Our efforts are supported by a large and expanding PR&D and scale-up team in Goa, India.
Located in North Goa, our Santa Monica Works facility was one of the first and largest industrial locations in Goa.
The site is certified for ISO9001:2015, 14001:2015, 45001:2018 & ISO50001 and has successfully completed Together for Sustainability (TfS) audit with a score of 100/100. The site has also obtained “Responsible Care” certification from the Indian Chemical Council and is NABL accredited.
Since 5 years the site operates a biomass plant to generate utilities for the site making it a more sustainable operation.
The R&D building has 7 Laboratories with a total 58 fume hoods. The current strength of the department is in excess of 90 professionals & team leaders having Ph.D and vast international work experience. We operate mostly with jacketed reactors from 0.5 up to 20L scale which enables development of robust processes ready for tech transfer.
Our Analytical Development Department:
Our Goa site has a pilot plant reactor capacities ranging from 100 Lt – 1600 Lt
All chemical processes are assessed for process hazards (Chemical reaction hazards and Fire & Explosion hazards associated with powders) before scale-up. Chemical reaction hazards are assessed at the Process Hazards Lab at our Goa T&E centre. Fire & explosion hazards associated with powders are currently assessed at an external testing laboratory.
The assessment for chemical reaction hazards starts at the early stage with close coordination between the process chemistry and the process hazards team, where the inherent hazards are identified using literature screening and chemical reactivity worksheets. This helps in identifying any show-stoppers/potential incidents at the lab scale during the very early stage of process development.
This is followed by experimentation with calorimeters.
The lab is managed by a team of chemical engineers and physical chemists who have the necessary expertise. The experience of the team members ranges from 14yrs to 7yrs in Process hazard assessments with previous assignments in global reputed pharmaceutical and agrochemical companies like AstraZeneca and Syngenta. More than 200 assessments have been carried out in the last 7yrs for complex chemistries like nitration, oxidation, grignard, chloro-oxidations, diazotisation etc.
The results from the hazard assessment is used to arrive at the “Basis of Safety” and this is reported in the form of Chemical Reaction Hazard Assessment report. The process is then risk assessed by the Process Risk Assessment team to evaluate the layers of protection before scale-up at pilot and commercial scales.
The process hazards assessment lab also supports the management of change system to assess the risk associated with the proposed process changes.
The facilities was designed and built to co-exist in harmony. It is home to two Lakes -water harvesting (for 40 years)
More than 87 different species of trees, shrubs, herbs, creepers and grasses.
More than 50 species of birds including Cormorants, Herons, Storks, Ibis, Geese, Eagles. The site also is home to a variety of mammals and reptiles living in harmony.