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A seminar on high end diagnostic aids and processes

In keeping with its firm belief that accurate diagnosis is the very basis of effective treatment and cure the Sri Nathella Sampathu Chetty Clinical laboratory, Sankara Nethralaya and the Sankara Nethralaya Academy took the next step in pursuit of diagnostic perfection through a Continuing Medical Education (CME) programme comprising an in-depth seminar on diagnostics and [...]

Dr Habibullah Memorial Oration Award

Dr HN.Madhavan, President, Vision Research Foundation, Director & Professor of Microbiology, Director, Vidyasagar Institute of Biomedical Technology and Science, Sankara Nethralaya, attended the STEM-2012, the 8th Annual Conference on Biotechnology and a platform for learning and knowledge sharing , on the 31st  of January and 1st  of February 2012 at the Marriot Hotel and Convention [...]

WHONET workshop on antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most important challenges in the fight against infectious diseases as drug resistance hinders effective application of modern technologies, Dr. Rajesh Bhatia, Regional Adviser, SEARO/WHO, said at the inauguration of a WHONET workshop at Sankara Nethralaya.
The five-day workshop on “Laboratory based surveillance of antimicrobial resistance,” was inaugurated at Sankara Nethralaya [...]

Patent for developing novel method to quantitate HCMV

The Vision Research Foundation (VRF) has been recognized as a patentee for developing a novel method to quantitate the Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in clinical specimens. Spearheaded by Dr. HN Madhavan, President, VRF, microbiology scientists have developed the Multiple Polymerase Chain Reaction for rapid detection and specific identification of the HCMV which is found in immuno-compromising [...]

Breakthrough in stem cell therapy

A collaborative effort between the Vision Research Foundation and Nichi-In Biosciences has borne fruit with the invention of a novel procedure which will help treat diseases like persistent corneal ulcers, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome and other severely damaging injuries to the corneal epithelium.
In 2003, VRF scientists identified a synthetic material — the Mebiol Gel — which was [...]