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Laboratory of Medicament, Cosmetics, Sanitary Products and Respective raw materials Control (CONFAR)
The Laboratory of Medicament, Cosmetics, Sanitary Products and Respective raw materials Control (CONFAR) aims to conduct trials and research studies on medicines (including pharmaceutical equivalence, stability and validation of analytical methodologies and productive processes), cosmetics, household, related products and its raw materials. Its mission also extends to stimulating entrepreneurship principles and research, teaching and university extension-related quality concepts development in the alumni and technical team. Satisfactorily, its graduates become excellent professionals, some as professors in public universities or researchers in public institutions, others occupying senior positions in the pharmaceutical industry or working in the area as entrepreneurs, even setting up quality control and production laboratories.
The laboratory staff interacts with academic area, business and government institutions, engaging and committing to technical and scientific issues. Having as its tenet the continuous improvement, the staff is encouraged to actively participate in courses and training aimed at improving the important work done in this environment. The use of the quality management LIMS system, currently under implementation, is an example. It is an important tool that enhances both learning and meeting the reliability criteria in chemical, physical-chemical, biological and microbiological tests performed in the laboratory. Having been approved by the Pharmacy Department Council on March 22, 1973, CONFAR was allocated in the Internal Regiment of the Production, Control, and Drugs Dispensation Complementary Center, approved by the FCF’s Congregation. The CONFAR obtained from the Credentials General Coordination of INMETRO - CGCRE / INMETRO, accreditation in CRL 0160, according to the requirements of NBR ISO / IEC 17025/2001, which is the formal expression of its competence recognition. It is also enabled by the General Office of Public Health Laboratories ANVISA - GGLAS / ANVISA under the name of CONFAR / FCF / USP REBLAS 050 and is a member of the Brazilian Health Laboratories Network in the field of medicines, cosmetics and raw materials, to conduct analysis in products subjected to health surveillance, according to the RDC Resolution No. 11, and the resolution of February12º, 2012. It is also enabled by the Pharmaceutical Equivalence Center - EQFAR-011, ANVISA / MS, for the execution of assay on pharmaceutical equivalence in solid, semi-solid, sterile and semi-sterile liquid dosage forms, in accordance with Resolution No. 41, dated April 28, 2000, 16 and 17 of 03/20/07. Also obtained from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply - (MAPA) the permission to operate an establishment, having been recorded in the Integrated Product and Facilities System - SIPE - SP - 081036-3 under the control of microbiological quality of raw and veterinary pharmaceutical products. It takes part in Inter-Laboratorial Comparison Program Proposed by INMETRO to evaluate the variances and the compatibility of the results as said in document DOQ-Cgcre-005, besides, other inter-laboratorial comparison section programs. CONFAR’s mission and policy aims to integrate education (in its most integrated and participatory manner), research (formulating questions and seeking answers regarding the quality of products, systems and processes) and university extension.


FARMUSP- University Drugstore
USP’s University Drugstore (FARMUSP) was the first Pharmacyschool in the state of São Paulo. Established in 1970 is allocated in the Production, Control and Drugs Dispensing Center inside the Department of Pharmacy (FCF-USP). Until 2008 the activities were geared towards handling and dispensing of medicines (traditional or biomedical model). However, a new operating model was designed according to the global patient / medicament user humanistic treatment trend (bio-psycho-social model enshrined in the guidelines of the National Health System), in order to make FARMUSP a Teaching, Research and Community Outreach Reference pole in the area of pharmaceutical assistance, with emphasis on clinical pharmacist activities, derived from pharmaceutical care. To create this new model, partnerships with São Paulo’s Health State Department and Usp’s University Hospital were established in addition to the participation of FCF-USP at USP’s Faculty of Medicine. Currently, FARMUSP is composed of: a reception area for patients, three pharmaceutical assistance units, an elderly space and the Medicament Informational Center (CIM-FARMUSP), as well as warehouses and administrative areas. The current model allows the integration of graduation, postgraduation and residency alumni in multi-professional healthcare teams, having the patient as the primary focus of care and medication as applicable input to its treatment, thus promoting rational use of drugs. The activities relate to research projects that come from teaching and community outreach situations. In CIMFARMUSP academics are engaged in innovative projects to maximize patient safety, health education and Pharmacovigilance projects.


