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Dr. Yaa Asantewaa Osei

Dr Yaa Asantewaa Osei





Department of Pharmaceutics

Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

KNUST. Kumasi


Telephone/Mobile: +233233992604; +233248683057

Qualifications (Degree/Education)

PhD (Pharmacy)

M.Phil (Pharmaceutics)

B. Pharm

Institutions of Study: 

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi.

University of Nottingham Malaysia and UK Campus

Area of Specialty

Pharmaceutics (Drug delivery and Formulation)

Research Interest:

Pediatric formulations development

Natural gums and products as Pharmaceutical excipient

Advanced drug delivery models

Area of Interest:

Development of user friendly non-existent dosage form of drugs for pediatric use.

Development of pharmaceutical dosage forms using material sourced from natural sources in our environment.

Nanoparticulate drug delivery of poorly soluble drugs to improve their bioavailability

Publications (Or Articles)

K. Ofori- Kwakye, Y. Asantewaa, O. Gaye (2008)

Quality of Artesunate tablets sold in Pharmacies in Kumasi, Ghana, Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research, 7 (4): 1179-1184

Ofori-Kwakye, K., Asantewaa, Y., Kipo, S.L. (2010). Physicochemical and binding properties of cashew tree gum in metronidazole tablet formulations. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 2 (Suppl. 4), 105 - 109.

Asantewaa Y, Ofori- Kwakye  K, Kipo SL, Boamah VE, Johnson R (2011). Investigation of the emulsifying and suspending potential of cashew tree gum in pharmaceutical formulations. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences 3 (4), 215-219

Asantewaa, Y.; Aylott, J.; Burley, J.C.; Billa, N.; Roberts, C.J. Correlating Physicochemical Properties of Boronic Acid-Chitosan Conjugates to Glucose Adsorption Sensitivity. Pharmaceutics 2013, 5, 69-80.

 Nabil   A Siddiqui, Nashiru Billa, Clive J Roberts, Yaa Asantewaa-Osei. Cross-linked dependency of boronic acid-conjugated chitosan nanoparticles by diols for sustained insulin release. Pharmaceutics 2016,

Conference proceedings

Y Asantewaa,  JW Aylott,  JC Burley,  CJ Roberts and  N Billa(2011). Development of a chitosan based nanoparticulate glucose responsive insulin delivery system. UK PHARMSCI 2011, 31st August – 2nd September, 2011, East Midlands Conference Centre Nottingham. Page 24.

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