Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory (MDTR)

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Molecular Diagnostics and Therapeutics Research Laboratory (MDTR), located at the Theodor Bilharz Research Institute in Giza, Egypt, is a premier facility dedicated to advancing the field of molecular diagnostics and therapeutic research. As part of one of the largest research institutes in Africa and the Arabic region, MDTR leverages cutting-edge technology and top-tier expertise to deliver comprehensive diagnostic services and support innovative research.

Our mission at MDTR is to revolutionize healthcare by making state-of-the-art molecular diagnostic tests accessible and affordable for all patients. We strive to support the scientific community with high-quality research services and foster the development of skilled professionals through advanced training programs. By integrating the latest technology and methodologies, we aim to enhance disease diagnosis, facilitate groundbreaking research, and contribute to the overall improvement of public health in Egypt and beyond.

Our vision is to be a global leader in molecular diagnostics and therapeutic research, recognized for our excellence in service delivery, innovation, and education. We aspire to set new standards in the healthcare industry by continuously improving our diagnostic capabilities, expanding our research horizons, and cultivating a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. Through our efforts, we envision a future where molecular diagnostics play a pivotal role in early disease detection, personalized treatment, and improved patient outcomes worldwide.

Molecular Diagnostic Tests:
• Comprehensive testing for genetic disorders, infectious diseases, and cancers.
• Utilization of advanced techniques such as PCR, qPCR and more.
• Rapid and accurate test results to aid in timely and effective patient care.

Research Support:
• Collaborative research projects with academic and clinical institutions.
• Provision of state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment for cutting-edge research.
• Data analysis and interpretation services to enhance research outcomes.

Training Programs:
• Hands-on training in molecular diagnostic techniques for healthcare professionals and researchers.
• Workshops and seminars led by experts in the field of molecular diagnostics.
• Certification programs to ensure proficiency and competency in advanced laboratory practices.

Founder & Head:
Prof. Mohamed Abbas Shemis
Acting Director & Head of Board of Directors
Head of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Medicinal Chemistry Division


We offer comprehensive training programs designed to equip researchers with the skills needed to excel in molecular diagnostics and therapeutics research.
Workshops and Seminars:
Regular workshops and seminars can provide ongoing education and professional development opportunities such as the following:
1. Introduction to Conventional PCR
2. Introduction to Digital PCR
3. Intermediate Real-Time PCR Techniques
4. Molecular Diagnosis of Cancer (RFLP & Microsatellites)
Mentorship Opportunities:
Our mentorship program pairs early career researchers with experienced mentors to support their professional growth

At MDTR, we offer comprehensive lab services that include expert nucleic acid extraction and PCR Services.

Researchers can leverage our advanced facilities and technical expertise to obtain high-quality DNA and RNA samples, as well as a precise PCR amplification for their research projects.

Nucleic Acid Extraction: Our experienced laboratory team specializes in efficient and accurate nucleic acid extraction techniques such as column-based purification, magnetic bead-based extraction or organic extraction methods with the ability to handle diverse sample types, including blood, tissue, cells, and various biological fluids

Primer Design: Our experienced scientists utilize state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools and industry best practices to design primers with high specificity and efficiency. Whether you require primers for PCR, qPCR or other applications, we ensure that they are optimized for your specific target genes or regions of interest.

PCR Amplification: We employ cutting-edge PCR technologies to amplify specific DNA sequences of interest. Our skilled scientists meticulously design and optimize PCR assays to ensure sensitive and specific amplification, delivering robust results for diverse research applications.

Bench Reservation: We are pleased to offer bench reservation services at our Molecular Diagnostics laboratories, providing researchers with a dedicated workspace to conduct their experiments. Our laboratories are equipped with state-of-art facilities and cutting-edge equipment to support a wide range of research projects.

To reserve a bench, we have designed a flexible pricing structure to accommodate researchers at different stages of their academic and professional journeys.

All these services are presented with the consideration of two main points:

Quality Control

As part of our commitment to excellence, we maintain strict quality control measures throughout the nucleic acid extraction and PCR processes. Our laboratory follows rigorous protocols to ensure the integrity, purity and reliability to the extracted nucleic acids and PCR products.

Confidentiality and Data Security

We prioritize the confidentiality and security of your research data. MDTR adheres to stringent data protection protocols, ensuring that your project-specific information remains confidential and protected.

You can trust us to handle your samples and data with the utmost care and professionalism.

01115118981 – 01004521202

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