We are Azooka.

We are a fluorophore startup with products to light up all the building blocks of Molecular Biology.

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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 stain 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 fluorescent 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

TINTO RANG FIELD TRIALS

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

PRODUCT LINE EXPANSION

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

Our Awards

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2017

TOP 10 STARTUPS IN INDIA , IIGP 2.0 2017

Best Category winner for Biotechnology

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2017

FINALIST, BREAKTHROUGH STARTUP, BI02017 SANDIEGO

Startup Stadium Finalist

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2018

TOP 10, POWER OF IDEAS

By Economic Times

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2019

TOP 5 Startups of BioAsia 2019

Biotech Event by Govt of Telangana

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2019

Innovate Karnataka Elevate Winner

Startup Karnataka

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2019

BIRAC Biotech Ignition Grant winner

Dept of Biotechnology, India

Our team

ALEX D PAUL

Co-founder | CEO

Ex-Director of Product Management and Marketing at 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

MBU,Indian Institute of Science

DR. USHA

Department of Biochemistry, Indian Council of Medical Research

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