• 9 January 2012
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Spearheading innovation

Biospecialcsospearheading With the burden of diseases increasing by the day around the world, the need to innovate in diagnosis and treatment of disorders is becoming necessary now more than ever. BioSpectrum looks at two companies where the chief scientific officers have gone off the beaten path to discover new platform technologies using the tools of biotechnology to treat known disorders.

♦   Dr Pradip Majumdar of Mitra Biotech and his team have come up with the Oncomics platform technology, which has the potential to revolutionize personalized cancer cure.

♦   At Transgene Biotek, Dr Vijayan has inspired breakthrough research in the area of therapeutic vaccine for HIV, apart from an R&D pipeline for humanized monoclonal antibodies and work on transdermal route of delivery for insulin.

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