Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) and Centre for Research in Molecular Medicine have setup research innovation and commercialization (ORIC) Centre as a part of the University of Lahore. The Centre will undertake research and development in the following areas.
1- Vaccine production particularly related to disease causing bacteria and viruses of animal origin
2- Production of bacterial and viral antigens and antibodies
3- Animal Diagnostics
This activity has been undertaken on the behest of Higher Education Commission which is motivating all the universities to get involved in research and development particularly in economically important areas for industrial development of the country. The mission is to promote research activities in the universities for enhancing the quantum of knowledge based economies in the country. The University of Lahore is fully committed to promote such activi-ties. For this purpose the university has made rich investment in purchasing high quality equipment needed for undertaking research at the highest level. In all the sections of IMBB as well as CRiMM, MPhil and PhD research is being carried out. During the last few years, a substantial number of students have graduated at MPhil and PhD levels in the fields of Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Physiology and Forensic Science. All these disciplines have ramifications for advancement of Biotechnology.
The university now has plan to devote substantial resources especially in terms of available man power and equipment for advancing research projects in such areas which may have direct bearing on the development of research projects of economic importance. The Institute has human resource comprising 26 PhDs in various disciplines of modern biology. In one particular area that is microbiology and immunology, the university is proposing to invest its resources for completing the projects as specified below.
The technologies available for production of various industrial materials relevant to these technologies will be linked to the website of The University of Lahore.