An­other Re­search and De­vel­op­ment Cen­tre opens at KU

Daily Messenger - - Metropolitan -

KARACHI: Re­search and De­vel­op­ment (R&D) Cen­ter of the coun­try’s fa­mous phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pany, The Searle Com­pany Lim­ited (TSCL) was in­au­gu­rated at the ICCBS Tech­nol­ogy Park and Tech­nol­ogy In­cu­ba­tion Cen­ter, Univer­sity of Karachi (UoK) on Thurs­day.

Prof. Atta-ur-Rah­man, for­mer Fed­eral Min­is­ter of Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy, and for­mer Chair­man HEC, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer TSCL Syed Nadeem Ahmed, and Di­rec­tor ICCBS Prof. Dr. Muham­mad Iqbal Choud­hary jointly un­cov­ered the cur­tain of a plaque fixed at the build­ing of the ICCBS tech­nol­ogy park. On the oc­ca­sion, in­ter­na­tional guests, at­tend­ing the MMDR Sym­po­sium at ICCBS, were also present.

Ex­press­ing their views on the oc­ca­sion, Prof. Atta-ur-Rah­man said that the es­tab­lish­ment of the re­search and de­vel­op­ment cen­ter will sig­nif­i­cantly ac­cel­er­ate the de­vel­op­ment, and re­lease of na­tional in­no­va­tive phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal to the mar­ket. He said the launch of the mod­ern R&D Cen­ter was an im­por­tant step to de­velop the health­care and Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try, which on the one hand is an in­di­ca­tor of the state so­cial and eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and on the other hand will sup­port ef­fec­tive academia-in­dus­try link­age. Syed Nadeem Ahmed ap­pre­ci­ated the ef­forts of the ICCBS for tak­ing the right step to de­velop the link­ages be­tween in­dus­try and aca- demia.

Prof. Iqbal Choud­hary wel­comed the guests and for­eign visi­tors, and said it was a great mo­ment for the in­ter­na­tional cen­ter and Searle to work to­gether on the de­vel­op­ment of new drugs and bi­o­log­i­cal for com­mon peo­ple. He said that both or­ga­ni­za­tions had al­ready made an agree­ment to col­lab­o­rate in the ar­eas of bioe­quiv­a­lence stud­ies and clin­i­cal trial projects to strengthen the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try. Bioe­quiv­a­lence stud­ies are very im­por­tant for the de­vel­op­ment of a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prepa­ra­tion in the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try, he said. Other of­fi­cials of the ICCBS and higher-ups of the com­pany also at­tended the open­ing cer­e­mony.

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