LAHORE: The Institute of Pharmaceutical Science (IPS) of the University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (UVAS)
and Awami Laboratories signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in research, product development, problem solving, skill enhancement, training and internships.
According to UVAS spokesperson, UVAS Institute of Pharmaceutical Science Director Dr Tahir Mehmood Khan
and Chief Executive Officer Dr Irfan Shahid from Awami Laboratories signed the MoU in a ceremony held at the UVAS City Campus on Wednesday.
Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad, Pro Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Masood Rabbani, Dean Faculty of Bio-sciences Prof Dr Habibur Rehman, UVAS faculty members and officials from Awami Lab were also present.
Speaking on the occasion, UVAS VC Prof Dr Nasim Ahmad said the UVAS was always focusing on the promotion of academia and industry linkages for the development of education and research.
Prof Dr Masood Rabbani said that it was direly needed to strengthen monitoring system regarding the impact
of medicines against viral diseases at national and international level. Earlier, IPS Director Dr Tahir Mehmood Khan spoke about the objectives and benefits of the cooperation.
He said that under the MoU, both parties would increase opportunities for faculty, staff, students and researchers of UVAS and Awami Laboratories in education, mastering technology, trainings and research programmes.
He said, both the parties would also cooperate in the development of joint academic/research projects.
One of the MPhil student of IPS-UVAS was also involved in a clinical study funded by Awami Laboratories for their registered product “UriPro” which was aiming to improve the health and quality of life of the patients suffering from Gout.
The UVAS and Awami Laboratories would share information on the management of R&D programmes and exchange of other activities under the MoU.