PCSIR upgrades its research, pilot plant facilities

ISLAMABAD, Aug 17 (APP): Pakistan Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research (PCSIR) has upgraded its research and pilot
plant facilities and launched new initiatives in the development of
Nano-coating for surgical/auto/tool industries etc during last three

Besides routine Research and Development & services to
industry and extending quality testing services through 37
accredited laboratories across the country, PCSIR has developed 170
processes, out of which 47 have been leased out, registered and
filed 53 patents and 427 research publications, said a document of
Ministry of Science and Technology on Wednesday.

PCSIR had also established Dioxin and POPs Testing Laboratory
for providing services exporters of fish, fisheries, seafood and
food products for the resumption of fisheries export to the European

Another major achievement is the establishment of Halal
Certification Centre at Lahore and Karachi.

The document said that Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF)
funded 150 research projects of basic and applied nature, funded R&D
industry programmes to promote commercialization of developed
technologies, and arranged exhibitions at various cities through 9
Science Caravans.

Pakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies (PCRET)
installed a number of Micro-Hydel Power Plants, solar system and
bio-gas plants for demonstration purpose, and up-graded PCRET
building to establish four new laboratories to produce 80 KW solar
panels yearly.

Similarly, Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources
(PCRWR) constructed 11 low cast leaky dams and 10 check dams in
Baluchistan during the same time.

PCRWR conducted a series of experiments for growing rice on
beds for water savings, and demonstrated to progressive formers for
adaptation, it added.

It further completed the constructions of 4 water quality
laboratories and made functional l24 laboratories at various
locations for water analysis and advisory services to public
and provincial government.

National Institute of Electronics (NIE) established a center
for quality testing and certification of electronic products,
designed and developed industrial stabilizers, produced multilayer
printed circuit boards.

The documents said that measures are also being taken to
establish effective linkages between various academia and R&D
organizations in order to ensure sharing of financial, material
& human resources for a demand-driven R&D, indigenous
development of products, technologies & processes through these
collaborations and transfer of these to the industry.