Phytochemistry Research Division of BCSIR Chittagong, previously known as a Drugs and Toxins Research Division, is isolation and biological activity studies of secondary metabolites from medicinal plants. A second area is chemical profiling of essential oils from aromatic plants and evaluation of their flavor and cosmetic potentials. We also work on the chemistry of (i) biomass and biofuels,(ii) carnivorous plants and (iii) bamboos. Biological activity of extracts, fractions and isolates are tested by various assays



  • Identification, isolation, characterization of the bio-actives and optimization of the extraction methods
  • Standardized Phytoextracts that function as nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals or nutricosmetics have been skillfully commercialized to meet the ever increasing global needs


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