- Development of a world class laboratory for strengthening of research on AYUSH (Unani) Medicine and Food supplements with AYUSH, QCI, FSSAI and NABL accreditation
- Development of an AYUSH approved center for training and research on AYUSH and food products for their quality control and preclinical evaluation and for certification.
- Development of a center for excellence for quality analysis of AYUSH drugs and food products including their stability testing and other analytical parameters for quality product development as per satisfaction manufacturers and stake holders.
Aims and Objectives
Centre of Excellence in Unani Medicine & Bioactive Natural Products Laboratory (BNPL) is a well-equipped state of the art laboratory under Department of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry (DST FIST and UGC SAP-II sponsored department) involved in research on metabolomics, quality control, monograph development, hyphenated chromatography, TLC bioautography, pharmacokinetics and stability studies of herbal drugs and formulations. Recently, it has been granted Rs 10.0 crore for development of Centre of Excellence in Unani Medicine (Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology) from Ministry of AYUSH, Govt of India to carryout advanced research on Unani Medicine in collaboration with School of Unani Medicine Education and Research (SUMER), Jamia Hamdard. It has research collaborations with Industries (Hamdard, Dabur, Aimil, etc) and educational institutions in India and abroad (NCNPR, University of Missisipi, USA; University of Khartoum, Sudan; etc).
Currently, there are above 25 research scholars (Post Docs, Ph Ds and Masters) working with many ongoing projects worth more than 13 crore and above 25 modern sophisticated equipment’s from project grants are placed in laboratory. There are large number of costly reference standards (>500) and raw materials (>350 plants) are preserved in laboratory for research purposes. The laboratory has produced above 75 trained personnel (including 35 Ph Ds and above 40 Masters) which are placed all over the globe at different key positions. It has had also produced above 400 publications in many reputed journals and many patents as well as technologies transferred to different industries for product development. Laboratory is well equipped and state of the art and organised many workshops and national and international seminars/ conferences including SFEC 2020 with above 350 resources persons with participation of above 50 countries. It had completed above 40 sponsored/ EMR projects from different funding agencies including DST, DBT, ICMR, UGC, AYUSH, NMPB, CCRAS, CCRUM, DRDO etc under the able leadership of Dr Sayeed Ahmad, PI, Coordinator and Incharge of Centre and Bioactive Natural Product Laboratory.
Thanks for visiting BNPL, its our pleasure to serve the nation, we will be happy help you for any type of scientific services for development of quality product of AYUSH, botanical/ herbal origin.All the scientific services at BNPL and CoE Unani Medicine are available free of cost for the students and AYUSH professionals.