SAMUEL ITOPA T. (HND, PGD, NISLT) is a Science Laboratory Technologist (Chemistry) and currently works with Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) as a Senior Laboratory Technologist in the Quality Assurance Division of the department of Product Development/Quality Assurance (PD/QA). He handles analytical equipment such as Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS), High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLC), Ultra Violet/Visible Spectrophotometer (UV/Vis Spec.), Electrical Conductivity Meter, pH-Meter, etc and analyses such as physicochemical parameters, organoleptic evaluation, phytochemical elucidation, proximate analysis and every other benchtop analyses.

He actively participated in the process that led to the actualisation of the ISO-17025:2017 accreditation of the NNMDA state of the art laboratory complex.

He has been an active member of some product development team of NNMDA such as Antidiabetics Herbal Tea (Occimum Herbal Tea-OHT), Mosquitoes Repellant (Mospellent) Cream, Hand Sanitizer formulation, Water Treatment Team, Veterinary products team (Neglected Tropical Diseases, NTDs, Poultry additives, etc).