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Lupin signs research pact with CSIR-NCL, Dept of Science &Tech

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Pharma has signed an agreement with (CSIR-NCL, Pune) and Department of Science and Technology, (DST, Delhi) for conducting research on a continuous purification process development of a therapeutic (mAb).

Through this research collaboration, CSIR-NCL and would together work towards the development of a novel continuous purification process for manufacturing therapeutics.

Biopharmaceuticals, biologics and monoclonal are the next wave of discovery and innovation in new

This early research collaboration between industry and CSIR institute is expected to yield rich dividends for the country, a company statement said here.

With an increasing demand for therapeutics and an ever-increasing pressure for manufacturing cost reduction with quality maintenance, the industry is showing keen interest in the development of


All unit operations in existing manufacturing processes are currently performed in a batch mode with an overall process recovery limited to 40-50 per cent. Existing purification platforms for therapeutics involve an integration of two to three offline controlled chromatography processes which severely limits the throughput and yield of the

Additionally, in comparison to the innovators drug manufacturing processes, biosimilar manufacturers also have the compulsion to match the purity profile to innovator drug molecule thereby limiting the performance of the conventional batch manufacturing processes.

"Biotech is one of Lupin's key growth drivers and we are committed to advancing our biotech R&D capabilities through strategic partnerships. Our collaboration with a premier institution like CSIR is an exemplary industry-academia collaboration that can further the development and commercialisation of biologics and biosimilars for a better and more affordable to customers across the globe," said.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 17:30 IST
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