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Did you know that your genes decide everything? From drug response to personality traits, everything can be predicted based on your genes. It is just like how food advertisements can influence your eating behaviour. These lifestyle and medical genetic questions lie at the centre of what this multiple award-winning genetic lab, Swagene, has to offer.
From how to control and reverse balding to how to treat cancer, Swagene has solutions brewing in their lab. It makes advanced personalised medicine available, accessible, and affordable for diseases, including infections, cancer, pregnancy, infertility, heart disease and others, which are being used by top specialists all over India. “Swaviva” was recently launched as their Lifestyle Genetics brand for conditions ranging from fitness and nutrition to hair and skin wellness. They are actively exploring startups and chains in related fields to help personalise solutions offered to their customers in gyms, spas, etc.
The founding team is an accomplished scientist-doctor duo. Dr Sooraj Ratnakumar got his PhD from Cambridge and did several years of postdoctoral research in the USA, UK, and Switzerland, while Dr KM Vani is an experienced gynecologist and obstetrician with expertise in quality and patient safety.
Learnings from 2016:
Key Milestones till 2016:
- DSIR-certified R&D laboratory
- DIPP-certified Innovative startup
- FICCI DST-Lockheed Martin Gold Medal for Innovation
- CII Startup of the Year, healthcare
- NASSCOM 10K Startup
- IIT Kharagpur: Most Innovative Startup, Empresario
- IIM Ahmedabad: Masterplan Winner
- BITS Pilani: Conquest Winner
Featured in National media
- Business Standard
- CNBC Young Turks
- Economic Times Health
- Yahoo! News
- Part of stories in Economic Times, Times of India, Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle
- Featured on various blogs and online media outlets
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