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Gone are the days when start-ups were associated with young-blooded, fresh graduates from prestigious universities abroad and iconic Indian institutes.

Today, age is proving to be an ignorable factor for pursuing passionate entrepreneurial adventures.

Fifty-two-year-old Dr Vishwas Joshi founded Pune-based start-up Seagull BioSolutions (SBPL) along with Dr Shailendra Maheshwari in 2011.

The company is incubated at Venture Center, an Entrepreneurship Development Center, hosted by National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Pune.

Seagull is involved in developing and commercializing new technologies for advanced healthcare applications and medicines addressing unmet medical needs in the country and are affordable to the common man.


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