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 by pharmaceutical companies. The AAPS laboratory offers students hands-on experience that can be included on their job applications for careers in Quality Control or Quality Assurance.