UIW’s Feik School of Pharmacy (FSOP) is proud to announce a partnership with Brazilian generic pharmaceutical company Prati-Donaduzzi. This partnership is part of a larger collaboration involving Brazil’s university Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Parana (PUC-PR) and San Antonio-based grocer H-E-B.
“This is a unique venture within the U.S. pharmacy school arena which has the potential for multi-directional outcomes for UIW’s FSOP, H-E-B and Prati-Donaduzzi,” said Dr. Arcelia Johnson-Fannin, FSOP founding dean.
Prati-Donaduzzi will provide eight fourth year pharmacy students (P4) a fully paid six-week industrial rotation at Prati-Donaduzzi in Brazil near the great landmark Iguassu Falls. This group of students will be the pioneers in this innovative
venture that bridges education and its application to comparative drug development with a global perspective. Together Prati-Donaduzzi, UIW and PUC-PR will embark on creating the first experiential pharmacy education on regulatory affairs involving the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Brazilian regulatory agency, Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA).
“UIW is embracing globalization by bringing together eight Brazilian and eight American students. These students will tackle the real world needs of private organizations that need employees who can maneuver through complex regulations in both countries and develop solutions to product registration in Brazil and in the U.S.,” said Dr. Marcos A. Oliveira, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, FSOP.