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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Chennai is finally catching up in the Life Sciences & Informatics Race

Chennai is fast catching up lots of activity in the last 6 months in the field of Life Sciences and Informatics.

  1. HCL lifescience is now started operation form chennai in addition to their unit in Delhi
  2. A very ambitious venture spearheaded by none other than Dr. K.B. Chandrasekhar is Svapas
  3. TICEL biopark also has a few (Huclin Research, Histogenetics) but just CROs and others yet to have core informatics companies
  4. The early bird and one company which has been fighting and surviving all the odds Brain Waves has recently been creating vibes in the literature informatics and literature mining
  5. Neozene Bio Sciences has an office in chennai
  6. Vasta Biotech guess is a biotechnology firm
  7. Here a big wig GVK though is just testing the chennai waters with its biocampus
GVK Bio-has launched its new branch of bioCampus in Chennai Informatics division offering "Protein modeling and Drug Design"-training with recruitment program and projects for final year M.Sc, B.Tech, M.Tech, B.Pham, M.Pham students.

GVK Biosciences Private Limited,
#37, Sterling Road, Nungambakkam,
, India
T +91 044 - 66293000, 66293007
F +91 44 66293199
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Life Science and Informatics

What is this?
is this a new industry?
or a old wine in a new bottle?

Well Life Sciences and Informatics can be anything form computational biology, all omes and omics, core bioinformatics to curation and literature mining, database creation, in the area of biology, chemistry , bio-chem space.

There are number of companies in India and bangalore is the forefront as a major bio-cluster with 20 to 30 companies in this sphere.

now how good are these companies doing?
how good are they in terms of the international markets and how profitable is their business?
what do they do?
their clients?

These are some interesting things that could be discussed in this blog page...

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