Dubai Science Park (DSP), a holistic science-focused business community, has announced that it is leveraging its new built-to-suit model to construct a new Global Research Centre for Himalaya Drug Company, a worldleading producer of over 300 cosmetics, nutritional supplements, herbal medicines and pharmaceuticalgrade Ayurvedic products in over 90 countries. Set to launch in 2021, the state-of-the-art facility aims to enhance Himalaya’s R&D capabilities at DSP to serve the GCC region.
Himalaya’s core business lies in R&D and manufacturing of high-quality pharmaceutical and personal care products for health-conscious consumers. The Himalaya Global Research Centre (HGRC) has been part of DSP’s eco-friendly Laboratory Complex since 2013, with product development, quality control and standardisation serving as priority areas of focus for the new facility.
The move, which will result in the creation of over 100 specialised jobs, aligns with the objective of the UAE Vision 2021 to shape a competitive knowledge economy. With Dubai emerging as a knowledge epicentre, overseas companies seeking to expand in the UAE and the wider region can benefit from the thriving innovative ecosystem that the emirate has to offer. Furthermore, Dubai has significantly improved its skill and talent score, attracting large numbers of professionals in diverse fields. The emirate’s vast talent pool will support Himalaya as it vies to develop pioneering herbal research and set industry trends in the region.