India’s First Commercial Biobank Wins TiE Finals

At the TiE Women Regional Finals, Dr. Jugnu Jain, co-founder of Sapien Biosciences, walked away with the top honors. Her start-up, founded in 2012, is a biobank/repository of patient samples. These samples, which can be tissues, blood, urine, or other body parts and fluids, are used for research to find out better drugs and cures for diseases. Researchers can gather molecular data from human bio-specimens to gain great insight into the genetic and molecular basis of diseases. They have created a database with 15,500 cases which can help find better drug combinations to cure the disease.

“We are the first commercial bio-bank in the country and our aim is that everyone should get personalized treatment.” Dr. Jugnu Jain.

Co-founder of Sapien Biosciences Dr. Jugnu Jain

Dr. Jugnu, the winner, bagged a paid Boot Camp organized by empoWer (a tech accelerator exclusively for women entrepreneurs) and will be representing Hyderabad at the TiE Global Competition to be held in December.

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