Vidcare Innovations is a startup trying to re-invent how diagnostics are performed by employing microfluidic principles, to develop an equipment-free, over the counter, quantitative immunoassay testing platform technology. The company, in the long run, envisions to empower people to diagnose for various medical conditions at home, with similar easy to use, rapid diagnostic products. Currently, the company is focused on solutions for maternal and child health, with the first offering being a TSH test for screening of hypothyroidism during pregnancy.
REVY provides solutions in the field of waste management by improvising the conventional bio-methanation process and producing bio-hydrogen from wastes. The company has developed an innovative technology for the production of Anaerobic Granulated Sludge in a cost effective manner. This solution will help in faster start up and shock load treatment for high rate Anaerobic reactors. Biogas production from vegetable market waste and Kitchen waste is another focus area of REVY.
REVY also provides bio-cultures to enhance the performance of the biological treatment unit of Effluent Treatment Plants (ETPs) for industrial waste containing high amounts of phenol and TDS. The company has the capability to provide treatability protocols for waste water from dairies, distilleries, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizer industries, in addition to complex effluents from Paper mills, Dye and Dye Intermediates, Petrochemicals industries by employing and adopting pre-treatment, advanced anaerobic, aerobic and tertiary treatment methods.
Shapecrunch is aiming to reinvent custom foot products with 3D Printing & Shapecrunch‘s Mobile app. It makes 3D models of foot orthotics from photos of feet using computer vision & machine learning. The mobile app eliminates the need for a scanner for doctors and the 3D printing technology lowers the cost, thereby saving time, money, effort and providing consistent quality. The same technology can be used for making prosthetics and even custom footwear too. The technology is being used by 25 clinics in India. Shapecrunch is seed funded, and has been accepted for a SPARSH BIRAC grant.
Ayaas Consultancy Services is an Engineering Design Analysis Consultancy Company, offering Computer Aided Engineering solutions in the areas of Structural, Thermal, Contact, Vibration, Fluid flow and Mechanism analyses techniques. They also undertake turnkey projects for special product development. Ayaas specialises in the areas of Engineering Design, Analysis, Product Development & Conversion – Modelling.
The Indian Polyurethane Association (IPUA) set up an IPUA Technical Center in May 2016 to provide technical services and resources to industry members. This virtual center offers various services through a web-based platform, and helps industry members in getting access to testing laboratories, technical experts, test standards as per their requirements. It also provides various resources such as a repository of physical and digital libraries for references, information related to safety-health-environment (SHE), technical newsletters and project reports etc.
The Technical Center also supports IPUA in spreading awareness and promoting usage of polyurethane while upholding the safety, quality and skill development through various training programs and workshops arranged across the regions. It also acts as a bridge between industry and academia to facilitate industry-academia collaborations.
Website : www.ipuatc.com
Vitiligo is a skin condition in which white patches appear on the skin due to the death of color-producing cells. This debilitating disease is a cause of immense psychological torment and is considered as a social stigma. At Ahammune, their endeavour is to resolve and treat the long-standing skin depigmentation disorder Vitiligo that has
affected the life of millions of people. They are currently developing new chemical/molecular entities (NCE/NME’s) for stalling the spread of depigmentation in Vitiligo.
Sense it Out Intelligent Solutions is an Agri-Tech startup with a vision to make technology affordable for farmers and maximize the crop yield.
Sense it Out’s product SICCA (Sensor-based Intelligent Crop Centric Automation) maximizes yield by optimizing the use of water and fertilizers. It is a wireless sensor-based IoT product which automates the Irrigation (Phase-I) & Fertigation (Phase-II) system using agri-research know-how. The Machine Learning algorithms help make intelligent decision-making and thus making the solution crop and farm centric.
The startup is co-founded by an IIT Bombay alumnus, Jasveer Singh and a Nanotechnology expert Dr. Abhay Hake. The startup has been awarded DST’s Nidhi Prayas Grant. They were one of top-20 startups in the Intel & DST’s
Innovate for Digital India Challenge mentored by CIIE – IIM Ahmedabad & UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. The startup is incubated by ICAR – Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi & is also supported by
NASSCOM 10K startups.
