Pharmaceutical Sciences Facilities & Labs
Saint Joseph’s is committed to preparing our graduates for successful careers in the pharmaceutical industry or advanced study by providing modern, cutting-edge learning labs and facilities. Here’s what we offer.
Pharmaceutical majors utilize the compounding laboratory as the site of most laboratory training in the professional years of their program.
Laboratory courses associated with basic compounding, methods of research and product analysis, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and cosmetics science are held in the compounding laboratory.
The laboratory also functions as a basic lecture room for many courses associated with the curriculum.
Tissue Culture Laboratory
The tissue culture lab is used for both research projects and courses where students learn the important skills of aseptic/sterile handling and culturing of animal tissue and cells.
The facility is furnished with six large laminar flow hoods and two fully equipped CO2 incubators. The lab contains three inverted microscopes, as well as a state-of-the-art fluorescence microscope. There are also three benchtop centrifuges, a flow cytometer and two liquid nitrogen storage tanks.
The pharmacology lab is used for both courses and research projects. It contains state-of-the-art equipment for pharmacology research. This includes four analytical balances, four microscopes, a real-time PCR for nucleic acid amplification and quantification, a multipurpose plate reader, an imaging station, a fully automated flash chromatography system, a laboratory fume hood, UV-VIS spectrophotometer, incubators, rockers, shakers and more.
The lab is fitted with multiple screens and projectors to maximize the learning experience.
Industrial Pharmacy Laboratory
The Industrial Pharmacy Laboratory (IPHL) is a full-scale, GLP-compliant pharmaceutical research facility serving the drug delivery research needs of the current drug pipeline, including small molecules and proteins. The laboratory is fully equipped to support analysis, preformulation and formulation research. IPHL scientists collaborate to overcome formulation and manufacturing challenges, streamline processes to increase cost-effectiveness, and develop product-specific analytical methods for an array of different clients.