KARACHI: The International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, has set up the national mass spectrometer facility at the University’s ICCBS.
A statement on Wednesday said that the national-level facility is established with the help of the UK organization, Recycling Organization for Research Opportunities (RORO).As many as seven latest mass spectrometers have also been donated to ICCBS by RORO.
Director ICCBS, Prof Dr Muhammad Iqbal Choudhary told meeting held at H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry, Karachi.
He said that Giles Edwards, the Founder Trustee and Technical Director of RORO, had visited the University several times for the setting up of this unique national facility at the ICCBS.
“RORO has donated 7 mass spectrometers to the ICCBS which are under installation process. This facility will be opened soon to researchers to help them in their research projects.
It is important to note that the mass spectrometer is a key method routinely applied in pollution control, food control, forensic science, natural products or process monitoring and many others,” he said.
The most recent applications of mass spectrometer are mostly oriented towards biochemical problems, such as proteome, metabolome, high throughput drug discovery and metabolism, playing crucial rule for the early stage detection of complex diseases like cancer.