More info can be found at www.senseitout.com and can be reached on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eyedentify is an automotive IoT solutions start-up aimed at ensuring in-vehicle security for drivers and commuters via intelligent features designed to deter offenders and alert authorities in real-time in case of an incident.
The fully customizable system has telecommunication modules and is integrated with panic buttons and a camera, along with microphones and speakers, which enable the passenger or driver to get help when they need it most. If an accident occurs, like a collision or sudden jolt to the vehicle, connection to the control centre for help is automatically established. Similarly, in the case of an incident, the system can be triggered by pressing any of the panic buttons, or even by loud noises being detected in the vehicle. At this point, two-way voice communication will be established and video from the vehicle transmitted to the control centre, to validate the situation and dispatch the appropriate help. Throughout this process, the vehicle will continue to transmit its geographical location in real-time. In a situation where cellular connection is not available, the system uses long distance radio signals to send alerts to nearby Eyedentify devices.
Their aim is to accelerate the adoption of various renewable technologies across the world to conserve our environment. They are working on renewable energy in the nexus of food, water & energy.
Their ongoing product innovations are
(i) Novel Solar Dish with Fixed Receiver
(ii) Efficient Tracker for Photo-Voltaic Systems
(iii) Molten Salt Mediated Heat Exchanger with Thermal Storage
(iv) Smart Solar Drip Irrigation with Crop Tracking.
Early wound assessment and management is very crucial with the rise in Skin and Soft Tissue Infections (SSTI), ranging from diabetic foot ulcers, surgical site infections, burns, dermatology skin infections etc. Although it was estimated that an ankle is lost to diabetes somewhere in the world every 30 seconds, a more important fact is that up to 85% of all amputations in diabetes should be preventable. Conventional methods of SSTI monitoring are very ineffective. The problem is further compounded in low resource settings due to lack of quality infrastructure. Adiuvo Diagnostics is developing a non-invasive, portable Skin-Scope device to detect, classify major clinically relevant bacteria and fungus causing the infections in real time, and also access the rate of healing within 2 minutes. This will aid the doctors with early and right treatment protocol.
Since their incorporation in October 2015, one of IBPL’s major research activity has been the fermentation of the bacterium – Haemophilus influenzae B (HIB) – for production of extracellular polysaccharide, which is a major constituent of vaccines such as meningococcal vaccine.
They have also been working on two separate projects: The first is a project offered by Dhampur Sugar Mills on membrane cell recycle continuous fermentation of dilute molasses to ethanol. This work is now nearing completion, and is expected to have an impact on minimizing the effluent of molasses fermentation, which is a priority for improving pollution control in the alcohol distillation industry.
In October 2016, they were also granted a project by SBIRI (BIRAC) for work on the Human Papilloma Virus vaccine using a recombinant yeast for production of Virus like particles (VLPs) that can be used in the manufacture of the quadrivalent vaccine against HPV. This is a dire need of the country as more than 270 million adolescent women/girls are at risk of cervical cancer against which the vaccine works.
Sarvoshadhi Biotech Pvt. Ltd. is working in the field of Biotechnology/Life Sciences. It works on developing and supplying cell culture media, feeds and other reagents to Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries thereby supporting them in successful development and commercialization of human therapeutics.
BioPrime AgriSolutions Pvt Ltd is using its pioneering, innovative research & products in the areas of agriculture, horticulture & floriculture. Specifically, they are working on developing technologically advanced, affordable, better products for soil, crop & water management to the farmers, regardless of their farmland size.
The company has been awarded the prestigious Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) from BIRAAC, DBT for developing new solutions in plant breeding. BioPrime’spatented“organo-nano-regulator technology” uses agriculture biologicals to activate/regulate/modulate certain novel targets in plant or pest physiology. Their products combine the precision and rapid action obtained by synthetic/chemical inputs with the goodness of organic products. Their products are aligned with their vision of 100% organic, zero pesticide and zero residue farming.
