Dr. Amina and Prof. Isa Odidi
Dr. Amina and Prof. Isa Odidi responding before receiving the award
World-renowned scientists, Prof. Isa and wife, Dr. Amina Odidi, won the Prestigious Harry Jerome Award under the category of Technology & Innovation, becoming the first Persons to win that award.

Sponsored by IBM, the

award was presented at a gala ceremony on Saturday May 1, 2004 to mark the 22nd Annual Black Business and Professional Association (BBPA) Harry Jerome Awards. The event was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada and attended by over 1500 people.

Dr. Amina Odidi and Prof. Isa Odidi have become world-acclaimed players in the pharmaceutical industry by developing and applying their personally invented proprietary technologies and innovations to the development of controlled-release drug products for third party pharmaceutical companies.

The Odidis are leading edge innovators in the research,
Dr. Amina, David Miller, Mayor of Toronto and Prof. Isa Odidi
Dr. Amina Odidi, David Miller, Mayor of Toronto and Prof. Isa Odidi
design, development and fabrication of controlled delivery technology platforms for sustained, timed, or targeted delivery of pharmaceutical, biological, chemical and agricultural materials.

The Odidis launched IntelliPharmaCeutics in early 1999
as a pharmaceutical company specializing in controlled release drug delivery.

Dr. Amina and Prof. Isa Odidi
Dr. Amina and Prof. Isa Odidi, Dalton McGuinty, Premier of Ontario and wife
They currently hold the positions of President, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Chief Scientific Officers at IntelliPharmaCeutics. From 1995 to 1998, Prof. Isa Odidi held key positions, first as Director of Research, and later as Vice President, of Research, Drug Development and New Technologies at Biovail
Corporation, an internationally respected Canadian drug delivery company. During this time, Professor Odidi, together with Dr. Amina Odidi, developed several blockbuster drugs, which today enjoy wide sales in the United States.

Throughout her career, Dr. Amina Odidi has invented or co-invented various proprietary controlled delivery devices for the delivery of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, biological, agricultural and chemical agents. She has held a number of senior management positions in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Dr. Amina and Prof. Isa Odidi, David Miller and wife
Dr. Amina, John Tory, Ontario Conservative Party Leadership candidate and Prof. Isa Odidi.
The Odidis and friends at the award
The Odidis and friends at the award ceremony

Dr. Amina and Prof. Isa Odidi have written more than one hundred scientific papers, medical articles, textbooks and presentations for international conferences.

They continue to conduct and direct innovative research in Canada in the areas of diabetes, epilepsy, pain management, schizophrenia, angina, HIV/AIDS, hypertension and other important therapeutic areas.
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