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BASF opens pharma formulations lab in India

By Gareth MacDonald+

03-Aug-2017
Last updated on 03-Aug-2017 at 14:26 GMT2017-08-03T14:26:56Z

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BASF has set up a pharmaceutical technical laboratory in Navi Mumbai, India citing Asia’s fast growing generic drug manufacturing sector as its target customer base.

The German chemicals firm inaugurated the laboratory this month, explained that the site will provide formulation development, active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) solubilisation and taste masking services.

A spokeswoman for the firm told us the laboratory is operational.

Tina Low, Vice President of BASF’s Nutrition & Health in Asia Pacific, said: “We see rapidly rising demand and great opportunities for pharmaceutical solutions in Asia.

This technical lab in Mumbai will provide generic drug manufacturing customers with comprehensive solutions for superior product efficacy. It will also optimize the performance of raw materials in formulation” she added.

The lab is one of five such facilities BASF has set up, the others being at sites in Germany, North America, South America, and Shanghai, China.

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