GVK Bio sets up India's biggest isotope labelling unit

Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 07:20 hrs

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (AINS) GVK Biosciences, Asia's leading drug discovery research and development organisation, has set up the largest isotope labelling facility in India.

Isotope labelling is a technique used to track the passage of an isotope, or an atom with a variation, through a reaction.

The Hyderabad−based company has also received approvals from the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) to carry out 3H and 14C synthesis activities.

This Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) compliant facility has state−of−the−art equipment to meet the requirements of companies engaged in the fields of drug discovery and development, agro and veterinary chemicals, cosmetics, perfumery and specialty studies, said a company statement here Monday.

"Several of our customers requested us to extend our chemistry services to include isotope labelling services. We listened to our customers and set up this state−of−the art facility, the largest such facility in India," said Manni Kantipudi, CEO, GVK BIO.

GVK BIO's diverse portfolio of nearly 200 customers includes some of the world's largest pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agro, life−sciences companies and leading academic and research institutions.

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