Hot Start-up: The exclusive scientist-cum-entrepreneur

Almost ten years ago, Dr Kshitish Acharya K (48) began pondering about venturing into the big world of business


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While brainstorming ideas for his venture, he saw the need for high quality data analysis services - by scientists and for scientists.

He recognized it as an opportunity for revenue generation and 'real value addition' to the scientific community.

Convinced about the thrust, he started Shodhaka Life Sciences in 2009.

He also believed that a long-term goal of achieving better diagnostics will be possible with novel approach for better biomarker identification.

Today, he also serves as a core faculty member and scientist at IBAB (Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology), in Bangalore, where Shodhaka is incubated at the institute's business incubator.


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