Common Research Laboratory


The Common Research Laboratory was founded in 4th August,2000 at the University of Medicine 2,Yangon.

Local area network and internet access was fully established since June 2002.Wide area Network  link was established and was connected with CMINET(The Medical Information Network).

Since then, CRL  has provided laboratory facilities for post -graduate students of Master PhD Doctoral degree  in all specialties of Medicine.CRL also provide assistance to post graduate students  from Arts and Science Universities.    During 20years, a total of 360 research project has been completed .

There are 27 ongoing research projects for master and PhD program as well as departmental projects.


Laboratory facilities in CRL


Immunohistochemistry and cytochemistry including immunophenotyping facilities was set up in CRL since September 2004 . Since then , CRL has been providing assistance in performing hormone receptor assays in tumor tissues ,immunophenotyping of leukaemias and lymphomas and helping out the clinicians  and researchers in University Teaching Hospitals.

High Performance liquid chromatography system is being utilized by postgraduate students from pharmacology and pharmacy for determination of drug level in patients samples.

Enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay system is available for hormone assay in endocrine studies and antigen/antibody detection assays for  infectious diseases.

Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer system is available for analysis of trace elements in human samples and soil samples.

Facilities for Molecular Biology techniques  has been setup in 2008 with the help of Niigata University, Japan. Conventional thermal cycler and gel electrophoresis system has been integral part of  postgraduate  researches involving  genetic analysis. We are planning to upgrade this molecular biology section with more advanced systems .Twenty two research projects has completed to date.

Advanced Infectious disease Laboratory has been established in 21th August,2018 as as one of the collaborative projects between UM2 and UNSW- Kirby Institute, Australia. The main area of research projects performing in this laboratory focus on infectious diseases .The laboratory quality control has been monitored  by experts from UNSW – Kirby institute.