The Institute for Drug, Herbal Medicine and Excipient Research and Development(ID-HEM-ERD)is one of the University-wide research institutes in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka established in 2017 to serve as a pilot unit for translation of pharmaceutical research results from the laboratory to products. The institute is made up of four (4) Units: Phytochemical Screening/Pharmacological, Microbiological/Biotech/Clinical, Formulation/Analytical and Grant Writing/Publication. The idea is to harness the different expertise in the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Biological Sciences of the University to develop medicines that will benefit mankind.
The vision of the Institute is to become an internationally renowned Centre of Excellence in drug discovery and development, herbal medicine and pharmaceutical excipients research and training.
The mission of the institute is to undertake cutting-edge and applied research in drug discovery and development, herbal medicine and pharmaceutical excipientin an integrated and multi-disciplinary fashionthat would lead to the development of medicines for mankind.