They are working towards developing a ready-to-use biosurfactant-based formulation, that can successfully aid all household consumers to decontaminate and sanitize their fruits and vegetables before consumption. This unique 100% organic formulation removes 99% of pesticides, chemicals, toxins, pathogens, germs and other lethal substances. Washing of fruits and vegetables in this formulation has been shown to curtail the shrinking of produce and double the shelf life of products even without refrigeration, which can have a huge market in the rural sector, where the over 70 million households have poor access or no access to electricity. The unique selling point of their formulation is that it is odorless, tasteless, non oily, non-sticky, retains natural taste and does not require a rewash step in plain water, which not only helps save water but also simplifies the cleaning process for large-scale cleaning operations at distribution and export centers. This product finds application with farmers for exporting their produce free of any chemicals and pesticides and avoid rejection, at hotels, community centers, consumers etc.
Dee Dee Labs Pvt Ltd, founded in 2016, is a R&D startup company working in the healthcare domain. They are currently working on a non-invasive multigrasp myoelectric prosthetic arm for transradial amputee population in India and the Indian subcontinent. Their bionic arm technology platform is designed to restore anatomical function, lost by amputation, by using intelligent hardware and algorithms that can respond in a human-like way.
Swasti has patented, non toxic, biotechnology products, which empower farmers to mitigate risk caused by crop diseases. They have develop preventive “vaccines” for plants. Swasti’s three pronged program “BioAvert I” gives preventive solutions in the form of blocking pathogen entry, increasing beneficial microbes and stimulating plant defense mechanism. The “HiFarm” services provide advice based on – Hyper spectral imaging, Field analysis techniques, root zone analysis and microscopy.
Use of Swasti products delivers:
- 20 – 40% increase in the yield.
- 2X or more price.
- Reduction in costs (15 – 35%).
- 10 – 100 Times ROI.
Products have been commercialized on over 10,000 acres over 3 years.
WeInnovate Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd is startup whose mission is to develop affordable and rapid healthcare-therapeutic solutions. Currently, they are developing a formulation for accelerated healing of critical wounds. “HealRap” is their novel product for healing of diabetic foot ulcers. They are also involved in development of diagnostic solutions for antimicrobial susceptibility testing within 1 hour. Their mentors include medical doctors, business strategists, pre-clinical and clinical studies advisors, product building experts.
Econirmitee offers sustainable solutions towards waste management at door step by scientifically recycling waste and make their client campuses and customer homes zero garbage generation spaces.
The focus areas for waste management includes construction & demolition waste, floral waste, organic waste, landfill gas and carbon emissions from industries.
Company website: http://www.econirmitee.in/
Fluorogent is a spin-off based on NCL’s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The company wishes to develop Fluorescence based reagents useful for detection of cysteine, histidine,
hydrazine, nitroxyl and related markers. The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
Avieum Life Sciences Pvt Ltd aims to develop novel inhibitors of Pseudomonas aeruginosa using Fragment based drug discovery approach and by using siderophores as drug delivery agents.
The company also supports global pharmaceutical R&D organizations to accelerate their drug discovery research.
With a proven expertise in synthetic and medicinal chemistry, pre-clinical drug discovery and fragment based drug discovery, the company offer services to support drug discovery from hit identification to lead optimization, custom synthesis, impurity synthesis, reference standards, route scouting and process development.
The company is founded by Dr. Ramesh Kale who did his PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry from CSIR-NCL and has 12 years of experience in synthetic and medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and pathogen detection.
Altreal Bioinnovation Pvt Ltd is a spin-off based on CSIR-NCL’s capabilities and created under Lab2Mkt program of Venture Center. The aim of the startup is to develop explant prosthetics such as nose , ear and eye based on silicone.
The company is a recipient of “Biotechnology Ignition Grant” of DBT-BIRAC, GoI.
