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A deadly meningitis outbreak linked to a Massachusetts pharmaceutical lab has drawn new interest to the way drugs are made in the United States and the training for those who work in pharmacies.
Now, a Purdue University-affiliated startup has come up with an interactive and virtual way to teach future pharmacists and technicians how to properly prepare and handle medications and other products found in pharmacies.
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Penguin Innovations, founded by Steve Abel, a professor of pharmacy practice in Purdue's College of Pharmacy and Purdue's associate provost for engagement, created a virtual interactive cleanroom (VIC). Those sterile rooms, where medications are prepared, are common in hospitals and pharmaceutical labs.
"The more you practice, the better you become," Abel said. "Our virtual cleanroom environment provides a space to accelerate learning while overcoming the barriers of cost and limited resources."
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Abel said colleges and pharmacy technician training programs could save up to $18,000 per student in drug and supply costs...
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