India PRwire reports, Global Pharmaceutical and Chemical Company, Merck Limited, opened its new Application and Technology Centre at Nerul, Navi Mumbai. Spread over 1700 sq. ft., the state-of-the-art Centre will enable Merck to offer customized application and technology solutions to its customers in fields ranging from drug discovery to automobile and decorative paints. Mr. Klaus Bischoff, Head of Laboratory Solutions Business Unit, Merck Millipore and Dr. Marek Dziki, Managing Director, Merck Ltd [India] officially inaugurated the new facility in the presence of senior members and guests.
The Application and Technology Centre has eight laboratories where Merck can create and demonstrate its customized solutions. In addition to chromatography analysis, there are laboratories for separation analysis, a critical method in the identification and separation of new chemical entities and new biological entities. Four of the labs address cosmetic actives, cosmetic pigments, printing and coating applications. These will provide technical services like colour and shade matching where market samples can be evaluated and suitable options recommended. Basic formulations and concepts for all applications and promotional demo tools for coatings, printing, packaging and cosmetics will also be provided at these labs. The lab will also undertake experiments to create new customized solutions for its customers unanticipated needs.