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Why Leaders in the Pharmaceutical Industry Should Attend Our Annual GMP Masterclass

Maintaining the highest quality and safety standards is paramount in the pharmaceutical industry. Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations provide a critical framework to achieve this goal. However, staying up-to-date on the intricacies of GMP compliance and effectively implementing these principles within your organization can take time and effort. Here at AAPS, we understand these challenges. That’s why we have an annual GMP Masterclass, a comprehensive online workshop designed to equip leaders in the pharmaceutical industry with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in today’s dynamic regulatory environment. Why Attend the GMP Masterclass? This dynamic online workshop, taking place on.. READ MORE »

Considering Cannabis Courses? Learn How Cannabis Products Are Processed

The Canadian cannabis industry offers exciting opportunities for those with the proper knowledge and skills. If you’re considering a career in this burgeoning field, enrolling in AAPS cannabis industry training can provide a significant edge in cannabis product processing, from cultivation to quality control. This blog post highlights the steps involved in cannabis product processing and provides a closer look at what you can learn about cannabis product processing in our courses. Learn the Basics of Cannabis Processing in Our Cannabis Industry Training Enrolling in our cannabis industry training can give you insights into the various processing stages, ensuring you.. READ MORE »

Top Clinical Research Job Interview Tips From Dr. Tigran Uzunyan

Navigating the job market in clinical research can be daunting, especially when it comes to acing that all-important job interview. With the stakes high, candidates often seek guidance on effectively presenting their qualifications, experiences, and accomplishments. To shed light on this critical process, we turned to Dr. Tigran Uzunyan, a renowned clinical pharmacologist and research scientist with over two decades of experience in pharmaceutical sciences, clinical research, and academia. Dr. Uzunyan brings a wealth of knowledge and insight into what employers seek in a clinical research professional. In this blog post, Dr. Uzunyan shares his top tips for excelling in.. READ MORE »

The Value of an Effective CAPA Strategy and How to Build One

Maintaining high standards of quality is an absolute necessity in highly regulated industries such as pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, and medical devices. One of the essential components of a robust Quality Assurance (QA) system is a well-developed Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) strategy. An effective CAPA strategy addresses immediate compliance issues and implements long-term improvements to prevent future occurrences. This blog post explains the value of an effective CAPA strategy and provides insights on how to build one. The Importance of an Effective CAPA Strategy A CAPA strategy is crucial for several reasons: Regulatory Compliance: Regulatory bodies require organizations to have CAPA.. READ MORE »

Championing Student Success: Clinical Research Graduate Henry Vu

The path to a fulfilling career in clinical research can be daunting. Fortunately, success stories like Henry Vu’s inspire aspiring professionals. A graduate of the Academy of Applied Pharmaceutical Sciences (AAPS) program in clinical research, drug safety, and pharmacovigilance, Henry’s journey highlights the crucial role institutions like AAPS play in bridging the gap between academic knowledge and industry readiness. Henry Vu is currently thriving in his role at BioPharma Services, where he works as a lab quality control and report writer in their Bioanalytical Lab. His journey to this position has been marked by dedication, rigorous education, and the invaluable.. READ MORE »

Upskill for Success: Reflections From Clinical Research Graduate Sowmya Ramachandran

“The only constant in the universe is change,” observes the Greek philosopher Heraclitus. This saying rings especially true in clinical research and pharmacovigilance, a field characterized by rapid advancements and evolving regulations. In this dynamic environment, upskilling – the continuous acquisition of new skills and knowledge – is necessary. This blog post explores the compelling advantages of upskilling for clinical research professionals, drawing on the inspiring story of Sowmya Ramachandran, a recent AAPS graduate who leveraged upskilling to propel her career forward. Building a Strong Foundation in India Sowmya, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) from India, boasts a rich background.. READ MORE »

What Is The Canadian Drug Agency? A Guide For Students In Clinical Research Training

As the Canadian healthcare system undergoes a significant transformation, clinical research training becomes increasingly crucial. The newly established Canadian Drug Agency (CDA) plays a pivotal role in this evolution, exemplifying the need for professionals skilled in navigating clinical research frameworks. The creation of the CDA in December 2023 marks a significant stride towards a more efficient, equitable, and sustainable pharmaceutical system in Canada. The CDA aims to address issues by providing dedicated leadership and fostering collaboration across stakeholders within the pharmaceutical system. For clinical research students at AAPS, understanding the role and structure of the CDA is crucial in navigating.. READ MORE »

How to succeed in the Pharmaceutical Industry? Insights From Atikur Talukder’s Journey

The world of pharmaceutical manufacturing demands meticulous attention to detail and unwavering commitment to quality assurance. Atikur Talukder, a leading expert in advanced GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) and auditing at AAPS embodies these qualities. A seasoned pharmaceutical professional with a rich background in commercial manufacturing, quality assurance, and R&D, Atikur epitomizes the dedication required to achieve and maintain high standards in this field. His journey provides invaluable insights for those aspiring to excel in pharmaceutical manufacturing and quality assurance. In this blog post, Atikur shares his insights on navigating the ever-evolving world of pharmaceutical regulations and offers invaluable advice for.. READ MORE »

Meet Our Faculty: In Discussion with Instructor Kevin Mueller

In our “Meet Our Faculty” series, where we spotlight the exceptional instructors who make AAPS the top choice for quality education, we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Mueller, a dedicated instructor and full-time faculty member with specialized pharmaceutical industry experience. Kevin’s passion for pharmaceutical science and real-world experience create an engaging and impactful learning environment for students. In this engaging interview, Kevin highlights his journey from industry professional to top instructor, explains his teaching philosophy, and describes how he remains sharp and current. Excited to meet a real-life educational stalwart? Read on to discover more about Kevin Mueller! Lifelong.. READ MORE »

In the Spotlight: Quality Assurance Grad Ashkan Farahi’s Path to Career Success

Navigating the job market can be incredibly challenging for recent study-abroad graduates. These challenges are magnified in specialized fields like pharmaceutical quality assurance. In this sector, technical expertise and detailed industry knowledge are crucial, but having the proper guidance and industry connections often plays a decisive role in achieving career success. Ashkan Farahi, a graduate of AAPS College, is a prime example of a study-abroad student who overcame these obstacles to secure his dream job in the competitive pharmaceutical and cosmetic industry. His journey from academic preparation through practical training to professional success illustrates how effective the blend of targeted.. READ MORE »