University of Cape Coast

Mary-Ann Archer is a pharmacist and an expert pharmaceutical scientist with expertise in pharmaceutical quality systems, pharmaceutical technology, drug delivery systems and phyto-pharmaceutics. She is a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists. Mary-Ann is passionate about development of herbal medicines and focuses her research activities on developing suitable dosage forms for phytopharmaceuticals as well as the innovative use of natural products as pharmaceutical excipients. She is also passionate about the development of novel drug delivery systems for synthetic drugs. Mary-Ann’s Lab has contributed to the development of herbal medicines such as reformulated NPK Capsules, Antiaris Capsules, Immunim and Ampoforte which are currently produced and marketed by the Centre for Plant Medicine Research, Ghana. Mary-Ann is a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Lady’s Pharmacists Association of Ghana (LAPAG),  Academia, Social and Research Pharmacists's Association of Ghana (ASRPA), West Africa Network of Natural Products Research Scientists (WANNPRES), Society of Medicinal Plants for Economic Development (SOMPED), Convention for Biomedical Research Ghana (CoBReG), the West African Society of Galenic and Industrial Pharmacy (SOAPGI) and the Organization for Women in Science (OWSD). She is currently a Pharmaceutics lecturer at the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Cape Coast, Ghana.