Student-interns from different campuses of Philippine Science High School participated in the Third Integrated Pharmaceutical Sciences Laboratory Experience (IPSLE) at the UP College of Pharmacy last June 27 to July 7, 2017. The said program started as a joint venture of the Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Departments in 2015 and has been a lasting partnership with the Philippine Science High School since. Aside from introducing the students to the pharmacy profession, the program aims to acquaint and train the students on the pharmaceutical sciences.
Under the supervision of college instructors, the interns were able to manufacture and QC test a batch of tablets, quantify active ingredients and impurities from drug preparations, isolate and analyze DNA from different biological samples, extract and analyze an enzyme from potato, and quantify proteins from peanut. The students shared their learnings and experiences in a culminating activity that fruitfully ended their two-week internship.