27th September 2017
In order to improve commercialization of PCSIR’s laboratory equipments, STEDEC invited stakeholders located at Abqari Market, Lahore for a focus group meeting.
Entrepreneurs and dealers involved in marketing and sales of laboratory equipment for scientific, educational and industrial sectors led by General Secretary Abqari Market Association, Mr. Khalid Mehmood Rana visited STEDEC office on 27th September, 2017. Other notable members of the delegation included Mr. Saleem Uddin, and Mr. Zeeshan Mubarak.
MD STEDEC, Syed Raza Abbas Shah welcomed the participants and briefed them regarding STEDEC’s mandate and efforts to act as an interface between industry and Ministry of Science and Technology R&D organizations. Delegates appreciated the opportunity provided to them by STEDEC, highlighted issues impeding commercialization of locally produced products, and deliberated on efforts required to enhance sale of locally produced laboratory equipment. Mr. Khalid Mehmood appreciated the opportunity offered to them. He briefed about the issues laboratory market and its vendors are facing as a whole. He later informed how CDLE laboratory equipment is positioned and sales can be enhanced in the local market. He urged STEDEC to arrange an increased span of efforts on higher level so that it could benefit the whole sector.