5 MoUs ink for promoting product oriented research

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Directorate of Sciences & Technology KP, Khyber Medical University, University of Peshawar and University of Engineering & Technology today inked five MoUs for the execution of the development scheme “Enhancing Capacities of Institutions and Organizations for Promotion of Product Oriented Research”.

Farah Hamid Secretary Science & Technology and Information Technology Department, VC KMU Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hafizullah, VC UET Mr. Syed Imtiaz Hussain Gallani and acting VC of UoP Prof. Dr Mujeeb Ur Rahman attended the ceremony.

These MoU had five components namely Alternative Energy Resources, Health, Pharmacy, Chemical Sciences and Material Sciences. In these MoUs one each has signed with KMU and UET, while other three have been signed with various departments of UoP.

According to details the first MoU pertains to be set up a Molecular Laboratory at KMU Institute of Basic Medical Sciences (IBMS), Peshawar.
The cost of the proposed project is Rs. 17.400 million, while objective of the proposal is to fill the gap of specialty in molecular diagnostics of hepatitis, dengue fever, human finger printing and rare human genetic disorders. This facility will create research environment and will provide opportunity to enhance quality of training of MPhil and PhD research timely diagnosing and guidelines for proper medication.

Under the second MoU a project of Third Generation Solar Cells-Construction of Proof of-Concept Preliminary Prototype will be implemented by UET. The estimated cost of this proposal is Rs. 13.635 million. The proposal is aimed to use novel materials for the fabrication of stable, low cost and high efficiency dye sensitized solar cells which will benefit SMEs by providing energy services for range of needs including lighting, refrigeration and cooking etc.

The third MoU relates to Preparation of Nano Pharmaceuticals by Pharmacy Department of UoP. The cost of this project is Rs.13.454 million. The project will provide innovative technology for producing novel Nano-technological formulations of chemotherapeutic agents. It will provide a window to the national and local industry to have innovative technology for safe and targeted delivery of cheap anticancer drugs.

While the fourth and fifth MoU will cover Preparation of multipurpose nonporous polymers at Institute of Chemical Sciences, UoP with the cost of Rs. 18.960 million and Transition Metals and Rare-Earth Doped Nano materials for potential applications in lasers, telecommunications, Live cell-imaging and cancer Dosimetry by Material Research Lab of UoP with the cost of Rs. 27.403 million.

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