A bunch of crazy folks with a mission to change the way diseases are diagnosed around the world.
Sachin Dubey, CoFounder & CEO
Sachin is the Cofounder of Module Innovations and serves as the Chief Executive. He is a stern advocate of team work and believes in its power. Sachin has been involved with NCL for Technology commercialisation and is a talented business oriented scientific mind. He is also part of the healthcare accelerator program at IIM,Ahmedabad and has executive education from IIM-A as part of the top 50 innovators under India Innovation Growth Program (IIGP 2.0). He was part of the Indian delegation to visit Washington DC and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and Harvard Innovation Lab under IIGP. He has been awarded twice back to back prizes at IKMC 2014 and 15 in the diagnostics category and Falling Walls Lab award by DAAD Germany. He is also a SLP fellow for 2014-15.He did his B.Tech and M.Tech in Nanotechnology from the Centre for Converging Technologies, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Well, he loves long driving and is crazy about gadgets and automobiles.
Maya KV, CTO
Maya holds a M.Tech degree in Industrial Catalysis from CUSAT, Kochi and M.Sc chemistry from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerela. A material chemist by training she is an expert in Lateral flow and point of care tests based on novel chemistries and nanomaterials. Prior to Module Maya had 5 years of extensive research experience at CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune on some very interesting research fields including polymers, catalysts, fuel cells, electrochemistry and nano materials. Maya has been instrumental in writing and developing lead technology for several research and funding proposals for Module including the prestigious CARB-X , Grand Challenges Canada & BMGF Sentinels. Maya has several papers and multiple patents to her credit. Maya’s motivation to bring affordable healthcare using technology to masses made her entry into Module. In her free time Maya can be found cooking new delicacies.
Mohit Dubey, Chief Designer
Mohit is the Chief Designer at Module Innovations and has been instrumental in developing the designs for USense, CSense and ASTSENSe. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture followed by post graduation in Industrial design from National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, where he led several concepts into prototypes and industrial forms. Many of his distinctive and unique designs adorn some of the leading hotels of India. During his college days Mohit also worked with newspapers as a political cartoonist and thinker, where his cartoon editorials on the main page were much loved and read. Mohit is a true technophile and one can find the best audio and video gadgets at his place.
Dr. Dherendra Sharma, Chief Medical Officer
Dherendra earned his MBBS degree from M.P Shah medical college, Jamnagar, Gujarat and did his internship from Guru Gobind Singh hospital. He has worked with Railway hospital, Ajmer giving him much needed experience in a government setup that is of immense value to Module. Dherendra was also engaged in critical care with Santokba Durlabhji hospital, Jaipur. Dherendra is a passionate advocate for out of the box solutions and sternly believes in quality of work. Dheru as we call him is a techie by heart and a devoted foodie. If not medical he would have his hands onto a brush and not a scalpel.
Prof. Till Bachmann, Scientific Advisor-Diagnostics
Till Bachmann is the Deputy Head of Infection Medicine at the Deanery of Biomedical Sciences at Edinburgh Medical School. He is also Director of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases MSc and Biomedical Sciences and PhD programmes at The University of Edinburgh and the Zhejiang University – University of Edinburgh Institute in China. Till has a PhD on biosensors from research at University of Stuttgart and The University of Tokyo and a German Habilitation in Analytical Biotechnology. He is an expert in point of care detection of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance, conducting research at the interface of biomarkers and rapid diagnostics. Till is coordinator of the UK-India project ‘DOSA – Diagnostics for One Health and User Driven Solutions for AMR’, the JPIAMR-VRI Network AMR Dx Global, succeeding the JPIAMR Transnational Working Group on Rapid Diagnostic Tests. Till fulfils a variety of industrial and institutional advisory roles worldwide. As such he is vice-chair of the JPIAMR Scientific Advisory Board UK AMR Diagnostic Collaborative, panel member for the Longitude Prize on Antibiotics, Scientific Advisory Board member for Devices & Diagnostics under National Biopharma Mission of the Indian BIRAC, and founder of AMR DxC – the Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Challenge competition
Dr V.Premnath,PhD Advisor-Marketing and strategy
Dr.Premnath is currently the Head, NCL Innovations – the group within National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) charged with the responsibility of championing the cause of technology innovation within NCL. Premnath also provides leadership for the Intellectual Property Group at NCL – one of India’s leading IP management groups based out of research institutions. He holds a B.Tech. from the Indian Institute of Technology – Bombay and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has also been a Chevening Technology Enterprise Fellow with the Centre for Scientific Enterprises, London Business School and Cambridge University, UK. He brings with him considerable experience in technology development and commercialization (two successfully commercialized families of biomedical products), working with start-up companies (in Cambridge-UK and India) and engaging with large corporations on research and consulting projects as project leader.
Dr. Taslimarif Sayyed, PhD
Dr. Taslimarif is the CEO of CCAMP-Bangalore one of the biggest technology incubators of India, created by the Department of Biotechnology. Dr. Saiyed’s initial training has been in neurosciences, where he received his PhD from Max-Planck Institute for Brain Research, Germany and followed by postdoctoral training at University of California San Francisco (UCSF). At the same time, he also underwent training in management for Biotech and Innovation from QB3 at UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco. In the bay area, he also served as a Management Consultant with QB3 New Biotech Venture Consulting and in an individual capacity, he also consulted for many biotech firms in the US. Dr Taslim has been associated with Module Innovations since its inception in 2014.
Dr. BLV Prasad, Scientific Advisor
Dr Prasad is currently the Director of the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) in Bengaluru an autonomous institute of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is also the chief scientist at National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) Pune and works extensively in the area of nanomaterials and its application in sensing. Dr Prasad has more than 127 peer reviewed publications to his credit. Dr. Prasad has co-developed and licensed several technologies which are now in the market, including polymer based maxilla facial implants and eye orbit implants.
Dr. Satya Prakash Dash
Dr. Dash is currently the CEO at BioCyTiH Foundation at BITS Goa. Prior to this he has had several leadership roles as Director, Global innovations impact lab at PATH and Head Strategy Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development & In-charge Head IP at BIRAC amongst several others. Dr Das brings in perspective from PATH for diagnostic development and his deep insights on translating technologies from lab to market and crossing the valley of death.
Prof. Vincent M Rotello, Scientific Advisor
Vincent Rotello is the Charles A. Goessmann Professor of Chemistry and a University Distinguished Professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his B.S. in Chemistry in 1985 from Illinois Institute of Technology, and his Ph. D. in 1990 in Chemistry from Yale University. He was an NSF postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1990-1993, and joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in 1993. He has been the recipient of the NSF CAREER and Cottrell Scholar awards, as well as the Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, the Sloan Fellowships, and the Langmuir Lectureship, and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and of the Royal Society of Chemistry (U.K.). He is also recognized in 2014 and 2015 by Thomson Reuters as one of the “Most Influential Scientific Minds”. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry, and is on the Editorial Board of 14 other journals. His research program focuses on using synthetic organic chemistry to engineer the interface between hard and soft materials, and spans the areas of devices, polymers, and nanotechnology/bionanotechnology, with over 460 peer-reviewed papers published to date. He is actively involved in the development of new nanomanufacturing methods, and in the area of bionanotechnology his research includes programs in delivery, imaging, diagnostics and nanotoxicology.