The NIPRD Consultancy Services Unit

The creation of NIPRD Consultancy Services was first initiated on 17 December 1996 with the inauguration of a committee to facilitate the successful take-off of the Unit. The Unit was later established with full operation in year 1999 with goals in four areas.

  • Research & Development Services
  • Immediate (local) and Professional Community Service
  • Public Relations Service for NIPRD
  • Recovery of funds for Revolving R&D Services

The Unit has a Management Committee responsible for setting its broad policies and guidelines, and a Coordinating Committee comprising representatives of the service providing centres of the Institute, to effectively manage the process of rendering quality services to clients. However, the Coordinating Committee and the day-to-day operation of the Unit is headed by the “Coordinator / Head of Consultancy Services” who is an appointee of the Chief Executive.

Following our attainment of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Certification, we are now well-positioned to provide Quality Analytical Services that meet international testing standards of GLP and GCLP, to our esteemed stakeholders and partners, especially in the pharmaceutical manufacturing, cosmetic, food, agro-allied, and biotech industry and academia.


Services available include:

  1. Drug Quality Services
  2. Uniformity of Dosage Unit (UDU) – including weight variation & content uniformity.
  3. Dissolution testing
  4. Loss on drying (LOD) determination
  5. HPLC Analysis
  6. Spectrophotometric analysis
  7. pH measurement

Other Laboratory Services:

  • Drug Stability /Shelf-life
  • Drug formulation
  • Drug Disintegration, Friability and Hardness 
  • DSC studies
  • Toxicity or safety study
  • Efficacy study (immunomodulatory, anti-inflammation, antimalaria, antimicrobial including TB, diabetes, sickle cell disease, antiulcer, reproductive/fertility, etc)
  • Elemental analysis
  • Water analysis
  • Food analysis
  • Microbial Load/count – including biochemical characterization or organisms
  • CNS/Behavioural studies
  • Herbal product analysis

Clinical Service:

  • Clinical Trials
  • Clinical laboratory diagnostic services

Technical Training:

  • QMS / QA &QC for Laboratories and production facilities
  • Equipment use including procedures, precautions, prequalification, etc.
  • SOP development
  • Methods development/validation
  • Technical concepts /research procedures

The Consultancy also offer Laboratory Bench Space for Academic Research and Research Staff Exchange.

All application for services should be addressed to;

The Director General, National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD),

Plot 7-9, Idu Industrial Layout Idu, PMB 21, Garki, Abuja, Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.

For further enquiries, submission of Samples and collection of Test Results, contact NIPRD Consultancy Services at: +234 902 408 7833; 

While we look forward to your patronage, we assure you of quality services always.

Henry Omoregie Egharevba, PhD, FICCON, FCSN, MRSC (UK)

Coordinator, Consultancy Services.

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