Hot Start-up: Thinking longevity over valuation

Dr Nilay Lakhkar (30) returned to India in December 2014 after completing his eight-month post-doctoral stint at Helmholtz Institute of Biomaterials in Germany


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He began traveling across India exploring opportunities where he could put his skills to good use.

During one such trip, he met Dr Chandra Sharma in Trivandrum, a foremost researcher in biomaterials and tissue engineering.

"During our discussion, he mentioned the possibility of starting a company focused on technologies that I had worked on in my MSc and PhD research, and pointed me towards Venture Center, Pune, a start-up incubator located at National Chemical Laboratories (NCL)," reveals Dr Nilay Lakhkar, founder & CEO, SynThera Biomedical.

Dr Lakhkar holds a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai. He received his Master's and PhD in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from the University College London (UCL), UK, in 2008 and 2014 respectively.

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