Daicel Corporation announces collaboration between its subsidiary Daicel Chiral Technologies India and Laurus Labs
HYDERABAD, India (December 16, 2014) — Daicel Corporation, the global leader in chiral chromatography, today announced the results of a successful technical collaboration between its Indian subsidiary Daicel Chiral Technologies India (DCTI) and Laurus Labs, a leading API manufacturer in India. DCTI has successfully developed a cost effective commercial scale SMB separation process for a chiral generic drug. The separation process utilizes single solvent elution on a Daicel Chiral Stationary Phase.
“We are happy to collaborate with DCTI, which is located in close proximity of our R & D facility. DCTI has developed an outstanding continuous chromatography process for our API and thus we quickly realized our dream of implementing commercial scale SMB separation technology for our product. Thanks to Daicel innovations in chiral chromatography,” said Dr. Satyanarayana Chava, CEO of Laurus Labs.
“It is rewarding to see that Laurus has a passion to implement SMB technology for commercial production of generic APIs. We are glad to be partnering with Laurus to prove that SMB is also a viable option for generic API production,” said Mr. Dieter Heckmann, Executive Officer, Daicel Corporation, Japan.
“This example suggests that SMB option should be explored to assess the cost benefit analysis over traditional processes,” said Mr. Lakshmi Narayana, Vice President of DCTI. “Our collaboration will continue to generate SMB POC studies for various intermediates and APIs in Laurus’ portfolio.”
About Daicel Chiral Technologies
Daicel Chiral Technologies, the global leader in enantioselective chromatography, serves pharmaceutical and other life science industries and offers the largest portfolio of chiral stationary phases (CSPs) and analytical and preparative chiral columns for the separation of racemic mixtures into single enantiomers. The company also provides analytical method development and custom separation services. The North and Latin American markets are served through Chiral Technologies, Inc. (West Chester, Pa.), the European market through Chiral Technologies Europe SAS (Illkirch, France), and the Asian market through Daicel Chiral Technologies India and Daicel Chiral Technologies China, all wholly owned subsidiaries of Daicel Corporation. Learn more at www.chiraltech.com and www.daicelchiraltech.cn.
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