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Prof. Isa Odidi




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The combined net productivity of just the above 5 people [without any connections in Abuja] - is more than the combined GNP / GDP of not only Nigeria but whole of Africa today... Just imagine what the

over 100 million people in the North can do... So there is hope for [Northern] Nigeria..


January 2017

Prof. Isa Odidi, Ph.D., MBA 

Chairman, CEO, CSO

Intellipharmaceutics Inc

1998, Dr. Odidi co-founded Intellipharmaceutics Inc., the predecessor of publicly-traded Intellipharmaceutics International Inc. From 1995 to 1998,

Dr. Odidi held positions, first as Director, then as Vice President of Research of Drug Development and New Technologies, at Biovail Corporation International, (now Valeant Pharmaceutical International, Inc.),  a drug delivery company.


Prior to 1995, Dr. Odidi held several senior positions in academia and in the pharmaceutical and health care industries. His work has been cited in textbooks and he has published over a hundred scientific and medical papers, articles, and textbooks.


He currently holds a Chair as Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology at the Toronto Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology in Canada, and is an Adjunct Professor at the Institute for Molecular Medicine in California.


Dr. Odidi received his B.Sc. Pharmacy (Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria), M.Sc.  Pharmaceutical Technology, Ph.D. Pharmaceutics (University of London), and MBA (Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto), is also a graduate of the Western Executive Program, Ivey School of Business (University of Western Ontario). Dr. Odidi recently awarded Honorary Doctor of Science degree (Honoris causa) University of Benin, Nigeria.  READ MORE>>

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Husband-and-wife team's winning formula

From Amanda Sealy, CNN

May 3, 2011 6:17 a.m. EDT


Every week CNN International's African Voices highlights Africa's most engaging personalities, exploring the lives and passions of people who rarely open themselves up to the camera. This week we profile Nigerian scientists Amina and Isa Odidi, founders of Intellipharmaceutics.


(CNN) -- Partners in life and in work, leading Nigerian scientists Amina and Isa Odidi are changing the face of pharmaceuticals.

While raising five children, the Canadian-based couple founded Intellipharmaceutics, pioneering an innovative drug delivery system.


The technology allows patients to take a drug once instead of many times a day, making it easier for them to manage and comply with doctors' orders.


"What makes this company unique is innovation, technology -- its ability to make products that you can take once that are using cutting-edge, novel drug delivery systems," Isa says of the publicly-traded firm.


The couple's journey to the top began in 1976 when they met in a university classroom in Nigeria. Their ambition led them to study abroad and they eventually settled in Canada.

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