Ms. Nicola Watkinson, Senior Trade & Investment Commissioner and Minister Commercial, Australian Trade Commission based at the Australian High Commission in New Delhi visited Arjuna Natural Extracts manufacturing facility at Edayar on May 28, 2014. The session began with a visit to the production facilities of the company led by Dr. Benny Antony (Director – Technical) introducing the officials to the production standards and quality practices of Arjuna. Later at the Arjuna’s R&D division Ms. Watkinson interacted with the scientists and R&D officials and was briefed about the ongoing research and development projects undergoing at Arjuna.
Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd, headquartered at Aluva, is India’s leading company specialized in the field of identification, separation and manufacturing of plant based active compounds. With 18 international patents to its credit, the company has R&D tie ups with Australian Universities for steering several clinical studies and efficiency studies with regard to its herbal extracts. Arjuna’s R&D laboratory has been approved for in-house research by the Ministry of Science & Technology since 2002. The purpose of Ms. Watkinson’s visit at Arjuna was to reinforce the trade relationships of the organization with the country and also extend the government’s support in facilitating Arjuna’s research and development association with the Australian universities. The meeting also had Dr. Merina Benny (General Manager – Quality Assurance), Dr. Binu T. Kuruvilla (Assistant General Manager – R&D).