Office of Research, Innovation & Commercialization (ORIC)

Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization of FMU Faisalabad is under the process of inception and operationalization under the visionary leaderships of worthy Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zafar Ali Chadhary and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Majrooh has been entrusted the responsibility of founder Director of the ORIC in FMUF. ORIC of FMUF will follow the policy guidelines of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the its objectives are to grow our research and economic development efforts and output as to improve our healthcare services competitiveness using FMU innovations and becoming the driving force behind healthcare research and economic development for Pakistan.
The ORIC in FMUF is being established to link research and commercialization from the FMUF with emerging and existing healthcare stakeholders across Pakistan and around the world. As an umbrella work closely with the researchers, chancellors and on campus Incubators & S&T Park, the office also serves as a channel to local, regional and federal partners to ensure research results. Fully functional ORIC in FMU will consists of three important wings
a) Research Development and Operation
b) Innovation
c) Research Commercialization/entrepreneurship


It is intended that ORIC in FMU would work on commercialization of research and helping startups to incubate, grow, create new jobs, products, services, markets, carry out innovation and bring in funding. The functions are:
• Secure funds for contractual research in the field of medicine and healthcare
• Generate revenues from Healthcare Research Commercialization.
• Secure Investments for Incubates.
• Create Jobs and Internships for the trainee and Medical Faculty.


Transforming Faisalabad Medical University to drive high impact innovation, applied research and entrepreneurship in the field of healthcare.


The office's vision is to enable and lead Pakistan's transformation to a knowledge-based economy dependent upon innovation and entrepreneurship.

  Services Offered

• Generating financial resources for research.
• Provide information to faculty about various available research grants.
• Link faculty with relevant healthcare stakeholders e.g. international health agencies and government.
• Interface between faculty and the health related commercial sector and health sponsors.
• Work with patent counsel to assess patentability/licensing.
• Negotiate terms of with for research Joint ventures and MOUs with the health sponsoring institutions.
• Assist with negotiating problematic sponsored research agreements.

Director ORIC Profile

Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Majrooh has a lot of contribution in Healthcare Research and honored the Research Award by the National Academy of Medical Sciences Pakistan. He has Published three books and over 40 research papers in International and National Impact Factor Journals such as, Biomed Central, (BMC Public Health, BMC International Health and Human Rights, Health Research Policy and System), Public Library of Science USA (PLOS, One), Journal of Pakistan, Medical Association, International Journal of Pharmacy Research & Review, International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, Indo American Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (IAJPR) etc. His research “Sensitivity of Clinical Scoring System for Diagnosis of Tuberculosis in Children” won best research paper award of National Academy of Medical Sciences Pakistan in 1999. His online research profile on Google and Research Gate is indicating more than 250 citations and over ten thousand reads and has impact factor above 20. He has worked with International Health Agencies and won small and large research grants from the international institutions like WHO, UNICEF, USAID, Research and Advocacy Fund UK. CDC Atlanta and John Snow Inc. USA for various Public Health Projects as Principal Investigator, Co-Principal Investigator, Senior Research Consultant and Epidemiologist. The major projects under his consultancy were “Prevalence of Iodine Deficiency Disorders in Punjab”, Prevalence of arsenicosis and estimation of arsenic in drinking water and its association in arsenic in nails in Southern Punjab Pakistan. He supervised the evaluation of National EPI Program under RED/REC strategy as research consultant in 2020.

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Majrooh
Director ORIC,
Faisalabad Medical University, Faisalabad.

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