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Biocon opens new research facility

Biocon opens new research facility
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 03 15 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 03 15 PM IST
New Delhi: Biotechnology firm Biocon on Monday announced the opening up of its new research and development facility, in collaboration with US-based Bristol Myers Squibb, at Biocon Park in Bangalore.
Syngene International, a subsidiary of Biocon and Bristol, has entered into an agreement to develop integrated drug discovery and development capabilities at Syngene, Biocon said in a statement.
The facility will house 360 researchers by the end of the year and could accommodate as many as 450 employees in the future.
Facility will be dedicated to the discovery and development of new drugs, from initial hit to lead optimisation to early pharmaceutical development to clinical nomination to phase I and phase II clinical studies, the company said.
“The opening up of this facility is an integral part of our company’s strategy to access top talent around the world and establish a research and development presence in Asia,” Bristol-Myers Squibb executive vice-president Elliot Sigal said.
Established in 1978, Biocon Ltd is one of the leading biotechnology firms in India.
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First Published: Mon, Mar 23 2009. 03 15 PM IST