Alex Goldstein, CPP, CISSO, holds an Honor BA from York University, double-majoring in Criminology and History, a Certified Protection Professional Certification from ASIS International, and a Certified Information Systems Security Officer Certification from the United States Committee on National Security Systems. In his 14 years of progressive experience servicing the Canadian public sector and private Security industries, most recently, he worked with Led Threat Risk Assessments and suitability reviews, site audits, Standard Operating Procedure reviews, and site/design plan consulting for cannabis companies across Canada. Over the last few years, Alex has been closely working with many start-ups and existing leading cannabis companies to develop security plans, plant management systems, and facility design.
– PhD, Biotechnology, M.Sc., Analytical Chemistry
Dr. Carlos Aragon is a Specialist in Process and Products at Sanofi Pasteur Limited, Toronto. He has 15 years of experience working in research laboratories, pharmaceutical and analytical chemistry; research & development and Quality Control achieving results, improving new techniques, procedures and products with advanced scientific knowledge.
– Organic Chemistry, PhD
Dr. AKM Abdul Hai has years of experience as a Product Development Scientist involving API Synthesis and Analytical Method and Formulation. His extensive knowledge of processes of Biopharmaceutical drug products supported his career in Canada and abroad. To name a few, Dr. Hai has worked as a Scientist in Matesci Inc, Scarborough and CMI Cosmetic, Toronto. Dr. Hai completed his PhD from Okayama University, Japan and acquired specialisation in Organo-copper Chemistry from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden. He also obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Pharmaceutical and Bio pharmaceutical Modern Technology.
Elena earned her Bachelor of Engineering Degree Faculty of Industrial Chemistry and Cannabis Quality Assurance Certificate. Elena is a quality and results-driven professional with over 15 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and related industries, managing Quality Systems and training employees with leading pharmaceutical companies such as Apotex Corp., GERMIPHENE Corp, and BAXTER CORPORATION. In her past roles, she was an instrumental part in ensuring that good documentation practices (GDP) were being followed by all employees and provided coaching and training where necessary to ensure compliance. When large organization system changes such as a new Global Service Platform and QMS TrackWise8 were to be implemented, Elena managed all aspects of the training and supported employees through the difficult transition. Moreover, Elena has a tremendous grasp of the quality toolbox and has successfully helped the organization investigate root cause & analysis to resolve complex business issues. Elena has in-depth knowledge about many cannabis instrumentations such as HPLC, GC, GC-MS, and dissolution apparatus.
– B.Sc.in Pharma Chemistry, M.Sc.in Pharma Sciences at University of Toronto
Gaurav Raval has joined the NACPT Lead Training Team in 2020 as part of the Cannabis Quality Control and Quality Assurance department. It is his job to train students and employees in cannabis analytical testing, method development and validation using HPLC, GC and Dissolution Apparatus.
Gavin Clark has a deep understanding of cannabis and the developing industry in Canada as well as internationally. This includes the many beneficial properties of cannabis chemistry, their medical applications as well the legal framework regulating it in Canada. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in Political Science. As Managing Director of Delta Eight Pharmaceuticals, Gavin is involved in research and development work in medical and recreational cannabis. Gavin is currently working as an advisor to cannabis-based businesses including Newstrike and Up Cannabis.
Karim Meghji is a well-seasoned senior scientist with 25 years work experience in pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, CRO/CMO and CDMO companies. He acquired his MSc. in Biology from the University of Waterloo where he conducted research in microbial biotechnology and wrote a thesis on production, purification, and characterization of extracellular carboxylesterases from B. subtilis. Prior to joining North American College of Pharmaceutical Technology (NACPT), Karim worked as a senior scientist in a CDMO and generics company called DPT Labs, in San Antonio, Texas (now acquired by Mylan N.V.), that specialized in topical dermatologic products. Karim has also worked for companies like QLT Inc. in Vancouver that developed the blockbuster photodynamic therapy drug Visudyne for wet age-related macular degeneration and worked as a research associate and safety officer for a leading CRO/CMO company formerly called Northern Lipids, Inc (now Evonik Transferra Nanosciences) in Vancouver, specializing in development and manufacture of complex drug delivery systems using lipid nanoparticle science. In these companies, Karim was responsible for optimizing, developing and validating HPLC and GC methods for analysis of peptides, cytotoxics, small molecules, siRNA and dsRNA in liquid, semi-solid, aerosol foam and liposomal drug formulations. In his role as CMC Manager in a virtual biotechnology company formerly called Protox Therapeutics Inc (acquired by Sophiris Bio Inc) in Vancouver, Karim oversaw and managed all chemistry, manufacturing and control aspects of the company’s pipeline by successfully working with third-party contractors.
Kunal Sudan earned his BA from McMaster University and Graduate Certificate in Mental Health and Addictions from Ryerson University. Kunal has been training students and cannabis licensed producers in various topics in the cannabis industry since 2019 at NACPT Pharma College. He has a thorough knowledge of Health Canada’s Cannabis Act and Regulations and all related regulations required in the cannabis industry. Kunal has more than six years of experience in the research and development field, especially within cannabinoid sciences. He spent several years educating both patients and clinicians, developed clinical trial applications, and has overseen patient care. Kunal has been actively participating in the Continuing Medical Education at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine of Canadian Consortium on the Investigation of Cannabinoids. Students will enjoy his motivational training sessions at NACPT!
Ousman Nauffer is a highly efficient Quality Assurance professional with over 5 years of industry experience in developing and implementing effective quality control processes and structures in manufacturing, technological and corporate environments. Ousman possesses a good understanding of the essentials of safety and quality and has a background of achievement in supporting all levels of management.
