We are Azooka.

We make safe genomic consumables for biotech industry and research labs.

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Safe and toxic-free labs -That’s our goal.

Azooka is a specialty fluorescent dye company, a unique start-up established in 2016, with a new class of safe stains and consumables for genomics research and molecular diagnostics.

Azooka’s first product to market, tinto rang is a safe non-mutagenic DNA/RNA stains that replace Ethidium Bromide and SYBR Dyes. These mutagenic and carcinogenic DNA stains are widely used in Genomics Research Labs, Bioagro and BioPharma industries, and molecular diagnostic labs.

“India’s Top 50 Biotech startups”

AGNI
Principal Scientific Advisor, GO

Our Journey so far

2014-2015

GENESIS

Stealth Mode on Dye Research with an idea to develop safe and world class products for DNA diagnostics from India.

2016

SCIENTIFIC DISCOVERY

Azooka reported the world’s safest & fastest stain from India. Until now, India imports all of the DNA stains from other countries.

2016-2019

PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & DEVICE OPTIMIZATION

With the help of grant and awards from Dept. of Science and Tech, BIRAC, Elevate and other funds were used to develop the product for different market segments.

2019

TINTO RANG FIELD TRIALS

tinto rang replacement trials for academic and bio agro companies to replace biohazardous stains used over a decade.

2019

PRODUCT LINE EXPANSION

We introduced a line of product for cells, chromosomes, and protein.

Our Awards

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2017

TOP 10 STARTUPS IN INDIA , IIGP 2.0 2019

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

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2017

FINALIST, BREAKTHROUGH STARTUP, BI02017 SANDIEGO

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

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2018

TOP 10, THE ECONOMIC TIMES POWER OF IDEAS

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

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2019

TOP 5, ASIA BIORAD 2019

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

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2019

TOP 5, ASIA BIORAD 2019

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

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2019

TOP 5, ASIA BIORAD 2019

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

Our team

ALEX D PAUL

Co-founder | CEO

Ex- Director of Product and Market worldwide for Zoho

DR.FATHIMA BENAZIR

Co-founder | CSO

Molecular biologist from the Indian Institute of Science

ANJANAA NARASIMHAN

Research Associate

Pharmaceutical Science graduate from Northeastern University, Boston

LIZ GEORGE

Head of Marketing and Brand

Design graduate from NIFT Hyderabad and a self- published cartoonist

Our Advisors

DR. C V NATRAJ

Ex-VP

Unilever UK

PROF. H S SAVITHRI

Hon.Professor

Department of Biochemistry,Indian Institute of Science

PROF. M R N MURTHY

Hon.Professor

Biophysics unit,Indian Institute of Science

DR. USHA

Ex-VP

Unilever UK

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