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Welcome To Drug Analysis & Research Laboratory


Ø  Creation of scientific knowledge through research work.

Ø  Providing quality knowledge, research and services to the society of the country.

Ø  Developing comprehensive and appropriate technology approaches to drug analysis and research.

Ø  Enhancing capacity building of the centre through installation and operation of standard scientific instruments and equipment along with personnel skill development for the analysis and research.

Ø  Generation of highly skilled scientific and technical manpower.

Research Area:

ØDrug Analysis and Research Laboratory is conducting and supporting basic and clinical research on drug i.e. new drug development, isolation, synthesis, drug interaction, its consequences in vitro and in vivo, analytical method development of drugs and validation, bioavailability and bioequivalence studies in animal and human models.

It also creates demands for research and analysis. These demands directly and indirectly are influenced by the interactions, program directions, and priorities of scientists, faculties and graduate students and their relationships to their academic departments. 


Besides conducting research, Drug Analysis and Research Laboratory also provides analytical services to faculty members of the University of Dhaka as well as to individuals, other institutions, companies, agency of outside of the university.


Drug Analysis and Research Laboratory has the following facilities for conducting research and analysis.

Name of the instrument



HPLC (UV  and Fluorescence detectors, Autoinjector) Prominence, LC 20AD
Shimadzu, Japan

ELISA Reader

LisaScan EM

Erba, Germany

Hot Plate Magnetic Stirrer


Phoenix Instrument, Germany

Distilled water plant


Laboid, India

Fume hood

22/Eco Flux V120

Folabo, Italy

Turbo Evaporator


Athena tech, India

UV lamp (254 nm, 356 nm)


Spectroline, USA

Soxhlet Extractor



Vortex mixer



Ultrasonic bath

Ultrasons-Medi -II

J.P. Selecta, Spain

Centrifuge machine (Max 4500 rpm)

Z 36 HK

HermleLabortechnik GmbH, Germany

Oven (up to 250 oC)

UNE 600

Memmert GmbH, Germany

Hardness tester


Logan Instrument Corporation, USA

Digital Melting point apparatus


Sunonwealth Electric Machine Industry Co. Ltd., Taiwan

Friability Tester


Logan Instruments Corporation, USA

Digital Analytical Balance


Radwag, Poland

Tap Density Tester


Logan Instruments Corporation, USA

Thermostatic water bath (Quantity 3)

Unitronic OR

J. P. Selecta, Spain

Fluorescence spectrophotometer

F 7000

Hitachi, Japan

Flame photometer


Jenway, UK

pH meter

Orion Star A111

Thermo Scientific, USA

Colony counter


Stuart, UK

Viscometer (Quantity 2)


Brookfield, USA

Conductivity meter


J. P. Selecta, Spain



Buchi, Switzerland

Digital rough balance (30 kg)

Series No. 220


Dissolution tester


Logan Instruments Corporation, USA

Tablet disintegration tester


Logan Instruments Corporation, USA


(Assembling with Dissolution tester)


Shimadzu, Japan

Total Organic Carbon Analyzer (TOC)


