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Abbott and Syngene open R&D centre

Source: Deccan Herald, June 4, 2012

Diversified healthcare major Abbott, on Monday, inaugurated its first nutrition research and development centre in collaboration with Biocon’s subsidiary Syngene. The centre was inaugurated by National Innovation Council Chairman Sam Pitroda.

Briefing reporters, Abbott Nutrition Vice-President Divisional Global R&D Scientific Affairs H Miller said “the centre will focus on the development of nutrition products for maternal and child nutrition and diabetes care.”

Abbott has selected Syngene to provide a science-based research and innovation team to work closely with Abbott researchers. More than 50 researchers and scientists will be based at the Abbott Nutrition R&D centre at Biocon Park in Bangalore.

Among the products being developed for the Indian market are meal complements for diabetics and pre-diabetics. Abbott Global Nutrition Executive Vice-President John Landgraf said: “the centre will help in addressing the nutritional requirements in India.”

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