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USP to set up new pharma continuous manufacturing facility in Hyderabad

The proposed budget for this new lab is $200K

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United States Pharmacopeia (USP) India is setting up a new continuous manufacturing (flow chemistry) facility in Hyderabad – an advanced concept that would enable the manufacturers to gain efficiencies and flexibility in manufacturing processes. The proposed budget for this new lab is $200K.

The announcement was made during Minister KT Rama Rao’s visit to the US in the presence of Stan Burhans, Chief Finance Officer, USP-US and Head of USP India Operations, and Dr KV Surendra Nath, Sr VP, Regions, Strategy and Operations, USP-US. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce Department and Shakthi M Nagappan, Director Lifesciences, Government of Telangana were also present during the meeting.

USP is an independent, scientific non-profit organisation that sets quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients, and the state government. In the last two years, USP India has invested $5 million in the development of infrastructure and capital equipment for scientific laboratory and IT.

As per the announcement, the new advanced laboratory with a team of 35 experienced scientists in Hyderabad would support the development of guidelines for new processes/technologies to address some of the challenges in implementing the continuous manufacturing processes. A 12,500 sq foot facility in IKP Knowledge Park is equipped with advanced synthetic and analytical capabilities.

Minister KT Rama Rao said, “I’m delighted to announce USP India’s expansion and a new continuous manufacturing facility in Hyderabad – an advanced concept that would enable the manufacturers to develop their products through continuous manufacturing. The continued expansion and a new investment of this natu