Copley Scientific appoints new distributor in India to meet growing market demand for pharmaceutical testing equipment

28 October 2014; Nottingham, UK: Copley Scientific has appointed Apex Chromatography Pvt. Ltd. as its exclusive distributor for India. Apex Chromatography Pvt. Ltd., a highly respected company known for its provision of analytical products to the pharmaceutical industry, operates from headquarters in Hyderabad with an additional office in Mumbai. The company will sell and support Copley Scientific’s market-leading range of pharmaceutical testing and inhaler testing equipment in India.

“We’re very pleased to be working with Apex Chromatography as our exclusive distributor for India, which is a key market for us,” said Mark Copley, Sales Director for Copley Scientific. “Like Copley Scientific, Apex Chromatography is a family-run, forward-looking company with a driving focus on quality, so there is a natural synergy. With offices strategically located, I’m confident that the knowledgeable Apex Chromatography team will provide excellent service to our customers in India, especially in the critical area of application support and after-sales servicing.”

Apex Chromatography provides a wide range of analytical products, from lab chemicals to high-end instrumentation. A particular strength is HPLC, UPLC and GC consumables. Copley Scientific is the global leader in inhaler testing equipment and a well-established provider of oral solid dosage testing equipment. Many pharmaceutical testing and inhaler testing methods rely on HPLC for chemical identification so there is substantial overlap in the two companies’ areas of expertise.

“Many of our customers already use Copley Scientific equipment, or are interested in doing so,” said Mr Pradip Popat, Director and Owner of Apex Chromatography. “Copley Scientific products are well-engineered, robust and closely tailored to the needs of the pharmaceutical industry, most especially in the field of inhaler testing. We’re looking forward to forging a productive, long-term relationship that will deliver real value to our customers.”

The Apex Chromatography team has already visited Copley Scientific’s headquarters in the UK for extensive product training and a dedicated product manager has been announced for the Copley range: Viraj Sohoni, who is based in the Mumbai office

Both companies will be attending RDD Asia which runs from 12- 14 November 2014, in Goa, India. Mark Copley will present a workshop at the event on testing strategies for generic inhaled products and experts will be on-hand to discuss products and the new distribution agreement.

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CAPTION: Copley Scientific has announced the appointment of Apex Chromatography as exclusive distributors for India

About Copley Scientific

Copley Scientific is recognised as the world’s leading manufacturer and supplier of inhaler test equipment and is a major provider of testing systems for other pharmaceutical dosage forms. The company is also active in detergent testing, air sampling and aerosol characterisation.

Copley Scientific’s pharmaceutical product range includes test equipment for delivered dose uniformity and aerodynamic particle size measurement of metered-dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, nebulizers and nasal sprays; as well as tablets (dissolution, disintegration, friability and hardness) capsules, powders, suppositories and transdermals. Copley Scientific has offices in the UK and Switzerland. The company works in partnership with aerosol particle science experts MSP Corporation in North America and also distributes MSP Corporation’s air sampling and aerosol characterisation products throughout Europe.

Serving the pharmaceutical and associated industries, Copley Scientific offers an extensive range of equipment for research, development and quality control, as well as full validation and aftersales services. This broad range of products is supplied and supported worldwide through a network of specialist distributors.