Shimadzu, Japan

Ion Exchange Analyzer


Metrohm, Switzerland



Lab In charge: Dr. Md. Zakir Sultan, Principal Scientist

Lab Attendant (Senior Grade): Konik Kumar Sarkar 

Sl. Article Type Year Link
1 Adeeba Anjum, Md. Zakir Sultan, Mohammad Abdullah Al Mansur, Choudhuri M. Hasan and Mohammad A. Rashid. Assessment of antioxidant, antimicrobial, cytotoxicity and thrombolytic potential of Erythrina fusca Lour grown in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 25(1):1-8, 2022. Journal 2022 Link
2 Fahima Aktar, Md. Jamal Hossain, Md. Zakir Sultan and Mohammad A. Rashid. Iron (II) and Zinc (II) complexes of gemifloxacin mesylate: synthesis, characterization, serum binding profiling, and evaluation of antimicrobial activity. Journal of Bangladesh Academy of Sciences. 46(2); 203-211: December 2022. Journal 2022 Link
3 Dey S., Md. Zakir Sultan and Salam MA. Synthesis, characterization of ceftibuten-copper (ii) complex and prediction of its biological activity. Asian Journal of Chemistry 33(1): 190-194 (2021). Journal 2021 Link
4 Hossain MJ, Kuddus MR, Rashid MA and Md. Zakir Sultan. Understanding and dealing the SARS-CoV-2 infection: An updated concise review. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 24(1): 61-75; 2021 Journal 2021 Link
5 Aktar F, Md. Zakir Sultan and Rashid MA. Chromium (III) complexes of metformin, dapagliflozin, vildagliptin and glimepiride potentiate antidiabetic activity in animal model. International Journal of Current Research and Review 13(05): 64-69; 2021. Journal 2021 Link
6 Hossain I, Soliman MM, El-Naggar ME, Md. Zakir Sultan, Kechi A, Abdel Salam NR,Abu-Saied MA, Chowdhury M. Synthesis and characterization of graphene oxide–ammonium ferricsulfate composite for the removal of dyes from tannery wastewater, Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 12:1715-1727; 2021. Journal 2021 Link
7 Hossain MJ, Md. Zakir Sultan, Rashid MA, Kuddus MR. Interactions of linagliptin, rabeprazole sodium, and their formed complex with bovine serum albumin: computational docking and fluorescence spectroscopic methods. Analytical Science Advances, 2:480–494; 2021. Journal 2021 Link
8 Anjum A, Sultan MZ, Ferdosh S, Islam MK, Rashid MA, Nahar L, Sarker SD. Flavonoid, pterocarpans and steroid from Erythrina fusca Lour. growing in Bangladesh: isolation, and antimicrobial and free-radical scavenging activity. Journal of Medicinal Plants 2021; 20(79): 37-46. Journal 2021 Link
9 Shuchismita Dey, Md. Zakir Sultan and Md. Abdus Salam. Nickel(II)-complex of ceftibuten dihydrate: synthesis, characterization and thermal study. The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2021; 20(2): 219-225. Journal 2021 Link
10 Adeeba Anjum, Md. Ruhul Kuddus, Md. Zakir Sultan, Abdullah Al Mansur, Choudhury M. Hasan and Mohammad A. Rashid. Phytochemical and biological investigation of Bridelia tomentosa Blume growing in Bangladesh. The Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 2021; 20(2): 213-218. Journal 2021 Link
11 M.J. Hossain, Md. Zakir Sultan, M.A. Rashidand M.R. Kuddus. In vitro interactions of secnidazole and its iron (ii), copper (ii) complexes with bovine serum albumin by fluorescencequenching method. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 23(1): 1-9, 2020. Journal 2020
12 Hossain M.I., Deb A.K., Md. Zakir Sultan, Shaikh A.A., Chowdhury M., Sarker M.R. Synthesis and application of graphene oxide (GO) for removal of cationic dyes from tannery effluents. Textile & Leather Review 3(3):146-157, 2020. Journal 2020 Link
13 Hossain MJ, Md. Zakir Sultan, Rashid MA, Kuddus MR. Does rabeprazole sodium alleviate the anti-diabetic activity oflinagliptin? Drug-drug interaction analysis by in vitro and in vivo methods. Drug Research 70(11): 519-527, 2020. Journal 2020 Link
14 Hossain MJ, Rashid MA, Md. Zakir Sultan. Transition metal chelation augments the half-life of secnidazole: molecular docking and fluorescence spectroscopic approaches. Drug Research 70(12): 583-592, 2020. Journal 2020 Link
15 Aktar F, Md. Zakir Sultan and Rashid MA. Study of the effects of complexation of lead with metformin, glimepiride, vildagliptin and dapagliflozin in mice model. Microbial Bioactives 3(1): E125-E133 (2020). Journal 2020 Link
16 Z. Sultana, R. Sultana, M. Rokonujjaman, H.A. Simol, Md. Zakir Sultan and M.A. Salam. Impact of gypsum and potash fertilizers on heavy metals and nutrients levels in some selected leafy vegetables and assessment of potential health risk. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 22(1): 56-67, 2019. Journal 2019
17 R. Sultana and Md. Zakir Sultan. Complexation of andrographolide, mirabegron and suvorexant and bioactivity study of the complexes. Microbial Bioactives, 2019, 2, 76-81. Journal 2019
18 R. Begum, Md. Zakir Sultan, J.A. Chowdhuryand M.S. Amran. In vitro pharmaceutical equivalence study of three brandsof atenolol tablets available in Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 18(1): 43-48, 2019 (June). DOI: Journal 2019
19 A. Rahman, M.R. Haque, Md. Zakir Sultan,M.M. Rahman and Mohammad A. Rashid. Enantiomeric determination of carvedilol by a newlydeveloped and validated chiral HPLC method. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 18(1): 61-68, 2019 (June)DOI: Journal 2019
20 F. Tahia, Md. Zakir Sultan, M.K. Islam and M. A. Rashid. Thermochemical properties and bioactivity of the metallic complexes of levofloxacin. Asian Journal of Organic & Medicinal Chemistry 4(2): 89-93, 2019. Journal 2019
21 F. Aktar, Md. Zakir Sultan and M.A. Rashid. In vitro complexation of olmesartanmedoxomil withdapagliflozin, vildagliptin and metformin. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 18(2): 271-280, 2019. Journal 2019
22 F. Yasmin, R. Sultana and Md. Zakir Sultan. Assessment of heavy metals and thermal properties of soil-rice-husk system collected from three districts of Bangladesh. Dhaka University Journal of Biological Sciences 27(2): 163-173, 2018. Journal 2018
23 R. Sultana and Md. Zakir Sultan. In vitro effect of Withania somnifera, Mucuna pruriens and Pausinystalia johimbe on hepatic cytochrome P450 in rat. Bangladesh Pharmaceutical Journal 21(2): 118-122, 2018. Journal 2018