks. If you’re considering a career in the.. READ MORE »

What Students in Drug Safety Programs Can Learn About Gene Therapy Drugs

For many years, drugs were the only way to treat or mitigate the symptoms of a disease. But scientists around the world are working on a new approach that could eventually cure people with incurable diseases and even eradicate some diseases altogether. How do they plan to do this? Researchers are attempting to alter human beings at the most basic level using gene therapy. By introducing specific genes into a patient’s DNA, scientists believe they can drastically change medical care as we know it. Read on to learn more about gene therapy. Students in Drug Safety Courses May Know How.. READ MORE »

Student Success Story!

Sharing these success stories makes us proud to know we have be able to help change lives. Dear AAPS, This is to inform you that I have got a job at Thermotech in their Quality Assurance Department. Thank-you for helping me and submitting my resume to different companies, it was good to work together on finding a job; thank you for cooperation and the support of the Career Services Department. Asif Rafiq Food, Technology, Safety and Quality Diploma Graduate SEE MORE: Student Success Story!