Annweshan is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The company wishes to develop innovative health care & biotech products at affordable costs and commercialize these products. Currently Annweshan is working to develop a metabolite (non-nucleic acid) biomarker based novel TB diagnostic kit for sensitive (can detect MTB missed by smear microscopy), specific (to MTB in sputum samples), fast, easy, instrument- free, cheap and point-of-care detection of M. tuberculosis bacilli in patient’s sputum as well as severity of disease in patients. The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
NEX is a provider of integrated environmental solutions with a mission to minimize environmental impact of human activity through managing waste from collection to disposal, while recovering valuable resources and creating clean and renewable energy. NEX specializes in processing of “Organic Food Waste” with cutting edge Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology to generate bio gas rich in methane and CO2, which will be compressed and commercialized to replace fossil fuel. NEX LLP is the subsidiary company of NEX to manage the contract of of processing 500 tons of organic waster per day in Pune.
Genrich Membranes is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The start-up focuses on development of affordable oxygen-enrichment unit using hollow fibre membranes for treatment of COPD patients. Genrich has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
Orthocrafts is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The start-up focuses on the development of high molecular weight polylactic acid based bioabsorbable implants. The company will eventually cater to the sports medicine market of India. Orthocrafts has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
Abhiruchi is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program . The company is working towards demonstrating the proof of concept for a novel formulation (patent protected) comprising a strain of Brevibacterium casei AP9 for a probiotic food additive, which will help reduce cholesterol absorption in the GI tract with potential long lasting action (as seen by higher and faster in-vitro Bile Salt Hydrolase(BSH) production than other LABs and as seen by higher adhesion to mucin layer). Abhiruchi has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
Biolmed is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The start-up aim to develop biomedical products for healthcare applications for human bone defects like bony voids, long bone defects and traumatic /surgical osseous defects. The company’s first product will be a osteoconductive bone graft substitute kit based on the silk-fibroin material. Biolmed has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
VIVIRA is a spin-off based on NCL’s technology. The Start–up plans to develop a novel and patent protected vortex diode based cavitation device (VodCa®) for enhancing bio-gas yield and throughput of anaerobic digesters. In-particular, prove the concept for biological digesters used in distillery industries (enhance throughput per m3 of digester and gas yield per m3 of spent wash by 20%). Applications to several agri- and marine- biotech industry.
SynThera Biomedical focuses on R&D, manufacture and commercialization of biomaterials-based medical devices that combine innovation with affordability. Their R&D expertise lies in the development of bioactive phosphate based glasses for use as synthetic bone graft materials in dental, maxillofacial and orthopaedic applications. The company has won the “LexInnova-Venture center award for Inventive Enterpsise” an award for free IP services under CSR initiative of Venture Center.
ExoCan is the first exosomes based company in India working in the Oncodiagnostic and Therapeutics space. ExoCan is dedicated to build innovative technology platforms in the frontiers of exosomes research by using their propriety technologies. It aims to translate the clinical potential of these tiny vesicles for better management of cancers by employing cross-disciplinary approaches at the forefront of exosomes research. The company is building up a broad range of biofluids e.g. urine, saliva, blood based platforms suitable to end users and clinicians alike. This platforms offer following advantages over existing exosomes based technologies for cancer diagnosis:
1.Rapid, and sensitive method for enriching exosomes from biofluids
2. Enhanced selectivity of the test
3. High yield and precision
4. Choice based use of technology
The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI, Exocan is founded by Aman Sharma who is persuing his Ph.D from NCCS, Pune
Module is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The start-up is developing affordable and innovative diagnostic devices for rapid microbial detection. The company will leverage the platform technology developed at CSIR-NCL Pune to develope quick, colorimetric, portable and reusable biosensor based on nanofibers for E.coli O157:H7 sensing and detection. The team has already demonstrated reversible thermal chromism and solvent chromism in nanofibers of PCDA/PHBV by doping ZnO nanoparticles and Color change by Biotin-Streptavidin interaction in solution phase. The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI. They have also been featured at various news media including Economic Times, Times of India and Pixr 8. Module is founded by two engineers Sachin Dubey and usman Khan both of them holding B.Tech and M.tech from University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.
