01 Nov 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Bangalore: RCC Laboratories, a Hyderabad based contract research organization (CRO) and ViruSure entered into a partnership to market the services of ViruSure in India. Through this partnership RCC will act as a sole agent for promoting ViruSure services in India. According to the BioSpectrum ABLE Top 20 survey 2012, RCC Labs recorded revenues for FY2011-12 were Rs14 crore.
ViruSure offers services in the areas of virus and prion safety testing for biopharmaceutical products, cell banking and cell bank characterization services and in vivo biosafety studies (adventitious agent testing, tumorigenicity testing, oncogenicity testing), which are highly valuable to pharma and biotech companies specializing on biological products (including recombinant proteins, vaccines, human and animal derived biological products, cell based therapies).
"We are happy to partner with such a renowned company as RCC, who shares the same philosophy of quality and customer service that has made ViruSure successful" stated Dr Andy Bailey, CEO and co-founder, ViruSure. "We look forward to offer our experience to assist Indian biopharmaceutical companies in reaching their goals for pathogen safety testing". The partnership is a natural fit, since both RCC and ViruSure will help Indian companies elevate their quality standards through their combined service offerings.
RCC offers OECD toxicology services to various companies in India and globally, with quality, and transparency as the main focus. RCC Laboratories (RCC) is a contract research organization (CRO), specializing in breeding and toxicology, servicing a wide variety of Industries such as pharmaceutical, biotechnology, agrochemical, Industrial chemical, medical device, cosmetic, food processing, etc. with certification from OECD, Indian and Swizz GLP. RCC has a global clientele in 50 countries, and has experience in submitting reports to more than 80 countries. RCC offers services in areas such as toxicology, genetic toxicology, environmental toxicology, analytical chemistry, pathology, among others.