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Services

The department provides the following services to industry and other institutions through the centres/units established within the department.

The Center for Analytical Research and Development (CARD)

The Centre was established in 1980 as a collaborative project between the University of Colombo and the Trace Analysis Research Centre of Dalhousie University, and was funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

Chemical analysis of samples is carried out using GC, GC-MS, HPLC, NMR, UV-VIS spectroscopy, AAS, Electrochemical techniques etc. In general, the following types of samples are analyzed.

  • Water
  • Admixture
  • Soap
  • Coatings
  • Pigments
  • Cosmetics
  • Fertilizers
  • Pharmaceutical products

Samples extracted/derived from natural products

In addition, consultancy services and contract research are undertaken by the CARD.

Further details could be obtained from card@chem.cmb.ac.lk / Phone: 011-250 3367

Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Laboratory (SLPL)

Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Laboratory (SLPL) was established as a collaborative project between the University of Colombo, Ministry of Industry & Commerce and the Sri Lanka Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association in 2008.

Facilities available to carry out the analysis of pharmaceutical samples include, FTIR, HPLC, UV-VIS spectroscopy, AAS, Fluorescence, Carl-Fisher and Dissolution apparatus.

Further details could be obtained from slpl@chem.cmb.ac.lk / Phone: 011-250 3367

Biotech: Products & Services (BTechS)

Biotech: Products & Services (BTechS) commenced in 2009. The laboratory produces a range of molecular biology products and reagents for teaching and research.
These products include;

  • Taq polymerase
  • DNA/RNA extraction kits
  • Restriction enzymes (EcoRI)
  • Tricol
  • Molecular size markers

In addition, consultancies, custom services and contract research in molecular biology, biochemistry and biotechnology are also undertaken.

Further details could be obtained from ucmbbiotech@gmail.com / Phone: 011-250 3367 ext. 8251

Centre for Advanced Materials and Devices (CAMD)

Centre for Advanced Materials and Devices (CAMD) established in 2018 is a materials science research centre with state-of-the-art facilities.

Analysis of samples is carried out using Powder X-ray diffraction and MPAES. In addition, consultancy services on advanced materials for industry and contract research in this area are undertaken.

Further details could be obtained from kmnd@chem.cmb.ac.lk / Phone: 011-250 3054