• 14 July 2006
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Aqua Purifier Millipore India has made its mark as a leader in water purification systems

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Millipore India has made its mark as a leader in water purification systems.

Millipore is a leading bioprocess and bioscience products and services company offering solutions that optimize development and manufacturing of biologics. Millipore also provides high performance products and application insights that improve laboratory productivity. In India Millipore also offers effective filtration solutions for various industrial filtration requirements through its MID Division. For over 50 years, Millipore has been the market leader in the purification and filtration business. Millipore has its world headquarters at Billerica, Massachusetts.

Millipore recently received antitrust clearance from the Federal Trade Commission to buy Serologicals Corp. (SERO) for $31.55 per share in cash. The agency granted early termination of the waiting period required under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act.

The strategic combination of Millipore and Serologicals will significantly strengthen Millipore's Bioscience Division by giving it leading positions in a broad range of high growth segments such as drug discovery products and services, antibodies, cell biology reagents, and stem cell research. Millipore expects to increase sales of Serologicals' products in international markets such as Europe, Asia and Japan, where Millipore has a significant presence. Millipore India was founded in 1987 and is a joint venture with Millipore Corporation. With revenues of Rs 690 million in 2004-2005 and 225 qualified scientists, engineers, pharmacists and other staff, the company has consolidated its position as a leading bioscience service provider.

To provide world-class services and support to its customers, the company has invested in cutting edge infrastructure at its corporate office and facilities at Bangalore. These include state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, high technology consulting lab offering validation and process development services, R&D center, software development center and training center. Millipore India has three business divisions. The Bioprocess division offers solutions that optimize development and manufacturing of biologics. The Bioscience division provides high performance products and application insights that improve laboratory productivity. The Millipore Industrial Division (MID) addresses the filtration requirements of the micro-electronics industry such as manufacturers of ICs, optical discs, optical fibres and color picture tubes, as also magnetic tapes, automobile components, inks, latex products, emulsions, lacquers and coatings. MID products are also used in oil-hydraulic applications and by the aeronautical and automotive industries. The division markets filters, purifiers and fluid delivery systems for Mykrolis Corporation (earlier the Millipore industrial division) and Entegris.

The Bioprocess division provides fast, efficient solutions and processes for higher purity and yields. Innovations include solutions for aseptic processing, viral clearance, normal/TFF filtration, chromatography systems, media, microbial testing and many more.

A world-class Access lab delivers high-tech, end-to-end consulting expertise in validation and process development. Millipore provides total pure water solutions from tap water to ultrapure water. Plus validation and service support. The company partners researchers in protein research, genomics and drug discovery and small volume filtration applications. Its solutions in PCR and sequencing cleanup, plasmid prep and blotting are very popular.

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