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The Post-Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences at UNIFAL-MG was recommended by Capes, at the Master’s level, in 2005 and, in 2012, had the recommendation to create the Doctorate course. The PPGCF aims to respond to the scientific-technological demands of society, generate new knowledge through scientific research in the field of Pharmaceutical Sciences and train qualified professionals to work in teaching and research activities, developed in places such as research centers, universities and industries. The scope of the PPPGCF aims to qualify professionals to work in the entire production chain of drugs and medicines, participating in the national effort to expand access to medicines by the population and contributing to the search for the country’s autonomy in the pharmaceutical area.

After the creation of the Doctorate, the PPGCF started to be structured in a single area of ​​concentration, called Pharmaceutical Sciences, and four lines of research, covering the obtaining, identification and evaluation of bioactive compounds of natural origin, the planning and synthesis of new ones. drugs, the biological evaluation of substances of pharmaceutical interest of natural or synthetic origin, the study of the physical, chemical, physicochemical properties of drugs and medicines and the establishment of quality control methodologies, the development and characterization of new pharmaceutical forms, therapeutic monitoring and toxicological analyzes. The Program grants the degree of Master or Doctor in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

All these activities, inserted in the area of ​​Pharmaceutical Sciences in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive manner, make the main focus of the program the study of new drugs and medications as innovative alternatives for the solution of therapeutic problems.

In addition, the PPGCF stands out for being the only stricto sensu graduate program in the Pharmaceutical area in the southern region of the State of Minas Gerais, contributing to the continuity of the academic education of our graduates and students from not only the region, but from other states.