FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 19, 2011
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Dr. Roy’s book about pharmacy and pharmaceutical science profession to be marketed worldwide
COLUMBUS, Miss. – For the past four years, Dr. Jiben Roy, associate professor in the Department of Sciences and Mathematics at Mississippi University for Women, has devoted a lot of his efforts into completing his textbook for students interested in the pharmacy and pharmaceutical science profession.
The textbook titled, “An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Science: Production, Chemistry, Techniques and Technology,” has been finally published and now available for worldwide circulation.
“I had been very busy for the last couple of years in writing this book. My colleagues including current and previous chair of our department are very much aware of this fact and I appreciate the cooperation and help from my colleagues,” he said. “Sometimes, I worked almost 18 hours a day. I feel really good and very much excited seeing the publication of my book. My dream of becoming an author of a worldwide marketable textbook has come true. I can now relax and teach the same along with other courses at MUW.”
Dr. Roy explained that the book is primarily addressed to undergraduate and graduate students who want to pursue careers in pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences or health sciences for a one or two-term course.
“In some pharmacy schools, especially in Asia and Europe, there exists a major course in pharmaceutical chemistry and technology, which involves production of bulk drugs and dosage forms including chemistry and techniques. Many books avail themselves to instructors, but they all are very specialized. There is no single text which allows for one or two-semester coverage of the general pharmaceutical sciences.”
After having a course based on this book, the student will be able to understand career prospects in the pharmaceutical industry, interdisciplinary science network—the usefulness of teamwork science, the techniques and technology involved in making pharmaceuticals and bulk drugs, formulated drugs, different dosage forms and critical factors in the development of pharmaceutical formulations in relation to the principles of chemistry.
Roy used to teach pharmaceutical sciences as a special topic course within MUW’s physical sciences. The textbook was developed based on his special topic course.
He has 10 years of experience working in pharmaceutical industries during the 80s and 90s.
“I thought of writing this type of book at that time,” he said. “I wrote a textbook on organic chemistry back in 1979 in Bangladesh, which is still in the market there. However, I must admit that teaching at MUW helped me in writing this book.”
Originally from Bangladesh and a naturalized Australian, Dr. Roy earned his undergraduate and master’s degree from Bangladesh, doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, and post doctoral experience from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
He describes himself as an organic chemist turned into a pharmaceutical chemist by working in pharmaceutical industries.
Before joining MUW in 2004, he taught at Salem International University in West Virginia. Currently he teaches introductory chemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, environmental sciences and pharmaceutical sciences, which will be offered as a special topic course next year.
Dr. Roy resides in Columbus with his wife, Rita, and three daughters, Writtika, Wrijoya and Wrishija.