NavStik is technology startup working in the space of autonomous systems. The company currently focus on building platform for commercial drone applications like Policing, Arial Delivery, Photography, Arial Sensing , Agriculture, communication, Inspections, Disaster management, mapping survey etc. The company offers a range of products and services that includes both hardware like “NavStik Autopilot & Airframe” and softwares like user app and NavStik SDK. NavStik is founded by Nitin Gupta an alumnus of IIT-Bombay and University of Maryland. The company has raised early seed capital.
Actorius Innovations and Research Pvt Ltd (AIR) is a research and development company focused on creating novel biomaterials that have critical applications in the life science, drug delivery and medical diagnostics field. The company strives to develop in-house platform technologies that will fulfill a current need in medical procedure by improving upon an existing technology or device, or an unmet need that is clearly defined and acknowledged by medical professionals. AIR is founded by Dr. Jayant Khandare who is an NCL alumnus and Ex-Piramal Life Sciences, Dr. Muralidhara Padigaru who is also an ex-Piramal Life Sciences and Ph.D from PGIMER, Chandigarh. The third co-founder of AIR is Arvindan Vasudevan who has Master’s degree in Chemistry and a Certificate in Business Studies (Marketing).
AIR has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant and Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI.
Barefeet is a spin-off based on NCL ‘s technology created under Venture Center’s “Lab2Mkt” program. The company is committed to develop the innovative solutions for cheaper, faster and more efficient screening of residual compounds / contaminants in dairy and agro products. BareFeet proposes to screen samples for residual compounds / contaminants using MALDI-MS and to screen multiple analytes per samples at extremely reasonable and affordable costs. The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
NEX is a provider of integrated environmental solutions with a mission to minimize environmental impact of human activity through managing waste from collection to disposal, while recovering valuable resources and creating clean and renewable energy. NEX specializes in processing of “Organic Food Waste” with cutting edge Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology to generate bio gas rich in methane and CO2, which will be compressed and commercialized to replace fossil fuel. They have developed a proprietary one-box biogas technology.
Winnergy Bangalore project: Bangalore Municipal corporation (BBMP) has appointed NEX to design, build and operate a 250TPD of food waste- compressed bio gas processing plant. Nex has signed a tri-partite agreement with Bruhat Bangalore Hotels Association (BBHA) & BBMP to process 250 tons of organic waster per day. Noble Exchange is founded by Nuriel Pezarkar, MBA and Ex-Kimberly Clark India, Shweta Negi- MBA, Ex-Kimberly Clark India and Sumedh Bapat a Mechanical engineer and MBA.
CSIR-Tech enables enterprises to access technology emanating from premier science based R&D laboratories and academic institutions. We are the preferred partner for technology seekers to reach technology providers like R&D laboratories and academic institutions. CSIR-Tech also actively creates and builds new ventures (‘spin-offs’) that seek to commercialize lab R&D. To leverage this unique and high-quality deal flow, CSIR-Tech is raising an early stage, domestic venture fund.
Helium Consulting is a software services based company for process manufacturing. The company provides optimization, analytics, control and simulation services to process industries like Refineries, Chemicals and Polymers, Pharma, Power and utilities, Metals and Mining. Helium is founded by Indranath Majumdar who is an alumnus of IIT-Kharagpur and IIM. He is also ex-Aspen Technology, Inc.
