Novasep, a supplier of manufacturing solutions to the life sciences industry, is expanding its presence in India with the opening of Novasep Process Engineering Services PCT LTD, a part of its industrial business unit. The new office will enable Novasep to better serve industries in India producing functional and commodity food and feed ingredients, milk derivatives and bio-based chemicals, according to the company.

Michel Cotillon, a Novasep veteran, formerly R&D head of the industrial biotech business and then its area sales manager for France and Benelux, has been promoted to head the subsidiary as general manager.

Novasep's expansion comes at a time when India's food and feed ingredients industries are experiencing fast growth. It follows Novasep's successful expansion of its team in China in 2012. "Novasep's setup in India is another key milestone in our strategy to expand our geographical presence," said Michel Spagnol, CEO at Novasep. "After our success in China, Novasep India is well placed to support our growth in future years."

Novasep's Indian subsidiary will provide local support to sugar mill operators in India to integrate Novasep's processes. Novasep will also continue to sell biopharma chromatography equipment and associated processes in India.