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Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,

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Regional Research Laboratory (RRL), a unit of the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, is one of the prime Institutes involved in two major fields of research, namely drug design and development of microbial biotechnology. Nevertheless, the overall aim of this Institute is to further the industrial development in the north western region of the country.

 

Indian Institute of integrative Medicine, Jammu a constituent unit of Council of Scientific & Industrial Research, New Delhi, is one of the premier Institutes engaged in two major areas of research namely, Drug, Design and Development and Microbial Biotechnology. However, overall aim of this Institute is to boost the industrial development of the North Western region of the country. The Institute was established in 1941 as a low key research and production centre known as Drug Research Laboratory of J&K State and was later taken over by CSIR in December 1957. The Institute was lucky to have Col. Sir Ram Nath Chopra, Prof. of Pharmacology as its Founder Director. He was an outstanding luminary in the field of Medical Education and Research and has been widely acclaimed as the Father of Indian Pharmacology.        
 
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Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu was designed to be a multi disciplinary institute with emphasis on applied and developmental aspects to suit the regional aspirations.We changed our focal point of activities as per the demand of the changing times and developed our competence accordingly tdirect our efforts effectively. This lnstitute has come  up to the expectations of the monitoring and other supporting agencies over the years and has been keeping up with the Nation's think-tank. The Institute has always kept the futuristic trends in science in view and created the infrastructure as well as human resource to face the new challenges.Over the last few years the activities of Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine have become more focused. In the research and development work of the institute more attention is being paid to prospecting the abundant natural resources available, both of plant and microbial origin, enabled by biotechnology, to develop technologies, drugs and products of high value for the national and international markets. The unproductive projects are being regularly evaluated and phased out on the pattern suggested under Zero Base Budget System.

The research projects of the institute are centered on the following thrust areas:
  • Development of plant based agents as bioefficacy promoters /bioenhancers  
  • Prospecting biodiversity for its chemistry and bioactivity 
  • Conservation and production of prioritized medicinal & aromatic plants and their crop husbandry 
  • Process development and upscale technology for valuable phytopharmaceuticals 
  • Prospecting microbial biodiversity of North-Western Himalayas     
Administrative Profile of Regional Research Laboratory

Director: Dr. G.N.Quazi

 

Aims & Objectives of Regional Research Laboratory (RRL)
Regional Research Laboratory, Jammu, like all other RRL's has been designed as a multidimensional Institute with emphasis on applied and developmental aspects to suit the regional demands.
The basic objective of building of this laboratory is to gainfully tap the biodiversity of the Himalayas and put the state on the scientific map of India and the world.
Sir P.H. Clutterbuck, the then Chief Conservator of Forests J&K Govt.and Col. Sir R. N. Chopra were mainly instrumental in the birth of Drug Research Laboratory in November 1941, which was involved in production of selected drugs and research in the specialized areas of Botany, Chemistry, Pharmacology of medicinal and aromatic plants

 

Quality Control Measures taken by Regional Research Lab (RRL)

State-of the-art central instrumentation of latest generation, up-to-date library and informatics center supported by intra and internet facilities are available in this Institute. The analytical & testing unit of RRL, Jammu has been modernized to a complete Quality Control & Assurance Laboratory. Additionally, analysis and testing of the following matters are done in the lab:

  • Water
  • Mineral
  • Coal
  • Chemicals
  • Pesticides
  • Microorganisms in food
  • Potable & industrial water

The process for the accreditation of Quality Control and Assurance department and registration under ISO-9002 is in the process of implementation.

 

Research & Development (R & D)Projects under Regional Research Laboratory:

  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Medicinal & Aromatic Plants improvement & Crop husbandry
  • Taxonomy and Crude drug repository
  • Innovative process development for value
  • Prospecting Biodiversity for its chemistry and bio-activity.
  • Up scaling of laboratory process

Facilitites offered at Regional Research Laboratory:

 

Library RRL-library has in store the biggest and finest collection on :-

  • Medicinal and aromatic plants,
  • Natural products,
  • Food technology,
  • Chemistry,
  • Pharmacology and other allied subjects

Bio-informatics center

The center is providing to the scientific needs of the scientists and students involved in Biotechnology and other biological research since its establishment. Center is also supplying facilities of Email, online access to literature & databases available on Internet

 

Computer Center

The computer center is engaged in the work of planning, design and implementation of modernized information technology built in the Institutes, and maintaining the existing IT (Information Technology) infrastructure

 

Instrumentation Division-

  • It is an up-to-date section of technical services furnished with a number of expensive and modern instruments. The purpose of this section is to examine various samples provided by other divisions using different instruments.
  • For structural clarification , the samples are dissected on different instruments depending on their requirements and the output

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