A series of research projects are being carried out in the fields of novel drug discovery, novel dosage form development, pharmaceutical analysis, clinical pharmacy and pharmacology. Significant achievements have been accomplished in the research of exploration of anti-tumor drugs, drugs for cardiovascular diseases and birth control, natural active agents, targeted drug delivery systems, sustained-release and controlled-release formulations, drug stabilization, new dosage forms of traditional Chinese medicine, chemical sensors, and establishment of quality standard of new drugs. In the past five years, the School has published more than 10 academic monographs, compiled 10 textbooks, and has published about 1000 academic papers, among which 300 were cited by SCI. The School has taken charge of 2 national “973” project, 3 national “863” projects, 2 projects supported by the National Distinguished Youth Science Fund, more than 40 projects (two of them are key projects) supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, 50 projects supported by provincial government and national ministry, and more than 200 collaborative projects supported by pharmaceutical companies. The School has gained 18 scientific and technical awards from the National Ministry and Sichuan province. 10 new drug licenses and certificates for clinic research were issued. Among the applied 20 patents, 10 were approved. The School has been taken an active role in international academic exchange and cooperation in recent 20 years. More than 200 scholars were sent abroad to give lectures, to do research, and to pursue advanced professional studies or higher academic degrees. Meanwhile, more than 300 scholars and specialists from USA, Japan, Germany, UK, and Australia have visited the School and given lectures. Moreover, the School has established a friendly intercollegiate relationship with Keio University, Japan.
To meet the research needs of the faculties and students, a wild range of modern facilities and devices, including superconducting NMR (200MHz and 400MHz), LC-MS, GC-MS, FT-IR and UV spectrophotometers, HPLC, GC, drug dissolution tester, laser particle sizer, freeze drier, spray drier and high pressure homogenizer are offered in the West China School of Pharmacy.