New cell culture facility on cancer cells at SRM
SRM, AP, Amaravati launched its first New Cell Culture facility on biomedical research on cancer cells in Amaravati on Monday
Vijayawada: SRM, AP, Amaravati launched its first New Cell Culture facility on bio-medical research on cancer cells in Amaravati on Monday.
This facility will house the latest equipment for related to applications like cellular culture, drug delivery, cell imaging and cell cytotoxicity.
Dr Anil K Suresh, Principal Investigator of the Cell Culture Laboratory and an Associate Professor at the Department of Biotechnology, spearheaded the acquisition of lab equipment such as the Type 2 biosafety cabinet, CO2 incubators, cell counting machine, inverted and upright microscopes, table-top centrifuge, - 20 and 4 degree refrigerators and cellstorage facility.
The equipment was procured and funded through the ‘Early Career Research Award’ grant of the Central Government’s Department of Science and Technology in response to a proposal submitted by Dr Suresh.
SRM AP Pro VC Prof Narayana Rao said that the management will provide the necessary financial support to encourage faculty to establish research centers in their given areas of expertise.
“Such laboratories can transform the university into a leading international research hub in science and technology.
To establish SRM AP as a research intensive university, eight such laboratories will be set up in the next year alone, including a genome research centre in December this year.”