New cooperation to develop more pharmaceutical research

Birzeit University’s Samih Darwazah Institute for Pharmaceutical Industries (SDIPI) and Extra Medical Care Company agreed on September 23, 2019, to strengthen their cooperation in pharmaceutical production that connects academia with industry.

Signed by the university’s president, Abdullatif Abuhijleh, and the chairman of the company, Riad Amin, the agreement aims to enhance partnership in regard to services and local pharmaceutical production by fostering innovation and research in the fields of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.

The agreement ceremony was attended by Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Nursing and Health Professions Sahar Hassan, Director of Samih Darwazah Institute for Pharmaceutical Industries Amin Thawabteh, and members of Extra Medical Care’s board of directors Amjad Abu Zahra and Kamal Shaheen.

Dean Hassan expressed the university’s interest in developing ties between academia and the industrial sector, seeking to connect especially with the private sector and with companies that work in pharmaceutical production locally, regionally and internationally. Such interaction, according to Hassan, will produce more scientific and technological cross- and multi-disciplinary research and innovation, increasing practical knowledge and advancing education.