IICT to deliver analytical services for bulk drug, pharma and chemical industries at their door steps

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The Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) based at Hyderabad has come up with a unique idea of delivering its analytical services to the bulk drug, pharma and chemical industries directly at their door steps.

According to Dr. S. Chandrasekhar, director of IICT, recently the IICT authorities have set up an exclusive sample collection centre for analysis of bulk drugs, chemicals and other materials at the Bulk Drug Manufacturers Association (BDMA) office at Sanathnagar in Hyderabad.

“The main objective of setting up this centre is to enable easy collection of samples of bulk drugs and various other chemicals from the related industries on a day to day basis and the same will be sent to IICT main research centre at Tarnaka. After analysing the collected samples, the IICT scientists will prepare a detailed report of the analysed samples and send the same to the concerned industries through online,” explained the IICT Director.

At present, the IICT has confined itself to deliver services to the industries located only in and around Sanathnagar areas. However in the future, the IICT authorities are also planning to extend the facility to other industrial areas as well.

The sample collection centre at present will help chemical industries, especially Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) who cannot afford to have the full-fledged analytical facility.

Particularly in Hyderabad there are hundreds of MSMEs who are involved in the manufacture of bulk drugs and various other chemical entities required for the pharma and other allied industries. However as they are small and cannot afford to invest on sophisticated equipment for analysing the products they produce, they depend on IICT for the analytical report.

An important advantage for the MSMEs to get their analytical reports from IICT is that, being a central government institution, the users can obtain certified reports.

The BDMA members welcomed the launch of an exclusive sample collection centre by IICT. The Executive Committee members who were also present during the launch of the centre thanked the IICT authorities for taking the initiative of door delivering the analytical reports directly to the industries.

“Earlier it used to be a tedious task of taking the samples from the industry to IICT all the way travelling more than 30 kilometres from the industrial cluster to the IICT laboratory. With IICT setting up its sample collection centre here at BDMA, it will facilitate the MSMEs to get their reports early directly to their door steps,” informed V. Krishna Reddy, president of BDMA.

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