Philip Builders

Dr. Philip Fafowora Builder is a Nigerian born on 12th February 1968 in Ibadan. He attended Baptist Day Primary School Jos and Command Secondary School Jos, Plateau State Nigeria. He obtained the Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B. Pharm.) from the University of Jos, in 1991 and, Master of Pharmacy (M. Pharm) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. D- Pharmaceutics) degrees from University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria in 1997 and 2008 respectively. He worked as a research fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology and Raw Materials Development (NIPRD), Abuja, Nigeria from 2002 to 2016. His is currently an Associate Professor and the Head of Department of Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Microbiology, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kaduna State University, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He has published several research articles and review papers in many peer review journals as well as book chapters. He has also received several academic awards among which are: Best Graduating Student Forensic Pharmacy, University of Jos, Nigeria 1991; University of Nigeria Vice Chancellor’s Price for Best Ph. D Student, Department of Pharmaceutics, 2008. His areas of research interest are: development of novel biopolymers for drug delivery, dosage form design of conventional drugs and herbal medicines, nano-particulate drug delivery systems, stability and quality assessment of herbal medicines and conventional drugs.

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Herbal medicine is a multidisciplinary compilation of topics in herbal medicine that are designed to enlighten all who have a stake in healthcare. In light of the current trends and popularity of herbal medicine, cultural/societal differences and perception, and the relationship with modern healthcare this book presents selected topics to ensure that necessary information on herbal medicine in healthcare is provided. Apart from clarifying certain important complexities and misconceptions on herbal medicine, a general overview of herbal medicine, uses of herbs in the management of diseases, plant secondary metabolites, analytical techniques, applications in stem cell research, use as leads for conventional drug compound development, and research and development of herbal medicines for healthcare are among the major discussions in this book.

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