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Ophthalmic Research Biorepository in India opens at LV Prasad Eye Institute

The facility is well equipped with infrastructure required for cryopreservation

The Hyderabad campus (Kallam Anji Reddy Campus) of LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI) in Hyderabad is now equipped with a state-of-the-art Ophthalmic Research Biorepository. LVPEI is the first institute in the country to have this facility. The facility has been set up with the generous support received from Prof Krothapalli Ravindranath, retired Dean, SV University, Tirupati. Prof Ravindranath is a long-term well-wisher and supporter of LVPEI.  

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The Prof Krothapalli Ravindranath Ophthalmic Research Biorepository has been set up in the operational complex of the institute that is on par with international standards. The facility is well equipped with infrastructure required for cryopreservation (storage of ophthalmic tissues) as in -80°C, -20°C and 4°C freezers, liquid nitrogen for snap freezing and specially trained technical staff for handling the samples.  

The Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre (BHERC) at LVPEI has earned international recognition as a Centre of Excellence in ocular research. A strong team of clinicians and scientists work on various aspects in ophthalmology and visual sciences, unravelling new insights that can lead to early diagnosis and better management of vision-threatening conditions. LVPEI, to date, has published over 4000 publications in various high-impact peer-reviewed international Journals. LVPEI scientists have featured in the world ranking of Top 2 per cent scientists and top eye researchers from India in 2020 in a study done by Stanford University. 

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