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SELECTBIO Conferences Flow Chemistry Asia 2022

Paul Watts's Biography



Paul Watts, Distinguished Professor and Research Chair, Nelson Mandela University

Prof Paul Watts started his career as a lecturer at the University of Hull in 2002, being promoted to full professor in 2011. At the University of Hull he led the micro reactor and flow technology group. In February 2013, he moved to Nelson Mandela University to hold the Distinguished Professorship and Research Chair in Microfluidic Bio/Chemical Processing. He has published of over 120 highly cited papers. He strongly believes that scientists should conduct research that impacts society; the biggest project underway involves the local production of key drugs as the morbidity and mortality from major diseases are much more devastating in Africa than in other regions of the world. The vision is that new technology will be used within South Africa to manufacture generic drugs; this could create jobs and a new manufacturing industry within the country.

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Continuous Flow Drug Manufacturing in Africa

Thursday, 6 October 2022 at 09:00

Add to Calendar ▼2022-10-06 09:00:002022-10-06 10:00:00Europe/LondonContinuous Flow Drug Manufacturing in AfricaFlow Chemistry Asia 2022 in Tokyo, JapanTokyo, JapanSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com

While Africa has a variety of companies that formulate medicines it has very little active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing, with the consequence that these need to be imported. This results in increased drug costs, making medications unaffordable to most patients in Africa.  Economic, social and political stresses have been witnessed all over the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, drug shortages and inaccessibility is one of the many results of disruption of supply chains due to the shutdown of manufacturing activity, as well as export restrictions and bans by other countries. To this effect, we are working on developing local drug manufacturing capacity in Africa using continuous flow technology, with the goal of lowering the cost of drugs, improving drug accessibility and ultimately improving Africa‚Äôs health. A selection of examples will be presented.


Add to Calendar ▼2022-10-06 00:00:002022-10-07 00:00:00Europe/LondonFlow Chemistry Asia 2022Flow Chemistry Asia 2022 in Tokyo, JapanTokyo, JapanSELECTBIOenquiries@selectbiosciences.com