A 28-post collection

Enabling Technologies for Personalized and Precision Medicine

Engineering approaches to precision medicine will harness population-wide data to identify individualized treatment strategies. Personalized medicine harnesses a subject’s own data to individualize their own care, from diagnosis through treatment selection and monitoring. Novel clinical trial designs will play a vital role in assessing the efficacy and safety of »

Research Updates from ASRBC

ACI Agribusiness has started biotechnological studies under the Advance Seed Research and Biotech Centre (ASRBC) through Public-Private Partnership which is also encouraged by the Government of Bangladesh. At this moment via Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) collaborative research programs have been implemented with Dhaka University, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Hajee Mohammad Danesh »

Gene Pyramiding

Developing elite breeding lines and varieties often requires plant breeders to combine desirable traits from multiple parental lines, particularly in the case of disease resistance. The process of combining traits, known as gene pyramiding, can be accelerated by using molecular markers to identify and keep plants that contain the desired »


Until two decades ago the genetic resources were getting depleted owing to the continuous depredation by man. It was imperative therefore that many of the elite, economically important and endangered species are preserved to make them available when needed. The conventional methods of storage failed to prevent losses caused due »

Management of Late Blight in Potato

The factors which are responsible for huge yield loss of potato are applied improper management strategies and pathogen behavior. Management strategies include forecasting, cultural, biological, varietal and chemical management. Forecasting is the better option for management of late blight, if accurately forecasted and promptly information reaches to the endusers. Infected »

Harvard, MIT Experts Develop New Gene Editing Technology

Experts from Broad Institute of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University developed a new gene editing approach by putting together two of the most vital proteins in molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9 and a reverse transcriptase, into one system. The new system called prime editing is capable of editing mammalian »

Kirby-Bauer Disk Diffusion Susceptibility Test

Determination of bacterial resistance to antimicrobials is an important part of the management of infections in patients. The disk diffusion method of Kirby-Bauer has been standardized and is a viable alternative to broth dilution methods for laboratories without the resources to utilize the newer automated methods for micro dilution testing. »


ALT is a test that measures an enzyme called alanine aminotransaminase (ALT) or glutamic-pyruvic transaminase (GPT). This enzyme is made in the liver. It is released into the blood when liver tissues are damaged. The ALT test checks for and measures damage to the liver. It is also done to »

Gateway Cloning Technology over Directional Cloning

Directional cloning method requires so many steps with less efficiency. It is also time-consuming. Before cloning a gene of interest it is mandatory to have a common restriction site between the vector backbone and on the flanks of the gene of interest. Otherwise, it is quite impossible to clone. However, »

Scope of Industrial Biotechnology in Bangladesh

Bangladesh is an agro-economy based country with a large population compared to its land area and resources. With the country's population projected to reach 192.9 million by 2025 and economic growth transforming the lives of millions, our food demand is expected to be much higher than its current growth »

Isolation & Characterization of Streptomyces spp.

This is an ongoing work in the ASRBC lab. Every day various tests are being done for various purposes and also new protocols are being developed for various research purposes. The protocols for the following research purpose are yet to establish. The following process is being implemented to find out »