• 7 July 2010
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B I Biotech India

Head: Vinaya K Dubey  (CEO)
Life Sciences Revenue:

Rs 14.04 crore

Business: Distributor of research reagents and instruments
Start-up Year: 1984
Address: 325, 3 Floor, Ansal Chambers, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
Tel: +91-11-2610271
Fax: +91-11-2610273
Website: www.biotechindia.com

Maintains consistency in growth
BI Biotech India has established itself as a major distributor of research reagents, consumables and equipments for proteomics, genomics, cell biology, immunology, health care and drug development. Its mission  is  to  deliver  superior  research  management  solutions  through  an excellent customer service and prompt technical support. With substantial increase in revenue every year, the company has maintained its growth consistently. In FY 2009-10, the company grossed the revenue of Rs 14.04 crore over the revenue of Rs 11.60 crore in the last fiscal.
The company represents some of the US-based companies like Anaspec, Bellco Glass, GlobalStem, R & D Systems, RayBiotech, Santa Cruz, SABiosciences Corporation, and USA Scientific. Besides these, it also distributes products from; Abnova Corporation, Taiwan; Bachem AG, Switzerland; Cedarlane Laboratories, Canada; Major Science, Taiwan; and IKA, Germany. With a comprehensive range of products under its product portfolio, BI Biotech is fully-equipped to meet scientists/ researchers growing demand.

Trident Equipments

Head: V Kamraj (MD)
Life Sciences Revenue:

Rs 13.50 crore

Business: Supplier of scientific instruments
Start-up Year: 1998
Address: 409/410 Kailas Industrial Complex, Park Site, Vikhroli(W), Mumbai-400079, Maharashtra
Tel: +91-22-25181706
Fax: +91-22-25185463
Website: www.tridentequipments.com
Impressive clients list
Trident Equipments is engaged in the distribution of analytical, process and life sciences instrumentation. It represents companies in the field of electrochemistry, spectroscopy, color analysis, drug discovery, process analysis, biotechnology and microbiology. Trident’s clients list include big names such as UNICEF, NTPC, BARC, Reliance Energy, Ranbaxy, Dr Reddy’s Labs, AstraZeneca, Novartis, USV, NCL, IIT, ICAR and CSIR Labs, Ciba, Colorchem, Bayer, Colgate Palmolive, HLL, Emerson, and Yokogawa.

In drug discovery, Trident’s product line include automated liquid handling platforms, pKa, LoGP and solubility determination, permeability measurement systems, and high throughput UV spectroscopy for DNA/RNA measurements. For biotech labs/industry, the products offered by Trident include CO2 incubator, deep freezers, shakers, water baths, fermenters, and roller bottle systems. For  microbiology labs/industry, the company offers air samplers and rapid identification systems. Lastly, in electrochemistry, it offers pH meters, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and ion meters.

Lonza India

Head: Dr Harry Rathore (CEO)
Life Sciences Revenue:

Rs 12.20 crore

Business: Production and suppliers of APIs both chemically as well as biotechnologically
Start-up Year: 2007
Address: LBS Marg, Bhandup (West), Corpora, Mumbai-400078, Maharashtra
Tel: +91-22-43424000, 67257464
Fax: +91-22-43424050
Website: www.www.lonza.com
Targets nutrition ingredients
Mumbai-based Lonza India clocked an annual sales of Rs 12.20 crore in fiscal 2009-10. The company currently  focuses on sales of the intermediates for the production of APIs used in the ARVs (anti-retrovirals) formulations for access-to-medicines markets under PEPFAR.

Indian companies such as Aurobindo, Hetero, and Astrix are customers of Lonza’s ARV intermediates. Lonza India has  services and products offerings in the areas of cell discovery and molecular biology followed by sales and business development of disinfectant formulations for hospitals and pharma clean rooms under the Lonzaguard brand. Lonza is building the external-manufacturing-network of Indian companies to outsource production of small molecules to complement internal capacities of Lonza’s  API plants worldwide.

Nutrition ingredients is the other major area where the company will be working upon and is currently exploring marketing opportunities in India. Lonza, which is   headquartered in Basel, Switzerland is a major player offering products and services spanning its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture.

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