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Upcoming Free Workshop: GMP and Operating HPLC (Hands-on, Practical)

  On February 11th, in this free hands-on workshop, instructor Jason Chu answers all of your questions on Good Manufacturing Practices and HPLC. Based on his industry exposure, Jason will introduce attendees to concepts and ideas based on his personal experience in the field. Find out why GMPs are important in the Pharmaceutical practice, what a career involving GMPs demands and how HPLC training can be beneficial to your career. Prepare yourself to be well suited for career in Pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. For more information, click here. To register, call 416-502-2277 or email us at info@aaps.ca. 

January 26, 2016

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Chipotle in Crisis: What Food Safety Diploma Students Should Know

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports an E. coli outbreak sourced to the popular burrito chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill—and it’s not the first run-in Chipotle’s had with foodborne disease. Chipotle is a North American chain that specializes in burritos and tacos. It calls itself a “fast-casual” restaurant as opposed to a fast food or traditional restaurant-style eatery, and its popularity comes in part due to its commitment to sustainable and ethical food production processes. These processes, as food safety professionals have discovered, aren’t always up to scratch. If you’re interested in making a career out of ensuring.. READ MORE »

January 26, 2016

What’s Going on at AAPS – Students Participate in HPLC Lab

Last week, a group of AAPS students performed an identification (ID) test on Acetaminophen drug substance with High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC). Acetaminophen – brand name Tylenol is over the counter drug that could treat headaches, muscle aches, arthritis and reduce fever. This experiment in our Quality Control (QC) laboratory provided students with hands-on experience preparing in standards, samples and mobile phase. Furthermore, students learned how to set-up the HPLC and how to operate the HPLC software, Empower/Millennium. HPLC labs, such as this one, are particularly valuable to students because they prepare them with the necessary technical skills needed for.. READ MORE »

January 25, 2016

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5 Natural Ways to Combat Flu Season

  Flu Season is upon us! And while there are many ways to protect yourself from getting sick, here are five prevention tricks you may not have known about. 1.Eat foods containing zinc Zinc naturally interferes with viruses trying to access the body’s cells. By blocking certain metabolic activity, zinc can help to prevent the flu from settling into your body. Foods that are rich with zinc include oysters and squash. While zinc isn’t a cure, it may definitely offer some protection. 2. Add some garlic to your daily routine Garlic contains antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, which can prevent.. READ MORE »

January 22, 2016

Employment Ontario and Skills for Change: How to Get Hired

  UPDATE: The date of this workshop has been changed to Thursday, February 11th, at the same time. On Thursday, February 4th, join us for a the Employment Ontario and Skills for Change workshop. The session will focus on preparing students with the knowledge needed to be successful at finding and maintaining employment in Ontario. Topics that will be covered include: Understanding how Employment Ontario services  can help clients to become job ready Service Planning, Coaching and Supports; Self-Marketing to Employment, Out Employment Maintenance/Job Retention Employment and training Supports; Second Career and Incentives Employment and Training Placement (Pain or Unpaid) Employment.. READ MORE »

January 20, 2016

Upcoming Certificate Course: HPLC School

  High Performance Liquid Chromatography, or HPLC, is a technique for separating organic and inorganic compounds in order to analyze them. HPLC is used in many different industries like biological, pharmaceutical, food and drink, environmental and even industrial to analyze samples. HPLC is a very popular method of compound analysis since it’s quite easy to learn and use, and it is not limited by a compound’s volatility or stability. Modern HPLC has been applied in many situations such as separation, identification, purification and quantification. From February 1st to 12th, AAPS is offering the course HPLC School. Training with the best in.. READ MORE »

January 20, 2016

Reminder to Register: Fundamentals of GMPs Workshop

Pauline McGregor is a pharmaceutical consultant and owner of PMcG Consulting. She has over twenty five years’ experience in the Pharmaceutical industry and holds a Ph.D in chemistry. She is an expert in quality systems and procedures, GMP regulations and analytical chemistry. In this course, she will outline and explain the Fundamentals of GMPs in a clear and comprehensive way. This workshop will take place on January 29th, from 9AM – 5Pm. Time is running out to register; to learn more or enroll, click here.

January 19, 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 »

January 19, 2016

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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 »

January 19, 2016

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 »

January 14, 2016

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