Kumasi Poly gets two autoclaves for practicals

Intravenous Infusion Company Limited, a pharmaceutical company in Koforidua, Eastern Region, has donated two de-commissioned industrial autoclaves valued at about GH¢200,000.00 to the Chemical Engineering Department of the Kumasi Polytechnic,  to facilitate  the practical training of students at the department.

Autoclaves are devices used for sterilization of products with high saturated steam at specified temperatures.

Mr Isaac Osei, Chairman of the Board of Intravenous Infusion, said the gesture was part of the company’s efforts to partner training institutions to enable them to give off their best.

He said the company was also collaborating with the Department to introduce the Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering (B-Tech Chemical Engineering).

Mr Osei, who is also Member of Parliament for Subin, said the company would support students who would enroll for the B-Tech programme.

Intravenous Infusion, established in 1974 to produce intravenous fluids has expanded and replaced its autoclaves with bigger capacity, computer-controlled ones, to improve efficiency as production volumes go up.

The company is currently producing other products including equipment for injection, for the local market and for export to other countries within West Africa.

Professor Nicholas Nicodemus Nana Nsowah-Nuamah, Rector of the Polytechnic, thanked the company for the gesture.

He said government alone could not provide equipment and tools for the polyclinic, and called on industries and companies to support the health centre.

Prof Nsowah-Nuamah said plans were far advanced to set up a pharmaceutical production unit at the polyclinic.

Source: GNA

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