Anthem Biosciences, which is ranked among the top 5 leading Contract Research Organisations (CROs) in India, is emerging as a global leader in the domain of Integrated Pharmaceuticals business. Anthem, which calls itself a Contract Research and Innovation Service Provider (CRISP), offers a whole gamut of services dedicated to enabling and sustaining global research efforts in the discovery of new compounds. The company leverages on its core competencies in organic synthesis, process development, analytical chemistry, discovery biology and regulatory compliance.
Mr Ravindra KC, Chief Operating Officer, Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore, India, and Mr Prasad B R, Head, Quality Control and Analytical, Research and Development, Anthem Biosciences, Bangalore, India, were given a demonstration of Shimadzu’s state-of-the-art innovative, intuitive and intelligent New Industry Standard HPLCs during their visit to Shimadzu (Asia Pacific) in Singapore. They were interviewed following the completion of their visit.
Mr Prasad Shandilya, Head of Operations, Anthem Biosciences, India
What importance do analytical instruments play in your industry?
What do you have to say about your association with Shimadzu?
You just received the demonstration of our new i-Series product, the Prominence-i. What do you have to say about this product?
Which are your other favourite Shimadzu products?
Analyser, and we are also looking at other instruments for the future.
How do you rate the performance of Shimadzu products when compared to that of other manufacturers?
We have had a few cases where we had discrepancy in the results we obtained from our instruments and other brands from our clients side. We have proved to our clients that the instrumentation and brand (Shimadzu) that we use, is not substandard or inferior to the brands that they use. We have used Shimadzu instruments to show them that the data which we generate is equal or sometimes better than what they generate in their labs.
Furthermore, I would like to specially mention that Shimadzu instruments are extremely rugged machines as compared to its competitors. I strongly feel that Shimadzu is an extremely innovative company and the products that it develops are futuristic. We have always had an excellent experience with Shimadzu products.
Thank you so much for your comments.
Comments About the Interview
The new i-Series improves productivity and promotes an advanced laboratory environment with operation capabilities from the built in touch panel and a smart device, thereby enabling a PC-free laboratory. In addition to improved performance and higher reliability, the i-Series offers an intuitive operating environment that allows anyone to analyse samples easily. Furthermore, full automation, from startup to shutdown after analysis, and a direct access function that allows multiple operators to set samples at any time, provide for a more efficient workflow. Lastly, analysis methods created with existing HPLC systems, including non-Shimadzu systems, can be easily migrated to the i-Series.