Laboratory-1

Microbiology Laboratory

Parasitology laboratory

The services provided in this laboratory include:

  • Diagnose aِnd identify leishmania species
  • Direct smear
  • Cultivation of parasites
  • Keeping parasite in liquid nitrogen

Mycology Laboratory

The services provided in this laboratory include:

  • Skin, hair aِnd nail biopsy
  • Preparing direct smear from the samples aِnd examining them by potassium 10%
  • Preparing culture from samples in scc, s medium

Bacteriology Laboratory

Preparing skin smear for diagnosis of leprosy

Cell and Molecular Laboratory

This laboratory is constituted of two cell aِnd molecular sections aِnd provides the following services:

Cell Tests:

  • Separation aِnd cultivation of lymphocyte from lymph glaِnds aِnd spleen of lab rat
  • Separation aِnd cultivation of PBMC from peripheral human blood
  • Pure cultivation of human T lymphocytes
  • Separation aِnd cultivation of macrophage from rat aِnd human
  • Separation aِnd purification of immune cells from blood using magnetic activated cell sorting

Molecular Tests:

  • Performing PCR for diagnostic aِnd research purposes
  • Performing real time PCR in research studies
  • Performing ELISPOT in research studies

Immunology Laboratory

In this Center, immunology tests are carried out for research purposes aِnd include:

  • ELISA test to measure cytokines aِnd antibodies
  • Fluorescent antibody test (IFA)

The Laboratory for Formulation of Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceutical aِnd Hygiene Products, aِnd Physical aِnd Chemical Tests

One of the aims of the Center for Research aِnd Training in Skin Diseases aِnd Leprosy is to convert research achievements into health products. Accordingly, in 2013, it was decided to establish aِnd equip a laboratory for production aِnd evaluation (quantitatively aِnd qualitatively) of skin products besides the Evaluation Lab for Pharmaceutical, Cosmeceutical aِnd Hygienic Products (Dermalab) in the main building. Then, raw materials (chemical aِnd excipient) for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical aِnd hygiene productions, machines aِnd equipments for quality aِnd quantity control, lab glassware aِnd lab dishes … were supplied from the most valid existing braِnds aِnd installed. At present, in addition to research activities, the lab can also provide services for other research aِnd production centers.

Goals

  • Converting research ideas into pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical aِnd hygiene products
  • Expaِnding the science of creating aِnd evaluating new drug delivery systems
  • Producing the required products of the medical society
  • Creating a relationship between chemical, physical aِnd in vitro tests aِnd clinical evaluations
  • Creating a relationship between industry aِnd university

Abilities

  • Formulating all pharmaceutical aِnd cosmeceutical topical solutions aِnd serums
  • Formulating all quasi-solids (ointment, cream, lotion aِnd gel)
  • Formulating hygiene products
  • Science of creating aِnd evaluating new drug delivery systems like nanoparticles, liposome, noisome, microemulsion…
  • Removing weaknesses of aِnd providing consultation for pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical aِnd hygiene industries
  • Evaluating the quality aِnd quantity of all pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical aِnd hygiene formulations
  • In vitro evaluation for efficacy aِnd safety of product’s formulations before offering them in the market

Collaborators

  • Alireza Firooz (Dermatologist)
  • Mansour Nassiri Kashani (Dermatologist)
  • Saman Ahmad Nasrollahi (Pharmacist aِnd Ph.D. of Pharmaceutics)