An-Najah Makes History by Receiving Accreditation for the First Center for Bioequivalence Studies in Palestine
After years of work, An-Najah's BioSciences Unit (NBU) has received the Palestinian Ministry of Health accreditation and license, making An-Najah National University the first university in Palestine to establish a center for conducting bioequivalence studies following international standards.
The University will celebrate the opening of its new Center over the next month. It is now fully operational and is developing a strategic plan to serve the Palestinian community and improve service delivery at the local and regional levels.
Dr. Amjad Hussain, Director of An-Najah's BioSciences Unit (NBU), commented on the role of the new center, "the newly established Center will undoubtedly contribute to a quantum leap in the pharmaceutical industry and will offer a unique service to Palestinian citizens."
He also pointed out that the Center is not only the first of its kind to be accredited in Palestine, but only among ten bioequivalence specialized centers in the Arab world.
The Center will be devoted to providing Bioequivalence (BE) studies on locally produced drugs and medicinal products in compliance with national and international guidelines and with therapeutic equivalence evaluations.
Dr. Hussein also noted that that these studies will compare local and reference drug products and will look at concentration ratios for both generic and brand drugs.
The Center will be supervised by a qualified and well trained group of highly motivated specialists in the fields of medical science and health from the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences as well as An-Najah National University Hospital in cooperation with the private sector.
It is worth mentioning that An-Najah's BioSciences Unit consists of several departments including the Technical/ Regulatory Department, Data Management & Medical Writing (DMMW) Department, Bio-analytical laboratories, Clinical Operations Department, IT Department, Calibration/Validation Department and Quality Assurance (QA) Department.