VAV Life Sciences
VAV Life Sciences Private Limited is an Indian company producing healthcare ingredients including lecithin and phospholipids, with products having application in the nutrition, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and drug delivery markets.
Within pharmaceuticals, the company also offers active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) with a particular focus on cytotoxic drugs for oncology and permethrin for topical medicine. VAV Life Sciences' brands include Lipova for egg lecithins, Leciva for plant lecithins, Oleova and Eyova for a consumer hair product.
Located with research and manufacturing facilities in Mirjole, (Ratnagiri district) in Maharashtra, VAV Life Sciences along with its subsidiary VAV Lipids Private Limited, serves the global market with 90% of its sales outside India. In the pharmaceutical segment, VAV Life Sciences’ presence straddles four main therapeutic areas—hepatology, neurology, cardiovascular and oncology. The c-GMP compliant Ratnagiri plant, is equipped to produce lecithin and phospholipids for functional foods, nutritional supplements, novel pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
VAV Life Sciences' was rated C2 (2010) & MSME2 (2014) by SMERA, India's first rating agency for SME segment and is a member of International Lecithin & Phospholipid Society, CHEMEXCIL, Federation of Indian Export Organisations, Phospholipid Research Centre and the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. VAV Life Sciences' employs biotechnologists, chemists, microbiologists, engineers, finance/legal/marketing analysts and general administrators. Around 6% of its employees have PhD degrees and 32% have a master's degree.
VAV Life Sciences focuses on research in the field of nanotechnology based lipidic drug delivery. The company claims to be active in collaborating with and supports universities to make courses more industry oriented and in their research projects related to targeted drug delivery, liposomes and nanoparticles for crossing the blood–brain barrier. VAV Life Sciences' contributes materials for research projects and patents, globally.
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