School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

Lab & Consultation Services

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, USM offers a wide range of laboratory tests and consultation services in the following disciplines of knowledge to fulfil the industrial needs.


Drug Discovery/Development services

  • Analgesic
  • Antiobesity
  • Antiinflammatory
  • Antidiabetic
  • Wound healing
  • Antihypertensive
  • Cholesterol lowering
  • Antiocancer
  • Toxicity testing (acute and chronic oral toxicity, dermal toxicity)
  • Histopathological studies
  • Blood profiling
Regulatory services
Other services
  • Accupuncture (for human)
Clinical Pharmacy

Clinical pharmacy education

  • Clinical pharmacy curriculum development

Clinical pharmacy specialty area

  • Infectious diseases
  • Critical care pharmacy
  • Ambulatory care pharmacy
  • Renal pharmacy
  • Geriatric pharmacy
  • Oncology pharmacy
  • Poisoning and clinical toxicology
  • Metabolomics and pharmacometabonomics
  • Pharmacometrics
  • Community pharmacy
  • Pediatric neuro-oncology
  • Epigenetic (DNA methylation)
  • Analysis of methylation and gene expression arrays
  • Ethno pharmacy
  • Malay traditional medicine
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Halal Pharmaceuticals

Biostatistics and clinical pharmacy research

  • Design and evaluation of pharmacy practice research
  • Multivariate data analysis and chemometrics

Clinical pharmacy services

  • Medication consultation & counseling
  • Health screening
  • Medication check-up
  • Cytotoxic pharmacy service
  • Total parenteral nutrition
  • Diabetes Counseling Clinic
  • Menopausal Clinic
  • Men's Health Issues Clinic
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR)
  • Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS)
  • Gas Chromatography with Flame Ionization Detection (GC-FID)
  • Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry of Quadrupole Time-of-Flight (LCMS-QTOF)
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)
  • Preparative Liquid Chromatography (LC)
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer
  • Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR)
  • Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SFE)
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope and Fluorescent Microscope
  • Protein analysis and halal gelatine
Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Freeze-drying
  • Spray-drying
  • Stability chamber
  • Differential scanning calorimetry
  • Master sizer zeta sizer
  • Zeta potential analyzer
  • Viscometer
  • Texture analyzer
  • Pyrogen testing


Social & Administrative Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy practice research
  • Pharmacoeconomic analysis
  • Health technology assessment
  • PRO instrument validation, translation and valuation
  • Research methods & biostatistics
  • Social Pharmacy Research (Area of research focus: Use of qualitative methodology in patient medicines utilization studies)
  • Pharmacy Practice Research (Area of research focus:  Exploring new emerging roles for pharmacist innovative services)
  • Health System Research (Area of research focus: Studies related how to  improve efficiency of public health pharmacy services)
  • Pharmacoepidemiology (Area of focus: Research especially focusing on non prescription and OTC medicines utilization in society)
  • Pharmaceutical Policy Analysis (Area of focus: Affordability and Access to medicines, generic medicines utilization studies)
  • Patient Reported Outcome Research
  • Health System Research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology & Public Health
  • Preference Elicitation Methods
  • Acute & chronic toxicity testing
  • Skin irritation, sensitization testing

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
11800 Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Tel : +604-653 2211  |  Fax: +604-657 0017