Diligence Bio: A Pioneer in Preclinical Research in India
2021 has so far witnessed a surge of resilient organisations in India. These companies are among the select few that have managed to overcome the wrath of 2020. The sheer dedication displayed by these companies has spurred others to remain steadfast in their vision. Unequivocally, their efforts are a testament to the true power of entrepreneurial spirit.
Diligence Bio Pvt Ltd. is one such organization that has achieved noteworthy progress in recent times. Standing true to its name, the company has maintained a rigorous growth mindset despite all market obstacles.
Based in Pondicherry, India, Diligence is an eminent research organization that specializes in an array of regulatory toxicity studies in both in vivo and in vitro. It has been instrumental in spearheading new research paradigms within its specific niche.
In this article, we’ll be shedding light on the brand’s versatile services, as well as some key highlights of its success journey.
An Overview of Diligence’s Services
Diligence is a GLP certified preclinical research facility designed to serve the regulatory market. The facility offers testing of Agrochemicals, Pharmaceutical products, Feed Additives, Cosmetics, and Industrial Chemicals. It also specializes in the following studies:
- Toxicity Studies: Includes Acute Oral Toxicity, Acute Dermal Toxicity, Acute Inhalation Toxicity, Skin Sensitisation, etc.
- Mutagenicity Studies: Includes Ames Test, In Vitro Chromosomal Aberration, In Vitro Cell Gene Mutation Test, etc.
- Ecotoxicity Studies: Research in Fish Toxicity, Oral Honey Bee Toxicity, Algae Growth Inhibition Test, Avian Toxicity, etc.
Diligence conducts its testing through all routes of administration in lab animals, fishes, earthworms, and honey bees.
Furthermore, its facility is in compliance with the OECD Principles of GLP. The company adheres to strict international standards as it deals with global clients frequently.
Diligence’s Inception & Success Story
Diligence Bio Pvt Ltd was founded by a group of friends in 2017 spearheaded by its CEO Dr. Prabhu Daivasigamani. He was inspired to bring about a positive change in the Indian regulatory market.
Like any other upcoming company, Diligence too had to face umpteen struggles. Initially, the company faced issues with procurement of materials and in the recruitment of skilled manpower. “Execution of our plans as per schedule always drifted to Plan B,” recollects Dr. Prabhu Daivasigamani.
Despite all the odds, however, the company overcame all hardships with pure zeal and fortitude. This dedication has thus far paid rich dividends for the company.
At present, Diligence is one of the only laboratories to have gotten the fastest GLP certification, i.e., within 18 months. It is also one among the few facilities in India that meets the global standards of infrastructure.
Within a relatively short time frame, Diligence has made an impact that’s palpable at both the national and international level.
The Brand’s Unmatched Customer-Driven Approach
Diligence is a firm believer of the phrase “Don’t find customers for your services, find services for your customers.” It focuses on yielding qualitative outcomes rather than quantitative ones. Through advanced solutions, it aims at satisfying the unique needs of each client.
“Customer is the brand ambassador of any company. A satisfied customer is your marketing partner,” affirms Dr. Prabhu Daivasigamani.
For Diligence, earning the trust of its customers is a lot more important than making profits.
The brand has a modus operandi that focuses on the following:
Quick Turnaround time: Short turnaround time for test results.
Efficient Project Management: Effective management of projects so that the customer gets regular and accurate updates.
Technical Assistance: Assistance and guidance by highly qualified and experienced Study Directors.
Over the years, Diligence has won many laurels and acquired several accreditations for its impeccable service. Here are some of the recent ones:
- Certification of GLP Compliance by the National GLP Compliance Monitoring Authority (NGCMA), Department of Science and Technology of the Government of India
- CPCSEA Certification by the Department of Animal Husbandry and Dairying of the Government of India.
- Approval from Department of Drugs Control, Government of Puducherry.
While impressive, the recognitions are only a part of the picture when it comes to the company’s growth trajectory. The other significant portion is its emphasis on visionary plans.
Diligence’s Plans for the Future
Diligence’s ever-advancing nature has spurred it toward numerous ambitious plans for the future. For starters, the organization will soon introduce testing services for Physico-Chemical testing of pesticides, and agrochemicals. Through this, the brand aims at expanding its services beyond biological testing.
Secondly, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) recently announced that it would stop funding studies on mammals by 2035. This has encouraged Diligence to curate alternatives to animal testing techniques. “We are now focused on alternatives to animal testing models to adhere to the guiding principles, underpinning the humane use of animals for scientific research by 3 Rs (Replace, Reduce & Refined), “ highlights Dr. Prabhu Daivasigamani.
Also, within the next five years, the brand aims at transforming into a one-stop-laboratory for all kinds of testing. This will include testing of food, water, medical devices, cosmetics, and so on. The laboratory is eyeing on NABL accreditation.
A Message to Aspiring Entrepreneurs
The entrepreneurial passion is one that evokes one’s wildest dreams and aspirations. It is also perhaps the most arduous of all journeys, as it demands every ounce of effort and willpower. Dr. Prabhu Daivasigamani very well understands the profundity of the aforesaid words. He thus urges young entrepreneurs to adopt a ‘have-a-go” attitude:
“Don’t say yes when you want to say no. Never be afraid of leaving a title because you don’t need one to be a leader. Remember, a great leader’s courage to fulfil his vision comes from passion, not position. Leadership is all about nurturing and enhancing. And lastly, either write things worth reading, or do things worth the writing.”