Serafim  Papadimitriou

Antoine Al-Achi

Associate Professor


Antoine Al-Achi, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor at Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. In that capacity he teaches biostatistics and physical pharmacy in graduate school as well as in pharmacy professional program. Dr. Al-Achi received his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts in 1988. He has over 180 scholarly works including poster presentations, review articles, research publications, books chapters, and books. His main research interest is in the field of oral protein delivery systems. He has a strong interest in complementary medicine and in particular in the area of botanical medicine.


Area of Interest

1. Oral Delivery of Insulin
2. Quality Control Tests on Commercially Available Nutritional Herbal Formulations
3. Formulation Technology
4. Pharmacokinetics Studies
5. Drug Diffusion Studies
6. Cell Culture Studies

top publication

1) Antoine Al-Achi and Ravi Teja Meduri. An In vitro Study of Modulatory Effects of Sodium Bicarbonate on Human Colon Adenocarcinoma Cell (Caco-2). World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences;3(3):228-244, 2014.
2) Antoine Al-Achi and Jonathan Lawrence. Micelles: Chemotherapeutic Drug Delivery. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm;2(2):e114, 2013.
3) Antoine Al-Achi. Are Homeopathic Remedies Effective? Clin Pharmacol Biopharm; 1(4):e110, 2012.
4) Antoine Al-Achi. Specific Gravity Determination of Ten Over-The-Counter Products. JPSI;1(5):65, 2012.
5) Antoine Al-Achi, Andrea F. Locklear, and Lewis Fetterman. Commercially Available Saw Palmetto Products: Quality Control Testing. International Journal of Drug Discovery and Herbal Research (Peer-Reviewed Quarterly Online Journal); 2(1):267-271, 2012.
6) Antoine Al-Achi, Ijeoma Uwakwe, Brenda Jamerson, and Robert J. Schmid. Clinical Effects of Panax Ginseng: A Meta-Analysis Approach. International Journal of Drug Discovery and Herbal Research (Peer-Reviewed Quarterly Online Journal); 2(1):308-322, 2012.
7) Antoine Al-Achi. Botanical Medicine: The Need for Better Quality Research. Clin Pharmacol Biopharm; 1(1);e104, 2012.
8) Antoine Al-Achi, Brijesh Patel, and Segal Patel. Oral Administration of an Insulin-Soybean Suspension in Streptozocin Rats: Effect of Aqueous Soybean Extract Vehicle. Drug Development & Delivery;12(1):32-37, 2012.
9) Antoine Al-Achi. Fluidextractum Cascara Sagrada Aromaticum, U.S.P., XI. International Journal of Drug Discovery and Herbal Research (Peer-Reviewed Quarterly Online Journal);1(4):208-209, 2011.
10) Antoine Al-Achi, Ian Nguyen, Rohit Jadhav and Swetha Kottam. Human Insulin Diffusion Profile from a Gel Formulation through Hair-less Mouse Skin: Influence of Permeation Enhancers. International Journal of Drug Discovery and Herbal Research (Peer-Reviewed Quarterly Online Journal) ; 1(3):106-112, 2011.9.
11) Jancy H Killian, Angela G Pentecost, Angela K Porter, Alaina Borries, and Antoine Al-Achi. Impact of Guideline-Recommended Therapy on Quality of Life in Veterans with Heart Failure. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management; 18(10):465-472, 2011.
12) Antoine Al-Achi, Sapana Patel, Krishna Cherukuri, and Dinal Gandhi. Suppository Preparation: Density Factor Determination for Some Over-the-Counter Analgesic Products. J Pharm Technol ; 25:303-308, 2009.
13) Antoine Al-Achi and Divyesh D. Patel. Enteric-Coated Aspirin Tablets: Disintegration Time. Drug Development Technology ; 9(8):45-47, 2009.
14) Antoine Al-Achi, Tushar Baghat, Onah Chukwubeze, and Ishwin Dembla. Rheologic Profile, Specific Gravity, Surface Tension, and pH of Fifteen Over-the-Counter Preparations. IJPC 2007;11(3):252-258.
15) Antoine Al-Achi, Anita Mosley, and Ishwin S. Dembla. Mineral Oil Emulsion Preparation with Acacia. Drug Delivery Technology;7(5):58-62, 2007.
16) Antoine Al-Achi. Natural Antivirals. The Journal of Complementary Medicine ;6(2):32-34,36-39, 2007.
17) Antoine Al-Achi, Jiten Patel, and Madhavi Anumandla. Proteolytic Enzymes Inhibition- Human Insulin Stability with Proteolytic Enzymes: The Effect of Aqueous Soybean Extract in the Formulation. Drug Delivery Technology;6(5):60,62-64, 2006.
18) Antoine Al-Achi, Anita Mosley, and Swapna Patlolla. Acacia and Mineral Oil Emulsion NF. IJPC,10(1):44, 2006.
19) Antoine Al-Achi. Herbs That Affect Blood Glucose Levels. Women’s Health in Primary Care. 8(7):325-330, 2005. A modified article reprinted from the U.S. Pharmacist original article [30(4):HS16-HS18, 2005] by permission. Two added tables and some additional references are found in this version.
20) Antoine Al-Achi. Herbs That Affect Blood Glucose Levels. U.S. Pharmacist, 30(4):HS16-HS18, 2005.
21) Antoine Al-Achi and Srujana Siddoju. Quality-Control Analytical Methods: Determination of Tapped Bulk Volume for Compounded Prescriptions. IJPC 9(3):207, 2005.
22) Antoine Al-Achi and Shawnte Shipp. Physical Characteristics of Selected Over-the-Counter Medications. IJPC, 9(1):75-81, 2005.
23) Antoine Al-Achi. Mistletoe (Viscum album L.). U.S. Pharmacist, 30(1):HS12-HS14,HS16,HS18, 2009.Antoine Al-Achi. Anti-Inflammatory Herbs. U.S. Pharmacist, 29(3):41,42,44,46, 2004.
24) Antoine Al-Achi. Testosterone Phenyl Propionate Binding to Bovine Serum Albumin. Saudi Pharm. J.. 11(3):146, 2003.
25) Antoine Al-Achi, Thomas J. Clark, III, Robert Greenwood, and Shylock Sipho Mafu: Human Insulin Interaction with Soybean Powder. Pharmaceutical Engineering, Jan/Feb23(1): 40-45, 2003.