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Hyderabad showcases newest laboratory technologies

23 September 2019 | News

This year analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo geared up for an even bigger edition.

Hyderabad from 19th to 21st September 2019, featured analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo to bring the best of the lab technology and analytical instrumentation to the pharmaceutical, food processing, research and development industry in India, under one roof.

This year analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo geared up for an even bigger edition. A series of roadshows held across the country as a precursor to the shows had already brought significant attention to the trade fairs. Supporting program Buyer-Seller Forum gave buyers an opportunity to conduct one-on-one meetings with numerous sellers at the trade fair. More than 1390 meetings were conducted at the Buyer-Seller forum with notable brands such as Aurobindo Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hetero Drugs, Mylan Laboratories, CSIR and Sipra Labs being part of the forum

analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo also brought in buyers from different cities across the country to reach out to a larger buyer group from various parts of India. With 300 domestic and international exhibitors showcasing their brands at the show and over 10,500 visitors in attendance, the 14th edition achieved new benchmarks.

Girija S. Brahma, Marketing Manager, MERCK Life Science Private Limited about the participation in analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo said, “The trade fairs continue to be a great platform where we get opportunities to interact with the industry stakeholders, it definitely helps in building a strong presence within the analytical industry.”

Many companies were showcasing their newest range of products at the expo demonstrating their best capabilities into the Biosupplier market. "We have brought our new Nexera” UHPLC (Ultra High-Performance Liquid Chromatography) series capable of offering artificial intelligence along with analytical intelligence. The series offers ease in work and operations of a laboratory helping in higher productivity. This was launched in March 2019", shared Dheeraj Handique, Deputy Manager, CSC, Shimadzu Analytical India.

A competitor in row, Agilent Technologies had put on display its web-based core facility management service technology iLab, that will soon be launched in India for core laboratory management. In 2016, Agilent had acquired the assets of iLab Solutions, a leader in cloud-based laboratory management software. "Using iLab’s offerings, customers can easily and accurately book time in shared facilities to bill and invoice for projects, to manage studies, to generate reports and business intelligence, and to schedule instrument reservations across multiple projects", mentioned Shabir Ahmed, Account Manager, Agilent Technologies (Turkey, South Asia, Middle East, Africa).

On the other hand, many suppliers had brought out advancements in the basic lab equipments such as pipettes, dispensers, incubators etc. Lucknow based supplier Microlit showcased a range of high precision liquid handling instruments. "MICROLIT ULTIMUS is our latest invention that is a Bottle Top Dispenser (BTD) working on Dual Inlet Technology. It offers a sophisticated blend of features and functionality, along with four modes of operation. We will also be launching a unique dispenser meant for special grade acids that are not compatible with glass", said Abhishek Awasthi, International Marketing Manager, Microlit.

Besides laboratory equipment and devices, the expo also focused on suppliers catering to hygeine and cleanliness. One such company Micronclean had brought its products all the way from the UK. A specialist supplier of workwear rental and laundered cleanroom garments to the UK market, Micronclean is soon establishing its unit in Bengaluru in order to serve its pharmaceutical clients in India. "The design has now been completed and we are in the process of tendering the construction packages. The build is due to be operational in Q3 2019. Phase one will be for two cleanrooms with a total capacity of 80,000 garments per week. Phase two will double this capacity. From this base we will be able to offer a daily delivery service to the pharmaceutical hubs of Bangalore, Goa, Hyderabad, Pune and Vishakhapatnum", said Mike Webb, Marketing Manager, Micronclean.

Gautam Rajan, President, Indian Analytical Instruments Association on analytica Anacon India, summarised about the event, “The Hyderabad 2019 edition of analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo proved to be a highly successful show for the pharmaceutical and life science industry. The trade fair highlighted new and emerging technologies and provided a favorable opportunity to generate leads. It was an ideal platform to connect with the key players of the industry and learn about new technological advancements in the industry.”

Along with analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo, Pharma Pro&Pack also delivered a packed performance for pharma machinery technologies and solutions. It brought out the best of the industry under one roof, giving industry professionals an ideal platform to showcase their latest innovations and empower their brands in the process. 

Mahendra Mehta, President of Indian Pharma Machinery Manufacturers Association (IPMMA) on Pharma Pro&Pack Expo: “The 2019 edition of Pharma Pro&Pack Expo was a lucrative platform and opportunity for our association members. It facilitated an ideal stage for networking and forming profitable business alliances. The trade fair was an insightful preview of the emerging technologies in packaging and production.”

Alongside the display of the latest technologies, the trade fairs also conducted a conference focused on the theme - AI, Analytics and Automation: New realities of pharma research and development. Part of this conference were industry leaders like Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Koduri – Associate Director of USP, Dr. Arani Chatterjee – Sr. VP Clinical Research of Aurobindo Pharma and Dr. Ramakrishna Bangaru - Sr. VP of Mylan Laboratories.

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