With the aim to boost the quality and output of cardio-vascular based research projects for MPhil and Doctorate students at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lahore has established a technologically advanced and well-equipped Power Laboratory in the Department of Pharmacology. The experts at the department say that the facility will be useful in upgrading research in the Pharmacology specialty and other sciences and will produce high impact research papers publishable in HEC recognized Journals.
The state-of-the-art laboratory has four high-tech instruments which includes, isolated working heart system, isolated tissue organ bath, non-invasive blood pressure measuring system, and invasive blood pressure measuring system.
Mr. Awais Raoof (Chairman Board of Governors, UOL) along with Prof. Mujahid Kamran (Rector), Prof. Dr. Javeid Iqbal (Pro-Rector Academics/Dean Faculty of Pharmacy), Prof. Dr. Syed Amir Gillani (Dean, FAHS), Dr. Ayaz Ali Khan (Head, Faculty of Pharmacy), Dr. Muhammad Naveed Mushtaq (HoD, Pharmacology) and Miss Aysha Aslam (Coordinator, Head Pharmacy) officially inaugurated the Laboratory on January 11, 2021.
Mr. Raoof appreciated the efforts of Dr. Khan and his team members in the establishment of this modern learning environment. He asked the Faculty of Pharmacy to give access to research students from other health science departments to this high-tech Power Lab in a bid to achieve collaborative researches.
Dr. Waqas Younis (In-charge Power Lab) also credited Dr. Khan and Dr. Mushtaq for their contribution in making this state of the art laboratory. “This Lab has a high-performance digital data acquisition and analysis system that will process and convert real world physical conditions into digital numeric values. It is specifically engineered to obtain and record precise, consistent and reliable data for various physiological activities being carried on live animals and/or their isolated tissues (heart, blood vessels)”, he further elaborated.
He reiterated that this research lab will be extremely beneficial and lucrative for the evaluation of novel drugs which can be used for cardio-vascular based research projects of higher degrees.