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Inception of anaRIC biologics as Anacura and RIC combine R&D and GMP activities


With the purpose of supporting customers throughout their entire biological drug development process, GMP specialist Anacura and the R&D-focused RIC have initiated a collaboration under the moniker ‘anaRIC biologics’.

anaRIC biologics is a contract research organization (CRO) specialized in the analysis of complex, biological compounds, such as antibodies, proteins and peptides. These innovative products differ drastically from classical, small molecules and require a different set of skills to analyze. With 15 years of GMP and 30 years of R&D experience, anaRIC biologics is able to support this rapidly growing market segment throughout the entire drug development process.

Koen Sandra, Scientific Director of the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC): “Given their complexity and heterogeneity there is a clear need for analytical expertise in the domain of biological molecules. Different phases during development translate into different needs. By combining RIC’s flexible and innovative R&D with Anacura’s standardized and stable GMP environment we are able to create a highly complementary collaboration accentuating our strengths."

Griet Nuytinck, Managing Director at Anacura: “Whether you are talking about product lead selection, manufacturing or analytical testing, choosing the right partner to bring your biological product to market is of strategic importance. Through our R&D/GMP partnership, anaRIC biologics becomes your reference CRO for analytics of biological molecules from discovery to marketing."

About anaRIC biologics

anaRIC biologics is a joint venture between Anacura and the Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC), two family-owned centers with excellent records in the field of analytics based in Belgium. 

Founded in 2016, anaRIC biologics brings together the R&D and GMP expertise of RIC and Anacura, respectively. With more than 45 years of combined experience, anaRIC aims to bring analytical support to biopharma during the entire drug development process. Starting biotech to established pharmaceutical companies rely on anaRIC to take care of analysis and data interpretation from discovery to marketing. 

More info: www.anaricbiologics.com

About Anacura

Anacura is an independent analytical center of excellence offering a broad range of high-quality pharmaceutical analyses (Anacura Life Sciences) and medical analyses (Anacura Medical).

Anacura Life Sciences offers a comprehensive analytical package for pharma and biotech industry including (1) small molecule pharmaceuticals, (2) large molecule biopharmaceuticals and (3) cell-based products. Anacura is maintaining a quality system which complies to Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and is GMP certified by the Belgian Competent Authority FAMHP (no. 1835H, 1835V, 1835IMP).

By applying its analytical expertise in an operationally optimized and flexible manner Anacura ensures all data is ready at the right time and at the right quality level. Anacura’s GMP compliant facility offers:



Anacura Medical is specialized in evidence-based laboratory medicine. Our priority is to timely provide physicians with high quality, accurate diagnoses supported with personalized advice about optimal therapeutic decisions based on expert interpretation of test results. 

More info: www.anacura.com

About RIC 

The Research Institute for Chromatography (RIC) is an established SME founded in 1986 by Professor Pat Sandra. The company provides chromatographic, electrophoretic and mass spectrometric support in a broad range of application areas. RIC supports the chemical, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries by means of analytical R&D (method development/validation, sample analysis, instrument development, etc.), training, consultancy, distribution of analytical instrumentation and by providing total analytical solutions. RIC is equipped with state-of-the-art chromatographic, electrophoretic and mass spectrometric instrumentation.

More info: www.richrom.com




Source: anaRIC biologics

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