Research & Development
Highly Advanced & Complete R&D Facility
While Japanese firms spend 5-6 per cent of their revenues on R &D, Indian companies’ R&D expenditure was always at one per cent or even lower. But Arjuna spends about 10% of its turnover in R & D.
Arjuna feels that R&D focus is absolutely important for herbal extraction company to fight global majors and stay afloat. The only way to have a strong presence in the market is to have a pipeline of exciting launches which will require superior R&D
The highly advanced R&D unit at Arjuna is a complete research facility for phytochemistry, pharmacokinetics, formulation and development, pre-clinical and clinical studies. The state-of-the-art laboratory at Arjuna has been approved for in-house research by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India since 2002. A separate and exclusive R&D unit equipped with a pilot plant was also set up. The laboratory employs advanced high-tech equipment like LC MS-MS (Waters, USA) which facilitates mass directed quantification and identification of molecules. Other high-tech equipment include the UPLC with ELS, FLR and PDA Detectors, GCMS, Preparative HPLC, Flash Chromatograph, HPLC and FTIR. For NMR and DNA finger printing studies, Arjuna associates with reputed universities. On top of it all, the processes are controlled and monitored by well experienced and highly qualified scientists. Other distinctive features include, specialized equipment for blood plasma analysis as well as a well maintained, central government approved Animal House. The Greenhouse maintained here with many medicinal plants chimes in perfectly well with the rich heritage of traditional wisdom
Liquid chromatography paired with a mass spectrum detector presents a dynamic tool for separation, identification and quantification of molecules. Whereas HPLC is a good isolation instrument, it is limited in its ability to provide pure, single chemical results. But by ionizing and then putting an isolate of interest through the Mass Spectrometer, its discriminant comparison against a database or standard makes identification much more precise. Additionally, this combination allows for isomer detection, which MS alone cannot provide. 1
Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography optimizes the separation capacity of its 30-year predecessor, HPLC, by reducing the particle size of the sample and the flow pressure rate at which it is sensed. Eco-friendly increases in speed, sensitivity and resolution are achieved in this evolution of HPLC. Matched with a photo diode array (PDA) sensor, improved detection of trace impurities and sensitivity in quantitation of analyte is afforded. The precision of this instrument is used for setting standards for content or quality of important molecules/compounds. 2
A more flexible version of UPLC, allowing more autonomous control of speed, sensitivity and resolution by the researcher in separating, identifying and quantifying molecules. 3
As the name implies, Flash CG is a rapid purification technique similar to preparative HPLC. Suitable for bulk separation or for routine procedure, where the efficiency of separation is not of consequence, lower cost Flash CG is a viable alternative to HPLC.
GEN VAC EZ-2
Drying solvent-extracted naturally resourced samples is one of the most time-consuming processes in the pre-analytic and concentrating phases of product development. In remaining cutting-edge and innovative in this industry, time is of the essence. The Gen Vac EZ-2 vacuum evaporation system expedites this tedious process, so our research and development team can spend more time discovering “scientifically and clinically proven, consumer demanded ingredients.” 5