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Welcome to the Patheon Pharmaceutics Teaching Laboratory

Located on the 8th floor of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy on the St George Campus of the University of Toronto, we are dedicated to providing students with expert knowledge and the opportunity for observing pharmaceutics principles in action. 

This website contains vital tools for performing pharmaceutics laboratories in our teaching areas of interest: safety, proper technique, and online tools to perform calculations such as regression and graphical representation. Visit our downloads section for Excel spreadsheets and other useful tools which will help you complete lab exercises.

An online list of the PB860 Chemical Inventory is available. These chemicals are accessible for formulations projects. 

Recently, the Joint Health and Safety Committee of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy released Standard Operating Procedures applicable to matters relating to health and safety.



A vital and sometimes overlooked aspect of working in a laboratory is being properly protected and knowledgeable of potential risks.  Risk-appropriate eye protection, proper clothing, and knowledge of the procedure-specific hazards will prevent accidents and injury. Safety-specific information is provided in your laboratory manuals.

Online MSDSs for chemicals used in the labs are available. 

For accident reporting:
Student/Visitor Accident Reporting - Online Form
Employee Accident Reporting - Online Form

Another useful resource is the University of Toronto Health and Safety Office, and in particular the Policies and Procedure Listing. We are bound by these policies to ensure your protection.

Online Instruction 

A series of illustrated, step-by-step, easy-to-follow instruction manuals has been created for key pharmaceutics instrumentation in the laboratory. Having access to these manuals will help you understand some operating nuances, as well as limitations and issues in compounding.

In addition, a video series has been created to illustrate laboratory-specific techniques, such as calibrating a pH meter and operating a spectrophotometer. These tools will assist you in reaching the course objectives and reduce the necessity for starting over in the laboratory due to operator error and improper procedure.

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