Founded at IIT Delhi in 2020, Edna BioLabs produces specialty enzymes for the Indian and global market. Our initial product offering includes enzymes in the molecular biology and mass spectrometry segments, as well as derivative products including kits and reagent mixes. Our founding team has leveraged years of experience in biomolecule production in top universities (IIT Delhi, ICT Mumbai) and leading companies (Biocon, Syngene, Intas) to launch Edna as a commercial venture, guided by our Scientific Advisor Prof. Anurag S. Rathore, Co-ordinator of the DBT Centre of Excellence for Biopharmaceutical Technology.
Our enzymes are recombinantly produced and purified using a state-of-the-art purification train consisting of multiple chromatography and filtration steps in series. Each enzyme vial from Edna is guaranteed to have equal or better activity and purity compared to those from top international companies including New England Biolabs, Thermo Scientific, and Takara Bio. We are also currently the only Indian manufacturers of specialty mass spectrometry enzymes. With fast distribution channels across the country and exceptional value for price, we hope to become the brand of choice for specialty enzymes for academic research and industrial labs in India.
Having personally experienced the difficulties and expense involved in procuring high quality enzymes and reagents for our research, we are determined to make a difference in the Indian market by providing top-quality specialty enzymes at an affordable price to both academic and industrial research labs. We hope to ultimately enter the diagnostics segment, as specialty enzymes are critical reagents in many IVD testing and biomarker detection kits and are currently majorly imported from USA, Europe and China. We believe that the availability of high-quality domestic enzymes will help improve affordability and accessibility to diagnostics information for Indians across the country.
We would love to work with
We are always seeking collaborators! We are looking to expand our industrial partners, distribution network, and product development partners, both in India and abroad.
We are also actively seeking to connect with businesses who may be interested in purchasing our enzymes in bulk as components of in-vitro diagnostics kits.
If you are interested in partnering with us in any capacity, please shoot us a quick email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we would be thrilled to connect with you.
Our Founding Team
We are recent Ph.D. graduates from IIT Delhi with extensive experience in bioprocessing and biotherapeutics. We have worked on expression, purification and analytical testing of bacterial proteins, monoclonal antibodies, biosimilars and natural products, and have multiple patents and publications.
Dr. Vishwanath Hebbi
Innovation and Quality Control
Vishwanath earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and his M. Tech in Bioprocessing from ICT Mumbai. He also has 2 years of industrial experience in Biocon, Bangalore, as a Senior Scientist, Research and Development.
Vishwanath has over 10 international publications and 3 filed patents. His areas of expertise include downstream purification of proteins and biotherapeutics, analytical characterization, and process analytical technology. He is also an expert in IP and patents.
Ms. Garima Thakur
Product Strategy and Marketing
Garima earned her B. Tech in Chemical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering at IIT Delhi. She has 1 year of work experience in Exiger USA (Hong Kong office) as a due diligence associate.
Garima has several international publications and 3 filed patents. Her areas of expertise are process analytical technology, multivariate data analytics, and downstream process control. She is also an expert in Python programming.
Dr. Nikhil Kateja
Manufacturing and Development
Nikhil earned his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Delhi and his M. Tech in Bioprocessing from ICT Mumbai. He also has 3 years of industrial experience in Syngene, Bangalore, as a Senior Executive, Research and Development.
Nikhil has over 10 international publications and 2 filed patents. His areas of expertise include continuous processing of bio-therapeutics, downstream filtration and chromatography, and statistical optimization. He is also an expert in purification of natural molecules.
Prof. Anurag S. Rathore, Ph.D.
Mentor and Scientific Advisor
Prof. Rathore has been a Professor of Chemical Engineering at IIT Delhi for over 10 years. He is the Dean of Corporate Relations at IIT Delhi and the Co-ordinator of the DBT Centre of Excellence for Bio-Pharmaceutical Technology. He has over 12 years of industrial experience in USA at Amgen and Pharmacia.
Prof. Rathore has over 250 international publications and 3 granted patents with more than 20 filed. He is a leading international expert on continuous bioprocessing, process analytical technology and affordable biotherapuetics.