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Ross Lifescience: Assuring the Quality of the Pest Management Products

Ross Lifescience: Assuring the Quality of the Pest Management Products

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Kedar Deobhankar,CEO
Ross Lifescience Team

It’s undeniable that the inadequate usage of plant protection products will have disastrous consequences on agricultural production, while the excessive utilization of the same can have serious implications on humans and animals as well. This explains why the government vests immense emphasis on implementing stringent rules & regulations to ascertain proper analysis, development and quality control of the pest management/control products. Empowering agrochemical manufacturers to accomplish such balance, Ross Lifescience, a Pune-based Contract Research Organization & Agriculture Consultant, proficiently evaluates the product performance especially related to agrochemicals, vector control& household insecticides. Also engaged in developing new products, Ross has built its forte in generating registration data for new molecules and formulations that would enable manufacturers to introduce the product quickly into the market.

Remarkable Services
The company’s expertise in services like product and packaging development, testing the product against target pest, pre-registration & post registration clinical trials for insecticides products, sensory analysis of product forms and field trial for product performance & impact of formulation on aquatic flora & fauna, facilitates Ross to surge ahead of its competitors. Chemistry, including five batch analysis for physical and chemical properties, Stability studies in
different argoclimatic conditions, Residue & Persistency studies in soil, water and plant, ecotoxicity studies as per OECD guidelines, and Entomological studies (Lab & field trials) are some of its major services.

"Ross has built its forte in generating registration data for new molecules and formulations that would enable manufacturers to introduce the product quickly into the market"

Ross is a GLP certified, ISO 17025 accredited, DSIR approved and CIBRC approved laboratory. It has state-of-the-art facility for Entomology with peet grady chambers, room chambers with air exchange facility, and in-house developed automatic timely delivery & monitoring systems for spray & knock down. Ross has up-to-date instruments like GC-MS, Tandem MS, Headspace GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS and more, to match the contemporary technological needs.

“Our competent QAU (Quality Assurance Unit) department checks that the systems and processes comply with the guidelines of GLP (Good Laboratories Practice), thus enabling timely and quality delivery of services leading to customer satisfaction,” remarks Kedar Deobhankar, CEO, Ross Lifescience. Working in close co-ordination with regulatory authorities, to develop guidelines for new application of product forms, Ross unfailingly informs clients about any changes/modifications in the regulatory guidelines.

“Our competent QAU (Quality Assurance Unit) department checks that the systems and processes comply with the guidelines of GLP (Good Laboratories Practice), thus enabling timely and quality delivery of services leading to customer satisfaction,” remarks Kedar Deobhankar, CEO, Ross Lifescience. Working in close co-
ordination with regulatory authorities to develop guidelines for new application of product forms, Ross unfailingly informs clients about any changes/modifications in the regulatory guidelines.

With such remarkable services, Ross has been relishing a healthy 30 percent annual growth since inception and crossed the client base figure of 300 customers, ranging from big multinational companies to small/mid-level enterprise. It has extended its service to more than 20 countries within just ten years of inception. No wonder, Ross was awarded ISBA Entrepreneurship Excellence award (2010) conferred by Science and Technology Park, Pune.

Sharing is Caring
Sharing its knowledge; Ross conducts summer training programs in analytical chemistry & entomology to college students, apart from training professional pest control operators on safe use & handling of insecticides. Programs such as GLP training, Personality Development (soft skills) and in-house & outsourced technical programs, improve Ross’ efficiency & productivity, besides enhancing its employees’ career paths.

The company envisions becoming a leading contract research organization for creating, innovative, customer focussed solution that offers cutting edge technology in the field of Integrated Pest Management. En route to achieve this, Ross aims to add new techniques, especially related to Cell Assays in which cytotoxicity of a material is assessed quickly & accurately without using experimental animals. Ross is also keen on adding e-fate studies to complement existing activities and enhancing infrastructure to accommodate state-of-the-art analytical equipment.