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Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre

Inaugural Ceremony of “Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory” of Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune

Monday, January 28, 2019 |Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune |Alumni Activity

Dr. D. Y. Patil Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Pimpri, Pune under the auspices of Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune has started the state of the art and unique “Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory”. This Laboratory has been constructed following NABL and ICMR guidelines.


This “Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory” was inaugurated on Monday, 28th January 2019 at the hands of Dr. Ramesh C. Deka, Former Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The function was presided over by Hon’ble Dr. P. D. Patil, Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune and graced by Mrs. Smita Jadhav, Trustee, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth Society, Pune, Dr. N. J. Pawar, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. D. Y. Patil Vidyapeeth, Pune, Dr. Amarjit Singh, Principal Director & CEO, Dr. J. S. Bhawalkar, Dean, Dr. (Mrs) P. Vatsalaswamy, Director Academics, Dr. Ramesh Bhonde, Director Research, DPU and Dr. J. K. Pal, Director, Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Pune.


Primarily this laboratory will concentrate on-

• Molecular diagnostics include a combination of several techniques to identify key changes in patients with common and rare diseases, to diagnose and monitor risk, status, and success of therapies given to patients.

• In the current era of medicine, molecular diagnostics serve as the driving wheel of personalized medicine where a number of patients experience severe side effects and dose-dependent drug resistance in case of common diseases like cancer and diabetes.

• Importantly, molecular diagnostics being sensitive and specific to a particular disease have key contributions in knowing about the risk and existence of rare diseases which are usually not detected by routine pathological and imaging techniques.

•Therefore, molecular diagnostics serve as a single platform for patients and society to be helped in many ways including predicting the chance of a disease, monitoring of the disease during treatment, awareness on rare genetic disease, and source of detection of new outbreaks of pathogens causingbird flu, microcephaly (Zika Virus) etc.