Hello, we’re Azooka.
Azooka is a patented fluorophore company focused on developing safe biotech consumables at a price affordable for all countries across the globe. We are based in Bengaluru, India with R&D unit at the Indian Institute of Science and manufacturing facility in Peenya Industrial Area, Karnataka.
Azooka was recently awarded the ‘Best Women-Led Enterprise’ at StartUp India 2020. Azooka is open for licensing and partnerships worldwide.
Azooka is reinventing the flours with safety and performance that is easy for
scientists to access and use everyday.
For the love of science & convenience of scientists
A product first, platforms next approach to biotechnology
Co-create Disruption with Partners
Empower partners to build solutions on our products and platforms
Simplifying Biology with some fun
An attempt to uncomplicate biology with cartoons
Value Priced to increase reach
Azooka products are priced to excite Scientists and Partners globally.
Meet our team!
Alex - Co-founder | CEO
Alex D Paul is a product manager at heart and is responsible for Azooka products and platform strategy. Alex has experience building the ManageEngine brand at Zoho Corp. He held the position of Director of Product Management and Worldwide Marketing at Zoho.
Dr. Fathima - Co-founder | CSO
Dr. Fathima J Benazir is a Molecular biologist from the Indian Institute of Science. She heads the R&D division designing and developing a fluorophore library to study the Molecular Biology components. She was recently awarded the National Startup award for the Best Women-led enterprise.
Liz - Head of Marketing & Branding
Elizabeth “Liz” George is a fashion design graduate from NIFT Hyderabad. Liz spearheads the initiative to uncomplicate biotechnology with cartoons and to simplify Molecular Biology for students. Liz is an accomplished cartoonist and an aspiring graphic novelist with works published on news websites. Prior to Azooka, she has work experience across sectors such as Digital Media, NGOs, Beauty, and Fashion.
Shakti - Research
Shaktishree. S is our R&D assistant working on our Rapid Diagnostic Kits. She is a biotech graduate from Seshadripuram First Grade College, Bangalore. Shakti is wholly dedicated to figuring out different techniques in Molecular Biology. At work, she shuffles time between research and experiments in the lab. Her work revolves mainly around the LAMP technique. When she isn’t in the lab, she likes to spend her time making crafts or painting. Shakti worked as QC Analyst in Invitrosense Pvt Ltd. before Azooka.
Apeksha - Design
Apeksha Mathur is our marketing strategist and the newest addition to our team. She has a Masters from Kingston University, London and a graduate degree from NIFT Hyderabad in Fashion and Lifestyle Accessory Design. With a special interest in Graphic design and Digital Illustration, Apeksha passionately involves herself in projects with the thought of long-term sustainability and social change. Prior to Azooka she has worked with companies from all around ranging from fashion, sustainable stationery to music and healthcare products.
Dr. C V Natraj
Ex-VP, Unilever UK
Dr. Natraj loves Chemistry in all forms organic and synthetic. He got his Ph.D at 22 years and still brewing his love for chemistry by guiding innovators in the category. tinto rang’s synthetic mimic was stabilized to production scale only because of his active participation.
Prof. H S Savithri
Hon.Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Indian Institute of Science
Prof Savithri is India’s top 7 virologists breaking new ground in Biochemistry with Viral Like Particles. She is a INSA scientist and with several accolades from the Department for Biotechnology India. She is the source of inspiration for Azooka’s first product “tinto rang™”.
Prof. MRN Murthy
Hon.Professor, MBU, Indian Institute of Science
Prof MRM is renowned for his work on macromolecular protein crystallography and structural studies on Viral Like Particles. He is mentoring Azooka’s software initiative.
Department of Biochemistry, Indian Council of Medical Research
Dr. Usha’s mentoring was instrumental in Azooka’s Diagnostics range of products.