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Northeastern India’s first API/Bulk Drug Plant inaugurated in Guwahati


Guwahati: Chemex Global’s pharmaceutical API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients) manufacturing facility has been inaugurated in Guwahati on Thursday.

PVSLN Murty, CMD of NEDFi inaugurated the facility.

According to the company the plant is first of its kind in the entire north eastern region and one of the biggest in eastern India. This comprises of highly sophisticated and fully integrated R&D Lab and Bulk Production Facility. At full strength, the facility will employ more than 200 people.

Pratik Jain, the MD of Chemex Global, a unit of Jain Group Ventures (P) Ltd who have been a pioneer in pharmaceutical industry in the region for the past 30 years confirmed that the plant is equipped with the latest technologies with respect to production equipment, robust HVAC systems, sophisticated Analytical/ QC instruments, clean rooms and water purification system.

“We are research driven indigenous solution provider with a team of experienced professionals dedicated to ensuring the quality of our products”.

He added, “Our mission is to put Assam on the world pharma map . Currently the API units are largely concentrated in Gujarat and Hyderabad. With numerous formulation facilities in Sikkim, Guwahati and the southeast Asian region, Assam is poised to become the next big pharma hub”. He added, “I envision that with the opening of the trade routes in form of shipping, commercial airlines, roadways, Assam & northeast will naturally transition to be the gateway for trade with the Southeast Asia & beyond. This puts us in a very strategic position being the first mover in this region. Our initiative will boost the development of the organised industrial ecosystem in the region.”Assam is eyeing investment in the pharmaceutical sectors. The state has couple of big pharmaceutical companies operating.

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