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PU gets Biopharmaceutical, Tissue Engineering Centre

By Our Correspondent
May 24, 2024
The Punjab University in Lahore. — APP/File
The Punjab University in Lahore. — APP/File

LAHORE: The Nanotechnology, Biopharmaceutical and Tissue Engineering Centre equipped with modern facilities for treatment of complicated diseases was inaugurated at Punjab University College of Pharmacy here on Thursday.

On this occasion, Senator Khalid Shaheen Butt, PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood, senior journalist Mujibur Rehman Shami, PHEC Chairman Prof Dr Shahid Munir, PUCP Principal Prof Dr Syed Atif Raza, Centre’s Director Dr Zeeshan Danish, industrialists, faculty members and students were present. In his address, Senator Khalid Shaheen Butt said that at one time there was a great demand for Pakistani pharmacists in foreign countries. He said that the centre established in the PUCP would play an important role in the development of Pakistan’s pharmaceutical industry. He assured support at the government level for the development of the centre. PU VC Prof Dr Khalid Mahmood said that it was decided to establish the centre in view of the modern needs in the field of medicine. He said that in pharmacy and pharmacology, PU is included in the international QS ranking. He said that students from foreign countries study in the college. He said that pharmacy students would play their role in the development of the country.

Prof Dr Shahid Munir said that the teachers do research mainly to get it published in good journals. However, he said, the teachers should focus on research that has an impact on society and industry. He said that it is important to promote interdisciplinary research for local production of medicines. He emphasised the need to implement the research commercialisation policy. He said that the market of biopharmaceuticals would exceed $900 billion in 2032. He said that investment in research and development is the need of the hour. Dr Zeeshan Danish said that the main objective of establishing the laboratory was to meet the requirements of the modern world with specific education and skills and to provide students with international opportunities. Dr Syed Atif Raza said that they would work beyond the traditional preparation of medicines.

LCWU Biomechanics workshop ends

The three-day international workshop on Biomechanics concluded at Lahore College for Women University here on Thursday. Punjab Higher Education Commission Chairman Prof Dr Shahid Munir was the chief guest while LCWU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shagufta Naz, faculty members and delegates from other universities attended the ceremony. Delegates from Brazil, UK and Pakistan presented their papers during the workshop. Dr Shahid Munir, in his address, advised the university to start consultancy for the general public in physiotherapy and biomechanics.