Laboratory for Toxicological Analysis (LAT)
The Laboratory of Toxicological Analysis (LAT) of the Department of Clinical and Toxicological Analysis of FCF-USP was created in 1971, with the purpose of serving as a center for teaching, research and service in the various areas of Toxicology. Currently, among other lines of work, toxicological tests are carried out for the Anti-Doping Control in Sport, as well as the Program for Prevention and Control of Drug Use in the Work Environment. The first one started in 1974, when the Paulista Football Federation requested that tests be carried out on urine samples from players of the Campeonato Paulista de Futebol, a practice that, until now, the laboratory has been carrying out regularly. Other sports organizations have requested doping control in several championships, such as the Brazilian Bicicross, Weightlifting, Bodybuilding and Fitness Championship, Triathlon Tour, held at USP, regional games and international competitions, such as the International Cycling Tour of Brazil and the São Silvestre (1990 and 1991). The importance of doping control in sport is mainly aimed at the continuous protection of the athlete's health and the indispensable preservation of ethics in sports. The Program for the Control and Prevention of Drug Use in Companies began in 1992 at the request of Esso Brasileira de Petróleo. Currently, more than 300 companies, including small, medium and large-sized companies in the road, sea and air transportation sector, located in 22 states and the Federal District, have periodically sent urine samples from their employees to LAT.


Extension Services from the Department of Food and Experimental Nutrition
This department offers services of assistance, consultancy, analysis, and inspection to Public, Health, Agriculture, and Supply Ministries, as well as to other governmental institutions. It also supplies technical assistance to several food industries, mainly concerning chemical and biological evaluations and quality control. The professors of the department have been taking part in study groups, in cooperation with the Health Ministry, involved in the elaboration of rules concerning, among other subjects, transgenic food, the use of food additives and functional foods, and also actively participating in decisive meetings regarding the Codex Alimentarius and nutritional labeling. The analysis of national foods, another goal of this department, have produced results, which are being used in the elaboration of the National Table of Food Composition, available at FCF Website. This Table was recommended by the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) to industries which need to elaborate nutritional labeling, as well as doctors, nutritionists, and other professionals.


Memory center
The FCF Memory Center - CEMEF - was created on September 21, 2012 and has the purpose of actively selecting, organizing, preserving and disseminating documents and materials regarding the history of FCF-USP. CEMEF is also responsible for: constituting, promoting and maintaining documentary collections (textual, iconographic and sound and image files, among others) of FCF-USP, providing advice to research projects on the history of the Institution, supporting activities related to memory developed at FCF-USP and to develop publications and dissemination material, among others.


Alumni entities
Academic center of pharmacy and biochemistry (CAFB)
The Academic Center of Pharmacy and Biochemistry is the alumni entity which traditionally represents the FCF at the university and the remainder faculties of São Paulo and in the country, informing the students on what is happening and bringing to the FCF unique opportunities for the students to enlarge their knowledge. It is the Academic Center which performs the elections of alumni representatives and incentives the communication among themselves, professors, Dean’s Office, and class representatives. The main event of the Academic Center is the University Week of Pharmacy and Biochemistry in São Paulo (SUPFAB), which traditionally happens in October and is marked by a week full of courses, lectures, mini-courses, discussions and workshops with professionals of recognition in the academic scene.


Pharma, Jr.
Pharma, Jr. is a non-profit association created and managed exclusively by students of FCF’s undergraduate course, being, thus, a junior company. It has as its main objective teaching its members with regard to the workforce market and, thus, perfecting the vocational formation of the students in the Pharmaceutical-Biochemical area and the development of entrepreneurship.


Athletic academic association of pharmacy and biochemistry (AAAFB)
The Athletic Association of Pharmacy and Biochemistry has as its main objective the incentive to university sports via support to their athletes. It participates of internal championships at the university, such as the League Games and USP Cup, and also of championships external to USP (NDU – Novo Desporto Universitário and InterU).


Social academic pharmacy (SAP)
The Social Academic Pharmacy is one of the entities of the FCF which attends to members of the staff and neighboring communities, via social projects. In these projects, activities are performed in order to inform the population on the correct use of drugs and the importance of healthcare. It is responsible for the coordination of the Campaign Against Diabetes and Hypertension, which happens on the second semester of each year at the FCF/USP, where free hyperglycemia, blood pressure and cholesterol tests are performed, followed by orientation on healthcare.

Last update 17/10/2017 às 17h42