Sigma-Aldrich’s closely inter-related
units have earned a reputation for quality and performance
|Revenue 123 Crore
|CEO: Mr Raja Ram
|Business: Manufacturer and
supplier of chemicals, biochemicals and equipment
|Start-up Year: 1991
|Address: Plot #12,
Bommasandra Jigani Link Road,
Bangalore - 560 100
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation’s chemical products
and kits are used in scientific research, including genomic and
proteomic research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development and as
key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostic and other high technology
manufacturing. It has customers in life science companies, university
and government institutions, hospitals and in the industry.
In the life science area, it provides a range of products for
molecular biology, protein expression and proteomics, cell biology,
functional genomics and transgenics. Sigma-Aldrich witnessed a 23
percent growth in India in life sciences space. According to
BioSpectrum the life sciences revenue of Sigma-Aldrich is estimated at
123 crore in 2010-11 against previous
year’s estimated life sciences
Sigma Life Science, a Sigma-Aldrich brand, had the global release
of a pioneering range of engineered mammalian cell lines in September
This new product range combines Sigma’s proprietary CompoZr zinc finger
nuclease (ZFN) technology with its extensive experience in gene
silencing, to offer innovative tools for drug discovery, compound
screening and fundamental research applications.
During early 2011, Sigma added new modified cancer cells to it’s range
of high-quality cell lines. These human knockout and knock-in oncology
cell lines, created using Sigma’s proprietary ZFN technology, offer
researchers cellular models of cancer that are expected to enhance
development of drugs for personalized medicine.
The company has four business units Essentials, Specialties Research
and Biotech Research and the Fine Chemicals Unit, SAFC.
Globally, the company operates in 40 countries, manufacturing 48,000 of
the 130,000 chemical products it offers. The company also offers 40,000
equipment products and sells it in over 160 countries, servicing over
92,000 accounts, which represents over one million individual customers.