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Bio Bank
PCMD Bio Bank


The first Bio-Bank of Pakistan established at the Dr. Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD) is the national source for the acquisition, maintenance and supply of cell lines for research purpose. Dr. Sonia Siddiqui, is the Incharge for the maintenance of equipment and cell lines of Bio Bank. For record keeping, computerized system is employed. To date around 56 cell lines are available in the Biobank.
The bank is not only used for isolating, culturing and propagating the cells, but will also be utilized for specimen collection, required for scientific investigations of biological and medical nature. A database will be created for DNA, RNA or proteins extracted from tissue samples. This will provide an excellent opportunity to investigate the patho-physiological etiology of diseases. For quality control, the Bio-bank includes necessary staff and storage facilities, security and computer information systems. Eventually this facility will emerge as the national facility as the repository of biological specimens of all types for research purposes.
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