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NIV conducts 300,000 Covid tests

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The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi University’s Director Prof. Iqbal Choudhary in a statement has said that several academic and research institutions have moved forward to contribute in meeting the health challenge of unprecedented magnitude.

The ICCBS, Pakistan’s premier academic research institute, was forerunner in this national service, he said. The National Institute of Virology at the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) had crossed a staggering number of 300,000 PCR based tests, and developed the capacity to conduct over 2,500 tests every day, largest in the country, he said, adding that Chief Minister of Sindh was personally monitoring the development of this super lab. The results of the genotyping, conducted at the National Institute of Virology, hundred percent delta (Indian) variants are spreading in the city, he said.

The ICCBS as a center for excellence owns an international stature in the field of science and research, he said. The Industrial Analytical Center (IAC) at the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry offers a range of professional analytical and consultancy services to more than 700 private and public sector organizations and industries in Pakistan, he maintained.

He said, “This international exhibition will bring a unique platform for innovators, technology developers and service providers, who are eager and ready to share experience and professional skills with participants of common interests in science, technology and innovation.”

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