Centre for Biomedical Research, University of Dhaka
The Biomedical Research Centre was established in 1997. Presently the centre has been working on the mitigation of arsenicosis and has already discovered an antiarsenic medication named "D-arsenic" which has cured many patients suffering from arsenicosis. During the trial period "D-arsenic" had been distributed to the patients free of charge from this centre. Moreover this centre has discovered an antidiarrohoeal drug "Diaricide". Besides, the scientists of the centre are actively involved in research to isolate active compounds from various medicinal plants of Bangladesh and also developing an antidiabetic drug. A trial has been carried out on rats to determine the efficacy and side effects of a traditionally used antidiabetic drug.
The research laboratory of the centre has been equipped for researchers at Masters, M Phil and PhD levels.