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Prof. (Mrs) Mariam El Boakye-Gyasi

Prof (Mrs) Mariam El Boakye-Gyasi




Mariam El Boakye-Gyasi is a lecturer at the Department of Pharmaceutics, Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.

She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy (B.Pharm), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil Pharmaceutics) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD Pharmaceutics) degrees respectively from the KNUST.

Her research interests include drug formulation and drug delivery in pharmaceutical technology.

Dr. Mrs. Boakye-Gyasi has been a qualified pharmacist since 2010 and is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana.

She is also a fellow of the 2014/15 cohort of the University of Michigan African Presidential Scholars Programme (UMAPS).


Qualification (Degrees/Education)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) PHARMACEUTICS
  • Master of Philosophy (MPHIL) PHARMACEUTICS
  • Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPHARM)


Research Interest:

  1. Development of natural gums as pharmaceutical excipients 
  2. Quality assessment of medicines
  3. Novel Drug delivery methods
  4. Formulation and evaluation of medicines

Area of Specialty:


Some of her research publications are listed below:

  1. Bonsu MA, Ofori-Kwakye K, Kipo SL, Boakye-Gyasi ME, Fosu M-A. (2016). Development of oral dissolvable films of diclofenac sodium for osteoarthritis using Albizia and Kahaya gums as hydrophilic film formers. Journal of Drug Delivery, volume 2016, Article ID 6459280, 11 pages.
  2. Adi-Dako O, Ofori-Kwakye K, Frimpong-Manso S, Boakye-Gyasi M, Sasu C, Pobee M. (2016). Physicochemical and antimicrobial properties of cocoa pod husk pectin intended as a versatile pharmaceutical excipient and nutraceutical. Journal of Pharmaceutics, volume 2016, Article ID 7608693, 12 pages.
  3. Ofori-Kwakye K, Mfoafo KA, Kipo SL, Kuntworbe N, Boakye-Gyasi ME. (2016). Development and evaluation of extended release matrix tablets of two model drugs of different water solubilities by direct compression. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 24, 82 – 91.
  4. Kipo SL, Osei YG, Kuntworbe N, Bayor MT, Ofori-Kwakye K, Boakye-Gyasi ME (2015). Development and in vitro evaluation of oral gels and vaginal pessaries from crude extracts of four Ghanaian medicinal plants intended for the treatment of candidiasis. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research. World Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 4 (8), 174 – 194.
  5. Sougi A, Ofori-Kwakye K, Kuntworbe N, Kipo SL, Boakye-Gyasi ME. (2015). Evaluation of the physicochemical properties of metformin hydrochloride tablet brands marketed in five cities in Ghana. British Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 9 (1), 1 – 14. DOI : 10.9734/BJPR/2016/21862
  6.  Mariam El Boakye-Gyasi, Steven Schwendeman and Kwabena Ofori Kwakye (2015). A Controlled Release Approach to Severe Malaria Treatment in young Children. U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Research Symposium, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.( 5th February, 2015) pp. 11 (Abstract and Oral presentation)
  7. Ofori-Kwakye K, Mfoafo KA, Kipo SL, Kuntworbe N, Boakye-Gyasi ME. (2015). Characterization of natural gum-based extended release matrix tablets of two model drugs by direct compression. Pharma Middle East, November 02-04, Dubai, UAE.  (Abstract and Oral presentation)
  8.   Kwabena Ofori-Kwakye, Isaac Ayensu, Beatrice Akyinah, Samuel Lugrie Kipo, Mariam El Boakye-Gyasi (2014). Adulteration of Ghanaian Topical Herbal Preparations with Dexamethasone. World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 3(6), 134-141
  9.  K. Ofori-Kwakye, E. Obese, M. E. Boakye-Gyasi. (2013). Formulation and In-vitro evaluation of sustained release diclofenac sodium matrix tablets using blends of cashew gum, xanthan gum and hydroxypropylmethylcellulose as hydrophilic drug release modifiers. Indian Journal of Novel Drug Delivery 5(4), 187-197.
  10.  Ofori-Kwakye K, Amekyeh H, El-Duah M, Kipo SL (2012). Mechanical and tablet coating properties of cashew tree (Anacardium occidentale L) gum-based films. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 5 (4), 62-68.
  11.  El-Duah M, Ofori-Kwakye K (2012). Substandard artemisinin-based antimalarial medicines in licensed retail pharmaceutical outlets in Ghana. Journal of Vector Borne Diseases 49, 131-139.
  12. Tenkorang M.A.A., Boakye-Gyasi, M.E. (2013). Quality of diclofenac sodium suppositories in Kumasi Pharmaceutical retail outlets. 5th Annual Scientific Conference, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (14th -15th September) pp.55-56. (Abstract and Oral presentation)
  13. Mariam El-Duah, Kwabena Ofori-Kwakye (2011). Prevalence of artemisinin-based combination therapy medication in licensed premises in Kumasi metropolis. 4th Annual Scientific Conference, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (1st-2nd September) pp.30-31. ( Abstract and Oral presentation)
  14.  Mariam El-Duah, Kwabena Ofori-Kwakye (2011). Quality of artemisinin-based antimalarials in licensed premises in Kumasi metropolis. 4th Annual Scientific Conference, College of Health Sciences, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana (1st-2nd September) pp.49-50. (Abstract and Oral presentation)
  15.  Michelle S. Williams, George Kuffuor, Edmund Ekuadzi, Prince Tuffuor Ampem, Heather M. Brandt, Miriam El-Duah, Maxwell Korang-Yeboa and DeAnne Messias. (2010). The influence of cultural beliefs on breast cancer risk factor knowledge of women in Kumasi, Ghana. Cancer Prevention Research; 3(1) Suppl. 1:B16. DOI: 10.1158/1940-6207. PREV-09-B16

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