Welcome to R&D

We are proud to announce that as of June 1st 2010, Sanbe Research and Development (R&D) activities and operations have moved to a new state of the art R&D Centre Building, floors 9,510 m2.This Building is located in Leuwigajah Cimahi, an industrial centre near Bandung – West Java, Indonesia

R&D Strategy
We have a vision to provide quality medicines to improve the quality of health.
R&D will develop chemical source of drug, herbal traditional medicine and Fitofarmaka supporting Government Vision to Realization of health science and medicine in supporting the achievement of a healthy Indonesia 2025, with the following development guidelines as outlined in JAKSTRANAS IPTEK 2005-2009. This is contained in manuscript “BUKU PUTIH Penelitian, Pengembangan dan Penerapan IPTEK bidang kesehatan dan Obat 2005-2025” issued by Ministry of Research and Technology Republic of Indonesia where R&D PT Sanbe Farma participate in the research, development and application of science and technology fields finished product and also raw material of Pharmaceutical.

Our R&D
Research and development is performed based on systematic approach to development that begins with predefined objectives and emphasizes product and process understanding and process control based on sound science and quality risk management. In order to consistently support and estimate the realization of Quality Management System Planning, R&D corporate will increase competency and its performance. Quality of research and development and testing is controlled by management through the system, therefore the result will follow current requirement to standardize high quality of products which are current GMP, ICH Guideline, and legal compendia such as current USP (United States Pharmacopoeia), current British Pharmacopoeia, Japanese Pharmacopoeia, International Pharmacopoeia and Indonesian Pharmacopoeia.

Major R&D Facilities

Laboratory Facilities
Laboratory Facilities are located in R&D Center building and include :

a. 1.5th Floor for climatic chamber and retained sample room
b. 2.5th Floor for laboratory scale production
c. 3rd Floor for formulation and analytical laboratories
d. Formulation laboratory
e. Analytical laboratory
f. Microbiology laboratory
g. Supporting facilities


A full range of equipment is available to assist product development.

Formulation Field Equipment

- Oscillating Granulator
- Planetary Mixer
- Super Mixer (capacity 10 kg)
- Huttlin Unilab 5-DJ Fluid Bed Dryer (capacity 5 kg)
- Mini Rotary Tablet Press Machine
- Manesty Rotary Tabletting Machine
- Laboratory Coating Machine
- Automatic Coating Machine for film and sugar coating
- Automatic Capsule Filling Machine
- Ultra Turrax Homogenizer
- Semi Liquid Filling Machine
- Vacuum Emulsify Mixer
- Analytical Balance
- Granulate Flow Tester
- Moisture Balance
- Tapped Volumeter
- Disintegration Tester
- Friability Tester
- Tablet Hardness Tester
- Portable Oxygen Analyzer
- Brookfield Viscometer
- pH Meter
- Suppository Hardness Tester
- Suppository Melting Point Tester
- Suppository Penetration Tester
- Laminar Air Flow
- Homogenizer Turrax
- Semi Liquid Filling Machine


Analytical Field Instrument :

- Dissolution Tester 12 vessel with Autosampler
- Disintegration Tester
- Extraction Unit
- Fourier Transform Infrared Spectophotometer (FTIR)
- Gas Chromatography
- UV detector
- Photo Diode Array Detector
- Evaporative Light Scattering Detector
- Fluorescence Detector
- Refractive Index Detector
- Laser Diffraction Particle Size Analyzer
- Micro Balance
- Rudolph Polarimeter
- Polarizing Microscope with integrated camera
- Rotavapor
- Spectro Color Meter
- Torque tester
- Tensile strength
- UV-Vis Spectroscopy
- Atomic absorbtion Spectrophotometer completed with HVG, MVU for heavy metal test and assay of mineral