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Indian Women Scientist’s Association (IWSA), in collaboration with Depts. of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Applied Genetics, Indian Academy Degree College – Autonomous organized a BRNS popular science lecture on “Clinical and Translational Networks for Impactful Innovation” on 3rd September 2019.

Clinical and Translational Networks for Impactful Innovation 2019

The resource person was Dr. Varsha Sridhar, Director and Co-founder, Molecular Solutions Care Health LLP, Bengaluru. The lecture was attended by Life Science faculty and B.Sc. and M.Sc. students Life Science students (10 faculty and 110 students). Dr. Varsha talked about her journey from PhD and Post Doc to Entrepreneurship. She discussed about the motto of her company which is “Access to All“. She talked about how her company started as a purely advanced molecular diagnostic lab about two and a half years ago, and has been co-evolving into an innovation and R &D center with multiple projects and dreams for many more. She discussed about the development of a tool for HIV diagnosis which was a clearly molecular biology based kit. However, she then discussed how this product then evolved to include the social and clinical knowledge and networks to make innovations translational, scalable, and impactful. She also gave the students a lot of information on how to access resources to become an entrepreneur. The lecture was interactive and both the faculty and students learnt a lot and enjoyed the lecture.