DSS Imagetech expanded its product
range significantly and reshaped its business by entering into a JV
with Takara Bio,Japan
|Revenue 116.84 Crore
Mr Arvinder Dhingra
|Business: Suppliers of
clinical lab, biotech research instruments and tools
|Start-up Year: 1965
|Address: A-5 Mohan Cooperative
DSS Imagetech provides cutting-edge technology
solutions to researchers working in different areas of biotechnology.
After an initial focus on microscopy, the company gradually expanded
its product range and included application areas such as image analysis
software systems, genetic workstation, DNA probes and microarray
The company has now entered into the manufacturing of high-end
molecular biology reagents.
In the FY 2010-11, the company registered a good growth rate with
revenue touching to
116.84 crore as compared to
88.08 crore in the FY
On April 1, 2011, DSS Life Sciences, a division of DSS Imagetech
entered into a joint venture with the Japanese company Takara Bio and
formed a new company known as DSS Takara Bio India. The joint venture
is eying the opportunities arising out of increased research funding
and the lack of manufacturing units in the country.
According to Dr Ushakar Nag, director, DSS Takara Bio India, “The JV is
a milestone achievement for DSS and will take the company to a new
dimension. It will bring the manufacturing technology of high end
molecular biology reagents to India, thereby giving a competitive edge
to Indian biological resea-rch. We plan to offer the diagnostic kits at
a never-seen-before lowest price in India. I hope that this JV will be
able to fill the void with a focus on kits.”
Micro-Imaging division being the oldest division of DSS is the backbone
of the company. DSS enjoys a unique position as the most informed
supplier of microscopes and digital imaging solutions in the country.
DSS continues to provide training in the field of IHC, FISH and
advanced imaging through its training division.
To tap the rapidly growing medical and surgical market in India, DSS
recently set up its Medical Division and tied up with Olympus Medical
Systems for their flexible gastroenterology and bronchoscopy products
for North and East India.