KEM Hospital Research Centre, Pune

K.E.M Hospital, Pune celebrated its diamond jubilee in 1972. At that time a need was felt to further improve and expand their services.Read Further

Dept. of Microbiology

Head of Department:Late Dr.K.B. Niphadkar

K.E.M. Hospital Microbiology laboratory was established in the year 1982, which functioned independently to provide specialized microbiology testing. Since its establishment the laboratory was headed by Dr. K. B. Niphadkar, an eminent Microbiologist in Pune. He passed away on 12 July 2013.

Our laboratory is equipped with:-

alt Bact Alert- 3D
alt Vitek-2 Compact
alt Deep freezers (-500C and -800C)
alt Architect(Abbot)
alt Elisa-reader (Merk)
alt Incubators/CO2 incubator
alt Centifuges
alt Laminar air flow

Members of the laboratory are:-

alt Dr. S.K. Sanghavi (Consultant Micobilogist)
alt Ms. M.G. Satpute (Microbiologist)
alt Ms. N.V. Telang (Microbiologist)
alt Ms. P.J. Jadhav (Lab Technician)
alt Mrs.S.R.Kulkarni (Lab Technician) 
alt Ms. P.B. Bansode (Lab Technician)
alt Ms. A.C. Ghadge (Lab Technician)
alt Mr. P.G. Lonare (Lab Attendant)
alt Mr. S.V. Sojwal (Lab Attendant)
alt Ms. S.N.Kamthe (Lab Attendant)

Some of the specialized tests offered are:-

alt Blood culture and sensitivity
alt Aerobic and anaerobic culture and sensitivity
alt Fungal culture and sensitivity
alt Serological tests
alt Various staining methods
alt Mycobacerial culture and sesityvity 

 Along with diagnostic services, the laboratory staff is actively involved in research activities, funded by national and international organizations.

Research projects carried out are during last 2 years are :

1) Multisite pneumonia study funded by Fondation Merieux (Paris)

2) Evaluation of efficacy of nanoparticles coated with rifampicin against Mycobacterium tuberculosis funded by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), India

3) Alliance for Surveillance of Invasive Pneumococci ( (ASIP)

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  • Vitek-2 Compact
  • Vitek-2 Compact
  • Axsym
  • Axsym
  • MB- BACT-240
  • MB- BACT-240
  • Laminar Air Flow
  • Laminar Air Flow
  • miniAPI
  • miniAPI