11-MAY-2018: Department of Ilmul Advia organises workshop to train participants on Langendorff Apparatus
Aligarh, May 11: The Department of Ilmul Advia, Ajmal Khan Tibbiya College, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in collaboration with the ADInstruments Solutions, Australia organised a workshop on ?Isolated Tissues including Heart and Hemodynamic Research Techniques in Rodents? in which participants were provided hands-on-training on the advance Langendorff Apparatus. They learnt recording and analyzing of multiple cardiac parameters such as left ventricular developed pressure, perfusion pressure, cardiac electrical activity and temperature among other techniques.
Resource person of the programme, Mr Aas Mohammad from the Power Lab, ADInstruments Solutions, Australia delineated how Langendorff isolated perfused heart has allowed many fundamental discoveries in cardiac physiology, pathology, and pharmacology over the past 100 years and is still one of the most powerful experimental designs in cardiovascular research and cardiovascular pharmacology.
He added that the Langendorff technique could be used to perfuse all sizes of heart models, from mice, rats, and guinea pigs, to porcine hearts. "By using Langendorff heart or isolated perfused heart assay, we can screen drugs for cardiac contractile strength and heart rate without the complications of an intact animal," he said informing that scientists and engineers from the ADInstruments Solutions have come from Australia to train the workshop participants. The participants were shown demonstrations of advanced procedures, such as blood and heart pressure recording using high precision Millar Catheter, he said.
Prof Kunwar Mohammad Yusuf Amin (Director of the Workshop) said that the participants were given training on a very advanced and sophisticated Lagendorff System, which is available only at very few research institutions.
He informed that atleast two thesis in the MD (Unani) course in the Tibbya College have been written on studying Unani cardiac drugs using Langendorff Apparatus.
Dr Sumbul Rehman (Organizing Secretary of the programme) said that the Langendorff Apparatus at Ilmul Advia Department was procured under DRS-I (UGC-SAP) project granted in 2013 to Prof Abdul Latif, the then Chairperson of the Department.
Prof Syed Ziaur Rahman from the Department of Pharmacology, JN Medical College, AMU, played significant role in organising this workshop.
Prof Ghufran Ahmad (Workshop Joint Director) and Dr Quamrul Hasan (Workshop Joint Organizing Secretary) also trained the participants.
Scientists from Chennai, Bangalore, Madurai, Srinagar, Chhattisgarh, NCR, Mathura, Malegaon and Aligarh attended the workshop.
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