Periwnkle Technologies is a platform based company for comprehensive healthcare management through mobile and web based app. Their proprietary app called “Bhramar Health” is an unique healthcare platform. Periwinkle is founded and run by Koustubh Naik and Veena Moktali. both of the founders hold BE and MS in Engineering Management from San Jose State University. The company is a recipient of SPARSH grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI
Founded in 2010, Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt. Ltd. is a privately-held biotechnology company that provides novel chemical-proteomics based technologies and services to identify & validate drug targets; thus de-risking molecules and supporting crucial GO / NO-GO decisions throughout the drug discovery process. The company has received SPARSH and SBIRI grant by DBT-BIRAC , GoI. The company has also raised early stage seed capital and angel funding. Shantani is founded by Dr. Chaitanya Saxena who is a seasoned professional and bring successful experience of developing technologies for drug-target deconvolution and drug-target interaction measurements in intact biological systems from his tenure at Eli Lilly & Company. Chaitanya earned a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA.
Sofomo Embedded Solutions is an embedded electronics product company with focus on wireless medical electronics. Sofomo’s health outreach offering called Arogya Sakhi is a program for Doorstep Community Health Services through the Mobile Health Worker. Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), a widely acclaimed NGO running various programs sponsored by USAID, World Bank, DFID, etc partnered with Sofomo to structure the program and adopt it into its agenda for health. Arogya Sakhi received early recognition for its huge potential for social impact in November 2014, when it was awarded the 2014 Mobile For Good Award by the Vodafone Foundation, India.Sofomo’s flagship product is Lifeplot UNIQ is the world’s lightest, handheld and connected fully diagnostic ECG device. It enables rural-urban healthcare connectivity by instantaneously transferring ECG from a remote location to Specialist for diagnosis. UNIQ is a wholly “Made-in-India” product! Sofomo is founded by Gautam Morey who is a first generation entrepreneur and Electronics Engineer from the University of Pune.
Seagull Biosolutions is in to immunotherapies & affordable vaccines. The company is working towards building a technology platform for modern, effective, affordable medicines through disruptive vaccine development technology that produces affordable vaccines rapidly. Their proprietary vaccine development platform is called “eSAME” and “Active Virosomes” technologies. Seagull is founded by Dr. Vishwas Joshi who is an alumnus of IISc , Bangalore and ex-Glenmark Pharmaceuticals. The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI, Grant from Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, raised seed investment and corporate grant.
GNANLex Hermenueticus Pvt. Ltd is a knowledge & technology based firm providing services in intellectual property, regulatory linkages, technology development, licensing & contracts of IP related areas within India and globally. Currently located in Mumbai, GNANLex Hermenueticus Pvt. Ltd is serving the IP needs of Pune by providing services to various organizations in and around Pune. GNANLex is founded by Dr. Gopakumar G. Nair who has 40 years of experience and knowledge in pharmaceutical and chemical industry at different levels and positions and Past-President of Indian Drug Manufacturers’ Association.
Embryyo is a medical devices and healthcare solutions based company. They are working for devoloping innovative medical devices like Pill-box for TB drug adherance monitoring, non-invasive billirubin meter for neonatal jaundice, cervical cancer screening, etc for addressing women and maternal health, child health, public health. The company is Bill & melinda gates foundation grantee and winner of Grand challenges in TB control and Global health. Embryyo has also received SPARSH grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI. They are the winner of USAID and “Innovator for Digital India Challenge”. Embryyo is founded by Nishant kumar who is an alumnus of IIT-Bombay and Ex-Philips Healthcare
Pratiti is focused on the convergence of technologies such as SMAC, IoT & analytics, and applying this convergence to transform processes and experiences for corporates, consumers and society at large. Initial applications will be in adaptive learning and Industry 4.0. The company proposes to offer IoT (Internet of Things) with focus on industries like bio-tech and manufacturing, product Innovation, user experience and digitization of corporates.
Nayam innovations is a biomaterial based company working towards developing novel Intra-Ocular Lens (IOL) to provide spectacle-free vision to patients undergoing cataract surgery. The company has received Biotechnology Ignition Grant by DBT-BIRAC, GoI, and raised seed funding through grant and equity investments. Nayam Innovations is founded by Tanuj Gigras who holds a B.Tech and M.Tech in Engineering Physics from IIT Bombay.