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2020.01.10

Dr. Mark Bittinger joins Sai Life Sciences as Global Head of Biology

Dr. Mark Bittinger

Sai Life Sciences, one of India’s fastest growing Contract Development & Manufacturing Organizations (CDMOs), today announced the appointment of Dr. Mark Bittinger as Vice President and Global Head of Biology. Mark will be based out of the company’s new Discovery Biology facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, which provides exploratory biology capabilities to the expanding array of start-up and biotech companies in the region.

Mark Bittinger is an acknowledged leader in the area of oncology drug discovery / translational science and has over 25 years of experience across immune-oncology, epigenetics, and tumor cell metabolism. With over 20 research publications to his credit, Mark has had a stellar track record in research, innovation & cross-functional leadership in organizations such as Merck Research Labs, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Agios Pharmaceuticals, and Novartis Institute of BioMedical Research. Mark received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and followed with a Ph.D. in Cellular & Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Located in the heart of the Cambridge/Boston biotech ecosystem, Sai’s new 8,500 square feet lab in Kendall Square creates opportunities for biotechs to have face-to-face collaboration with Sai scientists, and to accelerate the pace of their externalized research by reducing cycle-times. The lab provides exploratory biology capabilities using state-of-the-art platforms and technologies such as high-content microscopy, CRISPR-mediated genome editing, flow cytometry/sorting, and high-throughput patch-clamp platforms to address unique client needs. These activities include new target and biomarker identification and/or validation and establishing in vitro and cell-based assays for established targets.

The Cambridge lab serves as a vital bridge, enabling seamless integration with rest of the company’s service offerings across UK and India, spanning the drug discovery and development continuum including medicinal chemistry, DMPK and toxicology, process chemistry and analytical development, and commercial scale manufacturing.

Sai Life Sciences is currently in the midst of an organization-wide initiative, Sai Nxt that is aimed at transforming the company into a new generation CDMO. With investments of over US$150 million between 2019 and 2023, the focus is on three key areas – people & culture, processes & automation, infrastructure & scientific capabilities.

Commenting on his appointment, Mark Bittinger said, " I am incredibly excited to join Sai Life Sciences as we open the doors at our new Cambridge site. Here we will deliver exploratory biology capabilities to accelerate our clients’ ability to build value and deliver tomorrow's medicines."

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2021.07.26

Sai Life Sciences Wins Golden Peacock National Training Award 2021

Sai Life Sciences Wins Golden Peacock National Training Award 2021

Sai Life Sciences, one of India’s fastest growing Contract Research, Development & Manufacturing Organizations (CRDMOs), today announced that it has been honoured with the Golden Peacock National Training Award 2021 in the pharmaceutical category. This is the second consecutive Golden Peacock Award for the company following the Golden Peacock National Quality Award it received in […]
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2021.06.30

Sai Life Sciences partners with Roshini Trust for an initiative in support of Mental Health.

Sai Life Sciences partners with Roshini Trust for an initiative in support of Mental Health.

For an ailment in the body, we seek medical attention. What about the mind? Conditions such as stress, anxiety, mood swings and depression caused by loss of a loved one, trauma, lifestyle change or biological changes can impact your mental state. At Sai Life Sciences, we empathize with such situations and believe that it is […]
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2021.04.01

Sustainable transformation stemming from the shop floor

Sustainable transformation
stemming from the shop floor

“You’ll never change your life unless you change something you do daily.” This well-known quote by John Maxwell rings true in the context of our shop floor management. We began with a small pilot of an interactive and inclusive program we call Shop Floor Transformation Initiative (SFTI) in one of our production blocks in December […]
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2021.03.26

CII-SR EHS Excellence Awards

Sai Life Sciences manufacturing facility achieves 5-star rating at CII-SR EHS Excellence Awards

Sai Life Sciences, one of India’s fastest growing Contract Research, Development & Manufacturing Organizations (CRO/ CDMO), today announced that its flagship manufacturing facility in Bidar, Karnataka received a 5-star rating for excellence in EHS practices at the 13th edition of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII-SR) EHS Excellence Awards. This is the second consecutive year […]
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2021.03.24

Clean room block

Sai Life Sciences opens new clean room block at its manufacturing campus

Sai Life Sciences, one of India’s fastest growing Contract Research, Development & Manufacturing Organizations (CRDMOs), today announced the opening of a new Clean Room block at its cGMP API & Intermediate Manufacturing campus in Bidar, India. Making the announcement, Krishna Kanumuri, CEO & Managing Director of Sai Life Sciences said, “Over the last two years […]
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