analytica Anacon India 2011: Growth on Indian market for laboratory and analysis equipment

Mumbai, India /Munich, August 8, 2011. During the past few years, India has seen a continuous increase in demand for laboratory and analysis equipment. The food industry and pharmaceuticals industry in particular are noticing growing interest in high-quality equipment. This development will also be reflected at this year’s analytica Anacon India: Organizers are expecting some 140 exhibitors from 13 countries that will present their latest products and innovations to an audience of Indian professionals on all three days of the fair. The Indian trade fair is being held at the Bombay Exhibition Centre from October 12 – 14, 2011. Visitors can also take part in the scientific analytica Anacon India Conference, which is held at the same time as the fair.

“New requirements in the sector for food safety and the latest developments in pharmaceuticals production have led to high growth rates on the market for laboratory and analysis equipment. And thanks to large investments, among other things, this growth is expected to continue in the future,” says Susanne Grödl, Exhibition Director for analytica in Munich, explaining the upward trend in the Indian industry. As the country with one of the largest numbers of food manufacturers in the world – and as an export nation – India is subject to international guidelines and quality requirements. To ensure compliance with growing requirements, the Indian government has decided to increase the number of laboratories from 72 to between 250 and 300 facilities. That alone will increase volume on the market for analysis and biotechnology instruments by more than one billion US dollars. Above all, more efficient analysis techniques and new methods for the improved recognition of possible dioxin or pesticide residues in foods, which would make more reliable analysis results possible, are in the greatest demand.

analytica Anacon India gives users who work in laboratories an opportunity to gather information about the latest products and innovations that feature these interdisciplinary technologies. For example, RETSCH will present the latest vibrating mills for quality control in the food, pharma and chemicals industries. BRAND is introducing a new line of pipettes for use in environmental analysis, diagnostics and molecular biology. NETZSCH and other exhibitors will present innovative products for thermal analysis. A total of some 140 domestic and international companies including industry leaders such as Agilent, BRAND, Dionex, Metrohm, Phenomenex, RFCL, Sigma Aldrich and Waters are expected to participate in this year’s fair.

A list of exhibitors that have registered to date is available online <> .

analytica Anacon India Conference
The analytica Anacon Conference also examines the latest trends on the Indian market. For example, the first day of the conference revolves entirely around the life-sciences sector. Speakers will discuss the future of personalized genomes in medicine and discuss the challenges and potential associated with vaccines. Day two is dedicated to the topic of food safety. Among other things, presentations will focus on genetically engineered grains and the latest requirements in food safety and quality assurance in India. The lectures on the third day of the conference will deal with the latest hot topics in the pharma industry, including the use of bioanalysis in the pharmaceuticals sector. The analytica Anacon Conference is traditionally organized by the Indian Analytical Instruments Association (IAIA).

In addition to the conference, visitors can also attend a workshop titled “Validation of Analytical Methods for FDA and EU Compliance” and gather information about the latest requirements and strategies for dealing with the FDA/EU, ICH, USP and ISO 17025. They will also receive useful tips for putting the know-how they acquire to use in actual practice.

The complete conference agenda is available online:

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