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THE ROLE OF MRL

TO CONDUCT LABORATORY-ORIENTED RESEARCH

  • The focus is on laboratory research, encouraged and implemented among students and staff of the CMNHS. The introduction of current and advanced biomedical technologies such as flow cytometry, PCR, HPLC and GC will enable students and staff to involve in Laboratory Based Clinical Research (LBCR).

TO BUILD A BASIC RESEARCH CAPACITY FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

  • This includes the supervision of postgraduate and Doctoral students involved in clinical research as well as the training of research staff. This also includes consultation and the provision of advanced medical and clinical laboratory services to patients attending the CWM Hospital.   Read More

A dream that started nearly two years ago has turned to reality. It came for Dr Santha Muller and her team of medical researchers at Fiji National University’s College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Tamavua Campus.

This was after the Minister for Health, Dr Neil Sharma, officially opened the doors to the first Medical Research Laboratory [MRL] at the College yesterday.
Speaking at the launch Dr Sharma commended the college saying the new MRL Lab’s advanced and sophisticated technology was an asset to Heath care in Fiji, especially with the provision of bio-medical and molecular biology services.
The Minister said the new lab paralleled the ministry’s own analytical Lab at Mataika House.
Echoing similar sentiments, Dean college Professor Ian Rouse said the lab hopes to strengthen the partnership with Mataika House with the aim of engaging in more world class research and improvement in diagnosis and care of people with cancer, HIV, leptospirosis and other diseases.
The lab cost FJD$400,000 and was made possible through funding assistance and support from Japan International Co-operation Association (JICA) and AusAID.

Source: Fiji Sun Online