India prides in inventing a safe nucleic acid stain
In a claim that will change the way researches using these stains are being done, making it completely safe, Indian Institute of Science’s (IISc) J Fathima Benazir says the stain she has developed — tinto rang — is safe even on consumption. Benazir, who had worked extensively on developing this new stain during her doctoral and post-doctoral research at IISc, has launched from her firm Azooka Life Sciences, which is an incubation supported by the institute’s Society for Innovation and Development.
Azooka Life Sciences is the only Indian company that has created a plant-based dye for medical and life sciences (non-human) research. Most of the stains or dyes in the market are synthetic, which can be carcinogenic on repeated exposure in lab conditions. Dyes are used – in labs – to enhance the microscopic image of tissues to isolate the DNA or any form of protein in crop research, food safety and medical diagnosis to understand the incidence of disease. However every opportunity starts with the doubting of the self.
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Bangalore-based start-up discovers the world’s safest and fastest DNA and RNA stain
Azooka claims its fluorescent dye as the world's safest and fastest DNA and RNA stain. It was conceived out of Dr Fathima's PhD research, and was launched in March 2016, after 3 long years of hard work and research.
Fathima Benazir is a highly acclaimed doctor and has authored several publications. She has an expertise in microbiology, cell biology and biochemistry. She started her career as a lecturer and has gained much credence in the medical industry. Alex is an incredibly creative marketing person who simply gets things done. He is a very creative and passionate marketer with a racy mind that churns out ideas continuously. Both of them started out a venture called Azooka Life Sciences. They are a specialty fluorescent dye company with focus on bringing safe fluorescent stains for application in Biological sciences and Genomics.
IISC scientist's invention to make researches safer
BENGALURU: From crop improvement and food testing to forensic applications, carcinogenic and toxic nucleic acid stains are something biologists and genome experts have been using for long, notwithstanding concerns over the effects of exposure to these stains. Their basic use is to impart colour to tissues or cells and they also facilitate microscopic study and identification, important for researchers.
In a claim that will change the way researches using these stains are being done, making it completely safe, Indian Institute of Science's (IISc) J Fathima Benazir says the stain she has developed -- tinto rang -- is safe even on consumption.
IISc Scientist Reports the World's Fastest and Safest, Food Grade DNA/RNA Stain From India - tinto rang™
tinto rang™, a Patent Pending Nucleic Acid gel Stain Developed From a Plant Source, is the Safest and Fastest Stain in the World Market, Says IISc Scientist.
Dr. J Fathima Benazir, Co-founder and CEO, azooka life sciences, who completed her postdoctoral research from IISc recently, announced the discovery of tinto rang™, a patent pending, food grade nucleic acid gel stain today (2 March 2016) at the Satish Dhawan auditorium, IISc, Bengaluru to an audience of scientists.
First ever food-grade nucleic acid gel stain developed indigenously
A patent-pending nucleic acid gel stain called tintorang™ developed from a plant source was recently unveiled by J Fathima Benazir, Co-founder and CEO, Azooka Life Sciences. Azooka Life Sciences is a Bangalore-based start-up venture, which focuses on bringing safe fluorescent stains for application in biological sciences and genomics. It was born out of the Society for Innovation and Development, Indian Institute of Science.
azooka life sciences develops DNA/RNA stain ‘tinto rang™’ from plant source for application in biological sciences & genomics
azooka life sciences, a specialty fluorescent dye company with focus on bringing safe fluorescent stains for application in biological sciences and genomics, is now ready with a patent pending food grade nucleic acid gel stain. Known as tinto rang™, the nucleic acid gel stain is developed from a plant source. The company claims that it is the safest and fastest stain in the world market.
First ever food-grade nucleic acid gel stain developed indigenously.Source:indiabioscience
Bio-Europe - 2016
Bio-Europe - AZOOKA LIFE SCIENCES
A grand three day program exhibiting about 1,982 established and newly incorporated companies from over 63 countries across the fields of biotech, pharma and finance, including giants like Merck, johnson&johnson & Pfizer, forming a prodigious platform for networking and partnering.
Azooka was one of the 105 selected stratup Exhibitors, where tinto rang was highly appraised at the BioEurope Partnering event & has opened up various avenues for collaboration overseas.
Bangalore India Bio - 2016
#BEST EXHIBITOR AWARD - AZOOKA LIFE SCIENCES
The 16th edition of Bangalore INDIA BIO organized by Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka. It was committed to promote Biotechnology in the state With 80 Exhibitors from various verticals of Life Sciences Industry like biopharmaceuticals, biosuppliers, bio-informatics, bio-medical devices and Start-ups participated in the Exhibition attracted over 3000 business visitors. with International Representation from over 12 countries with major delegates from leading countries UK, Spain, Korea, USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Belgium, Taiwan, and Malaysia.
Healthy launch of tinto rang™
#U.T. KHADER UNVEILS tinto rang™
Health & Family Minister of Karnataka, U.T. Khader unveils tinto rang™ at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore., which is then covered by IBN Live.
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