– B.Sc., Post Graduate Pharma QA & QC, MBA / TECH
Rathi Param is the president / founder of the NACPT Pharma College, International Medical Cannabis Association (IMCA), and Validation Tech Inc. Rathi earned her B.Sc. in Chemistry from University Ottawa, MBA in Technology from the University of Phoenix and Post Graduate Pharmaceutical QA & QC Certification from SRN Institute.
GLOBAL MEDICAL PROCEDURES: Global Medical producers is a leader in providing world-class medical cannabis formulations to Canada. Also, GMP holds a partnership network with several other top cannabis and pharmaceutical companies. The affiliation of NACPT with GMP provides opportunities for students from cannabis programs to participate in industrial workshops and seminars. GMP also aids students by hiring them and nurturing them with the production exposures including field trips within GMP certified facilities.
GREEN AMBER CANADA: Green Amber Canada handles the innovative cannabis cultivation and processing techniques. NACPT has an affiliation with Green Amber Canada, which provides services to our students based on the cultivation techniques and assortment of genetics. They also provide opportunities for students from cannabis and pharmaceutical programs to get jobs and obtain production exposures in various aspects including field trips in hemp and cannabis fields. Green Amber Canada is partnered with NACPT Pharma College and its affiliates also in terms of cannabis research and developmental studies, cannabis analytical testing, and more
BLACK ROSE ORGANICS: Black Rose Organics is efficient in handling the sophisticated and organic cultivation methods in cannabis cultivation. NACPT is affiliated with Black Rose Organics, which plays a crucial role in providing opportunities for students from cannabis and pharmaceutical programs to get jobs in various firms including field trips in hemp and cannabis fields. Their group of cannabis enthusiasts is also well known for providing hands-on training in the cannabis industry. Black Rose is working with NACPT Pharma College and NACPT affiliated organizations in terms of cannabis research and developmental studies, cannabis analytical testing and more.
LAMBDA THERAPEUTIC LIMITED(CRO): Lambda Therapeutic Limited provides cutting edge service in the medical and pharmaceutical industry. NACPT has an affiliation with Lambda to deliver opportunities for students from clinical research programs regarding placements and experience within clinical studies
PHARMAMEDICA RESEARCH INC: NACPT is affiliated with a well known Canadian research and development company called Pharmamedica Research Inc. They assist our graduates in terms of job placements and campus recruitments. NACPT invites Pharmamedica Research Inc. for the students after postgraduate diploma Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharmaceutical Clinical Research program to recruit the qualified NACPT graduates for possible job opportunities within multiple sites of the company.
CACHICO TECH CONSULTING INC: CaChiCo Tech is a pharmaceutical company with the mission of producing high-quality health products and equipment. CaChiCo Consulting is partnered with NACPT to provide corporate training services regarding medical devices, vaccines, agro pesticides, and so on used in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies across the world and accruing suitable projects for NACPT graduates.
ARGUS LABORATORIES INC: Argus Laboratory is a small-scale laboratory in Toronto, Ontario. It provides services on cannabis, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical testing. Argus is currently aiming towards R&D Method Development as well as providing superior training programs to college students and graduates. Their team of chemists is experts in quality control and method development. NACPT has an affiliation with Argus to provide excellent training to our students in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.
A.S. CHEMICAL LABORATORIES INC: A.S chemical laboratory is a pioneer in supplying pharmaceutical API to many pharmaceutical/chemical companies, food , and flavor industry. NACPT has established an affiliation with A.S. Chemical Laboratories in terms of providing quality service and training to our students. The services provided during the training sessions will be based on chemical analyses, method development, and validation. A.S. Chemical Laboratories also offers the job for co-op/contract positions for qualified NACPT candidates.
CHEMI PHARMACEUTICAL INC: NACPT has extended the partnership with Chemi Pharmaceutical Inc. to provide corporate training and placement services. Both NACPT and Chemi Pharmaceutical Inc., are working based on student services. A wide range of services regarding the chemical and pharmaceutical industry will be taught to the students along with the hands-on experience. The Company will also recruit the best performing students during the training session.
VALIDATIONTECH INC: NACPT is a leading company in modern validation technology. They provide services to several cannabis and pharmaceutical industries. Currently, Validation Tech Inc., is a Health Canada’s approved cannabis testing facility to provide analytical testing services to cannabis licensed producers and natural health products (NHP) in the market. NACPT is affiliated with Validationtech Inc., in terms of participating in the outsourcing projects for cannabis and NHP analytical testing, facility validation, utility validation, equipment validation (IQ/OQ/PQ), method development and method validation, computer validation, cleaning validation, sterile validation, process validation, cleanroom certification, temperature mapping, and many more related services. Validation Tech provides co-op/contract positions for qualified NACPT candidates.
INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CANNABIS ASSOCIATION: NACPT has an affiliation with IMCA opportunities to offer more opportunities for students from cannabis and pharmaceutical programs. ICMA plays a major role in recruiting students regarding the R&D fields. Also, students attain exposure in various aspects including infused product developmental studies, tissue culture, cloning, stability studies, and testing method development and validation. There are various other affiliations of NACPT to aid students in placements and exposures regarding the related fields.
PATHEON Inc., is a pharmaceutical company who produces pharmaceutical medications and performs technology transfer, validation, quality control and quality assurance services to its clients. Patheon Inc.,hires NACPT graduates in various capacities.
CMAX Technologies Inc., is a R&D company in Markham, Ontario. CMAX Technologies Inc. provides services for Natural Health Products (NHP) and Cannabis R&D. NACPT has an affiliation with CMAX Technologies Inc., to provide excellent training to our students in cannabis and NHP.