Lung Cancer EGFR testing got a mighty enemy with Easier sampling and Quick results in 48 hours

A woman with lung cancer got EGFR mutation results in 48 hours, and tumour regression by Day 3 with Swagene’s innovations. Lung cancer (adenocarcinoma of the lung) is dominated by EGFR mutations especially in Asians. The majority of patients who

Swagene in Indonesia: Dr Vani trains our Jakarta partner team

With a very innovative portfolio of molecular tests at some of the most affordable prices and the fastest turnaround times in the world, we have got quite a good share of interest in our tests from outside India. One of the

How Genetics Impacts Your Everyday Life and Wellness

“I felt dizzy as I felt the ground give way under my feet. I was playing badminton early on a Saturday. I gently hopped to the nearest chair. After going through the rigmarole of MRI it was diagnosed with a

The Story of Swagene – Part II

This is an email interview with the Founders of Swagene that will be published over two parts. Read Part I here. What are the challenges faced by your startup? R&D is quite finance-intensive. Although we work with a jugaad mentality,

The Story of Swagene – Part I

This is an email interview with the Founders of Swagene that will be published over two parts. Introducing Swagene: Could you tell us something about your venture? Swagene is an expert molecular diagnostic lab that pioneers bench-to-bedside translation of advanced clinical

Precision Medicine or Personalized Medicine: Fad, Myth or Here Forever?

What is Personalized Medicine (PM) and how is this new approach enabling better healthcare? Medical practitioners have always known that patients respond differently to drugs and procedures; one of the simplest examples would be allergies, for instance to peanuts or medicines.

Winning the Masterplan 2015 startup competition at IIM Ahmedabad

Swagene was recently crowned the Winner of Masterplan 2015, conducted by IIM Ahmedabad, in the Business Startups category. With over 500 applications in an innovative format, three rounds of selection brought them down to 20, who were invited to IIM

Swagene wins Conquest 2015, BITS Pilani’s startup conclave

There was a moment of victory seconds before the announcement of the winner when one or two members of the audience shouted 'Swagene'! Earlier in the afternoon when close to 30 people had personally appreciated our talk, I had already

Govt of India fetes Swagene with Gold medal for Innovation

Swagene won the gold medal for Innovation at the DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation program in Delhi on May 13th, 2015. Sooraj Ratnakumar, the founder-scientist, received the medal and certificate from Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of the Department of Science

Swagene wins CII’s Startup of the Year 2014 in healthcare

Swagene won the Startup of the Year 2014 award in healthcare sector on 24th November. I received the plaque from Lakshmi Narayanan, Vice Chairman and CEO of Cognizant Technology. Vennimalai, Founder and CEO of Aavanor, very graciously presented the award