Since 2001, our research group from the Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science's Department has been recognized as a University of the Basque Country´s (UPV/EHU) "Consolidated group" by the Basque Government. The principal investigator is Dr José Luis Pedraz Muñoz. The members of the group have an extensive research, academic and management background. More precisely, the staff is composed by 2 professors, 9 senior lectures, 3 researchers hired by the CIBER BBN, and 10 graduate students.

It is remarkable our active implication in relevant research projects on the field of pharmaceutical technology, cellular therapy, characterization of biomaterials, and, especially, on the development of new sustained and controlled delivery systems for drugs, peptides, proteins, DNA and cells. During the last decade, these projects have been or are nowadays financed by national and international institutions. The University of the Basque Country supports some of them.

Likewise, since 1997, the Laboratory of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology is part of the Unit of Pharmaceutical Development (UPD), which is a section of TECNALIA, located at the Technological Park in Alava. The main goal of the UPD is the research and development of new pharmaceutical products according with the standards of the good laboratory, manufacturing and clinical practices (GLP, GMP and GCP respectively), following the directions of Food and Drugs Administration's (FDA) and the International Conference on Harmonisation of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH). The group manages the following facilities: a pilot plant to scale-up the production, a unit for clinical assays to perform clinical assays with pharmaceutical systems once previous efficacy and security studies have been performed in experimental animals, and a Quality Control Department formed by 4 pharmacists who supervise the projects, the equipments and the staff in order to guarantee the quality of the work performed.

Finally, it must be highlighted that we are certificated in Good Laboratory Practices by the Spanish Medicine Agency (GLP, No BPLI 11.09/004MSC).

Responsible Person

Prof. Dr. José Luis Pedraz
Professor of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology
Especialista en análisis y control de medicamentos y drogas
Especialista en farmacia industrial y galenica

Lab of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technology
Faculty of Pharmacy
University of The Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
Address: Paseo de la Universidad, 7
01006-Vitoria (Álava)
Teléfono: +34 945013091
Fax: +34 945013040
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