This research group is well known for method development and validation on plant based drugs or food supplements
Prof. S. Apers is specialized in pharmaceutical analysis and chromatographic techniques. She has already obtained many research projects in collaboration with industry and other research groups. Since 2007, she is the scientific director of the University Centre for the Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Health Products (UCAG²), a control lab with the quality standard conform ISO 17025.
Her expertise is internationally recognized, as her membership of international regulatory commissions shows: since May 2002 Member of the Belgian Pharmacopoeia Commission - Commission Pharmacognosy, and since January 2008 of expert Group 13A (Pharmacognosy) of the European Pharmacopoeia Commission. In the Fund for Scientific Research (FWO) she became member of commission Med 1 since January 2008.
The University Centre for the Analysis of Pharmaceuticals and Health Products (UCAG²) of the University of Antwerp (Belgium) has a long and unique expertise for the analysis and quality control of herbal medicinal products. Drugs and herbal medicinal are analysed in a laboratory working conform to ISO17025. The focus of UCAG² is method development and validation. There is a close collaboration with QUERCUS Labo for batch control.