13 Jun 2012, BioSpectrum Bureau , BioSpectrum
Bangalore: Waters India, a fully owned subsidiary of Waters in the US, is celebrating silver jubilee anniversary of its successful operations in India. Driven by a long-term commitment to the region, Waters had the vision 25 years ago to invest in India as the first analytical science company to incorporate in the country by creating a joint venture with local partners in 1988.
"What attracted us 25 years ago to India is the same thing that motivates us today; we continue to welcome the opportunity to work with and contribute to one of the most exciting economies in world," said Mr Art Caputo, president of the Waters Division. "As the leader in analytical technology innovation, we at Waters believe in the science of what's possible - the idea that there is no challenge that science can't help us solve. That belief is realized here in India where we have witnessed the impact science has made on India and its global leadership in pharmaceutical and life sciences as well as food production."
Understanding scientific challenges through cooperation, Waters' strategy is to invest in local service and support, and to focus on partnerships tailored to meet the needs of India's leading organizations. Waters consistently invests in Waters India to create the best infrastructure in India including world-class application and demonstration laboratories, offices throughout India's many regions locations, and a team of more than 200 highly dedicated and qualified scientists and engineers to support our growing customer base.
Waters India is currently expanding its headquarter facility in Bangalore with improved laboratories, upgraded training facilities and more office space. When completed, the new facility will be approximately 16,000 square feet in floor space.
Throughout the country, Waters partners with pharmaceutical companies, contract research organizations and government agencies with the goal of expanding research capabilities, increasing laboratory efficiency, and navigating complex regulatory compliance requirements worldwide. Examples of recent partnerships include Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, Lambda Therapeutic Research Limited, the Marine/ Agricultural Product Export Development Agency and the India Environmental Protection Agency.