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RIMS inaugurated new Microbiology building & Maldi –TOF Biotyper

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RIMS inaugurated new Microbiology building & Maldi –TOF Biotyper

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Imphal, April 18:

Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS), Imphal inaugurated “Newly Constructed Building and Maldi –TOF Biotyper (Bruker Bio innovation)” of Microbiology Department, RIMS, Imphal today. The inaugural program was graced by Prof. G. Sunil Kumar Sharma, Director RIMS, Imphal, Prof. Brogen Singh Akoijam, Dean (Academics), RIMS, Imphal, Prof. N. Sanjib Singh, Medical Superintendent, RIMS Hospital, Imphal and Dr. Khuraijam Ranjana Devi, Prof & Head, Department of Microbiology, RIMS, Imphal as Chief Guest, Guests’ of Honor and President respectively.
Addressing on the inauguration ceremony, Director RIMS, Imphal stated that the New Microbiology building was constructed as per required by National Medical Commission (NMC) for student of Post Graduates, MBBS, Ph.D., MLT and other different course. The new building has different laboratory for bacteriology, virology and fungus etc. with Biosafety level – II laboratory. It can accommodate a space for national program like HIV, Hepatitis and others programs. He claimed that the New Building of Microbiology Department is an iconic achievement for institute as there is not such large separate building for microbiology department set up in whole North East region. It is also one of the most dedicated spaces centre for microbiology. In future, Biosafety level –III laboratory will set up to carry out specific highest level project. As nodal centre, Govt. of India has initiated a process to grant project at the Institute of National Importance level. As RIMS has a regional power and Govt. of India given more emphasis and importance at RIMS in north east region, Maximum number of national projects can be obtain. This will simultaneously benefit the public at the large extent.
He further mentioned that MALDI-TOF MS is a smart and reliable technique that has been implemented in clinical microbiology laboratories to replace or complement conventional phenotypic identification of bacteria and fungi. MALDI-TOF/MS allows us to reduce the turn-around times by an average of 1.45 days in comparison with the traditional phenotypic methods used for microbial identification.

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