The School of Physical Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Sciences of the University of Cape Coast, has held a ceremony to unveil Rotovaps Laboratory equipment donated by Mr. George Adjabeng, an Alumnus of the School and Chief Executive Officer of Ecodyst, Inc.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dora Edu-Buandoh thanked the College for connecting and engaging with its alumni. She said “It is very important for us to reach out to other stakeholders to support us so that we can engage in our core business very well to develop the human manpower for the nation and beyond.” She expressed gratitude to Mr. Adjabeng saying, “On behalf of Management, I convey appreciation from the whole University to a son of this great institution.” She noted that it was rewarding and refreshing whenever the University receives presentations from alumni: “It tells us that we did a good job and the student remembers what we did to make him what he is today.” She took the opportunity to remind current students of the University to continue to keep their relationship with the institution after completion. She added that the equipment would be put to good use for the benefit of the students in the School. She further entreated faculty, students, and all who would use the equipment to take good care of it as a way of showing appreciation to the donor.
The Head of the Department of Chemistry, Prof. Victor Y. A. Barko, expressed profound appreciation to Mr. George Adjabeng for the donation and noted that the equipment would enhance research and lab work in the Department. Representing Mr. Adjabeng at the ceremony to donate the Laboratory equipment was Dr. Isaac Asiamah, also an Alumnus of the School of Physical Sciences.
Mr. George Adjabeng is the Founder, Lead Designer & CEO of Ecodyst, Inc. Ecodyst is a company that is speeding up the drug discovery process through the design, manufacture, and distribution of intelligent self-cooling modern Rotovaps that do not require water, dry ice, or external glycol chiller. This eliminates the additional operational cost and shortens the dry down time for samples. Ecodyst donates at least one piece of equipment each year and the University of Cape Coast was selected to receive the Rotovaps equipment worth over USD 15,000 this year.