Putting Science to Work

Our Dedicated Centers

Syngene's unique business model allows it to offer its services tailor made to its client's requirements. Starting with a single service (component play), our client engagement gradually expands to a set of services (cluster play) and eventually into an integrated play where we engage across multiple platforms, including setting up dedicated centres.

The dedicated centres involves long term strategic collaborations, usually five years or longer, and as part of these longterm collaborations, we set up a dedicated, customised and ring-fenced infrastructure in line with our client’s requirements. These dedicated centres are generally multi-disciplinary, FTE-based engagements which support the R&D requirements of our clients.

Biocon Bristol-Myers Squibb Research & Development Center (BBRC)

Syngene has been closely associated with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) since 1998. In 2007, Syngene set up BBRC, a dedicated research facility for BMS to develop integrated capabilities in medicinal and process chemistry, biology, biotechnology, biomarkers, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, analytical research, and pharmaceutical development. Since its inception, BBRC has produced six drug candidates for further studies and has also helped BMS reduce the time and costs associated with advancing new compounds to first-in-human studies. One drug candidate currently in clinical trials was discovered at BBRC and early nonclinical development work done at BBRC has enabled most of BMS’s small molecule assets to advance to later stages of development over the last five years. This facility is the largest research and development centre outside the United States for BMS, housing more than 475 scientists.

Baxter Global Research Center (BGRC)

Syngene and Baxter International Inc., a leading global pharmaceutical company, have collaborated to establish the Baxter Global Research Center (BGRC) at Syngene's Bangalore premise. This dedicated Centre, supports Baxter in the Research and Development of medical products and devices to serve patients both in India and around the world. A team of over 142 multidisciplinary Syngene scientists work closely with Baxter scientists in a wide range of R&D activities centered on product and analytical development and pre-clinical evaluation in parenteral nutrition and renal therapy. The scale and scope of activities signal the strategic nature of the collaboration and also reflect Syngene’s capabilities to offer broad based complementary integrated development services.

Syngene Amgen Research and Development Center (SARC)

Syngene Amgen Research and Development Center (SARC) is a dedicated multi-disciplinary drug discovery and development center set up for Amgen Inc. in Bengaluru. SARC has been customized to Amgen’s requirements and complies with highest regulatory standards. It is configured to minimize solvent and effluent waste with a strong emphasis on laboratory safety and “green” chemistry. Initially setup with a lab space of 25,000 sq. ft and a team of around 100 scientists, it was subsequently expanded to 50,000 sq. ft. lab space and a team of around 185 scientists. This scientific team works closely with Amgen’s global R&D team on various biotechnology and small molecule projects spanning capabilities in medicinal and process chemistry, biologics, bioprocess, drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, bioanalytical research and pharmaceutical development.

Herbalife Nutrition R&D Center (HNRD)

Herbalife Nutrition R&D Center is a dedicated R&D centre exclusively set up for Herbalife. This is Syngene’s 4th dedicated centre and Herbalife’s first nutrition research and development centre in India. A group of scientists from Syngene will work in close association with Herbalife technical teams on various research and development projects including product development, sensory evaluation and testing, scientific content writing pertaining to nutritional products and supplements, project management, formulation development, analytical service, stability study and other related services to deliver world-class nutrition products for Herbalife India. The facility houses a separate Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) formulation lab to support product testing, sampling and end-product development.

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