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LCGC North America

LCGC North America, LCGC North America-04-01-2013, Volume 31, Issue 4
Pages: 278

Bruker Expands Indian Operations

Bruker Expands Indian Operations

Bruker (Billerica, Massachusetts) has built on its 30-year history in India by opening two new centers of excellence in Mumbai and Bengaluru. During this time, Bruker has established itself in many of India's major cities including New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, and Hyderabad.

The new centers of excellence will offer customer support for scientific and analytical instrumentation for the growing Indian market. The locations of the centers were selected based on their proximity to major academic, government, and industrial research laboratories.


Frank Laukien, Bruker's president and CEO, commented: "With this significant investment in our two new centers of excellence, Bruker has taken a major step forward in India to provide highestlevel support for the outstanding and rapidly growing Indian research, industrial and clinical communities."

Waters Opens Solution Center in Singapore

Waters Corporation (Milford, Massachusetts) has announced the opening of a Solution Center based within the Singapore Science Park II (Singapore). The company aims to further strengthen their support of the developing biomedical sector in the region. This announcement follows the establishment of an R&D facility for engineering in Singapore.

"Singapore is a key strategic location for us in Asia and in particular, South East Asia, at two levels — business and talents," said Mathieu Laouenan, general manager, South East Asia & Pacific Operations, Waters Corporation. "Not only does it bring us closer to our customers in this region, Singapore as a research hub is also where international and local research talents and minds gather."

According to Mike Harrington, vice president Europe and Asia Pacific division of the Waters Corporation, the challenges faced by scientists in the developing markets of Southeast Asia, Asia, Singapore, and Australia are unique. The center will provide advanced analytical application development and demonstration capabilities, as well as training facilities to address these challenges.

Mark Ritchie, senior manager of the center, said, "Through the development of applications to address the challenges faced by scientists in this part of the world, Waters hopes to leverage its momentum in food safety analysis and life sciences innovation and expand its capability in traditional medicine research and the development of new tools for the chemical industry."