Newsletters - February 2003

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Sami Labs Limited, the research and manufacturing arm of Sabinsa Corporation, recently held a ceremony to officially inaugurate its Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE) facility in Bangalore, India.

This facility was inaugurated by Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, Director General,Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Government of India and Mr. D.B. Inamdar, Honorable Minister for Information Technology, Biotechnology and Tourism, Government of Karnataka.

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, developed this technology under the Government of India’s ‘Technology Mission’. This is the first commercialization of the technology, which works at atmospheric pressures to more than 300 bars for selective extraction of active compounds from natural products for Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical applications


In his opening remarks, Sabinsa founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed welcomed the dignitaries and described the role played by the company in herbal extraction and exports to US,Japan and European countries.

Dr. Mashelkar stated that efforts of this kind made by Sami Labs Ltd. should be applauded. In his remarks, he cited Dr. Muhammed Majeed as a "Technopreneur", a blend of scientist and successful entrepreneur.

Mr. Inamdar, expressed appreciation for the company’s collaborative efforts with local farmers in the cultivation of medicinal plants, which provided opportunities for economic growth to these farmers.

Dr. S. Baser, Prof. IIT Bombay in his presentation, emphasized the importance and advantages of SCFE process and the basic research carried out at IIT Bombay in collaboration with Sami Labs to develop and commercialize this project in an economical way.

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