BD also officially inaugurated its first R&D facility in Chennai, Tamil Nadu today. This facility is a significant milestone for BD in its efforts to expand its R&D into Asia, and demonstrates its strong relationship with HCL, which began in 2007.
The new facility is part of BD’s efforts to accelerate R&D innovation to develop new products and markets, achieve time-to-market advantage for its products and enhance operational efficiencies. This facility will be directly managed by BD - Singapore.
According to the engagement, BD will focus on creating innovative solutions by leveraging HCL’s capabilities and service expertise such as sustenance engineering and product – testing services delivered out of this facility. HCL will also conduct product life cycle and design verification studies to support new product development initiatives and product launches for BD in the emerging markets, such as India.
“Emerging markets play a key role in addressing the innovation challenges in the healthcare industry, and we continue investing in R&D for market-appropriate solutions,” said Scott P. Bruder M.D. Ph.D., Senior Vice President and Chief Science and Technology Officer, BD. “We value our relationship with HCL, which will help us create new capabilities in the Asia Pacific region and will offer significant support to develop effective and affordable solutions and medical innovations.”
“HCL understands that the critical path for research is not only in developing products but also in harnessing medical innovations in an efficient and effective way”, said G.H. Rao, Senior Corporate Vice President, Engineering and R&D Services, HCL Technologies. “We are proud of our engagement with BD and will continue to power new ideas and help foster innovations. This engagement is yet another testimonial of HCL’s leadership in Engineering and R&D services globally.”
Recognized by industry analysts and others for its leadership in the engineering services market, HCL’s Engineering Services practice has emerged as a leading technology services partner in the U.S. and Europe. HCL has partnered with over 200 customers working on cutting edge technologies, world class products and creating an associated solution delivery ecosystem to elevate market leadership.
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HCL Technologies (hcltech.com) is a leading global IT services company, working with clients in the areas that impact and redefine the core of their businesses. Since its inception into the global landscape after its IPO in 1999, HCL focuses on ‘transformational outsourcing’, underlined by innovation and value creation, and offers integrated portfolio of services including software-led IT solutions, infrastructure management, engineering and R&D services and BPO. HCL leverages its extensive global offshore infrastructure and network of offices in 26 countries to provide holistic, multi-service delivery in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Services, Public Services and Healthcare. HCL takes pride in its philosophy of ‘Employee First, Customer Second’ which empowers our 82,464 transformers to create a real value for the customers. HCL Technologies, along with its subsidiaries, has reported consolidated revenues of US$ 4.0 billion (` 19,412 crores), as on 31 March 2012 (on LTMbasis).
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