Government of Telangana, Cytiva sign MoU for Fast Trak lab in Genome Valley, Health News, ET HealthWorld

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New Delhi: The State of Telangana signed a memorandum of understanding with Cytiva (formerly GE Healthcare Life Sciences) to open a new Fast Trak lab in Genome Valley, Hyderabad.

The 10,000 square foot lab will accelerate and provide flexibility for Biopharma scale up, professional training, technology evaluation, consultancy services and infrastructure support for process development, said the company in a release.

“The government of Telangana has conceptualized Biopharma-Hub (B-Hub) as a Growth Phase Park to provide the necessary support to young companies graduating from incubation stage along with this biopharma scale-up manufacturing facility of about 200L to help companies produce clinical material (phase 1 & 2),” said Shakti Nagappan, Director of Life Sciences and Pharma, the State Government of Telangana.

“The scale-up facility will also provide training, which is a key requirement to facilitate the growth of biosimilars in the life sciences industry. We are happy to partner with Cytiva for this,” he added.

With this collaboration with the State of Telangana, Cytiva continues its partnerships with the key players in the India biotechnology ecosystem. Together, they will work to address global demand and enable and accelerate industry development.

“A Fast Trak lab brings us closer to our customers in one of the world’s key biotechnology hubs. This partnership enables us to share our global knowledge and expertise at a regional level. It is a new milestone in our continued investment in the India market and another way we fully support the growth of the industry here,” said Vaggu Raghavendra Goud, General Manager of Cytiva South Asia.



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