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Cipla completes minority investment in Achira Labs

June 2022

This investment will facilitate a Cipla entity’s strategic participation in the PoC diagnostics and AMR space through the design, development, and manufacturing of microfluidics- based technologies. ...

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Achira Labs awarded BIRAC National Award for Indigenous Product Commercialization

May 2016

Honourable President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, presented the award on the occasion of National Technology Day Bangalore : Achira Labs, a pioneering Bangalore based start-up, working on innovative point-of-care medical diagnostics platforms, received ...

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Learning design has become trendy in 2018

Medical diagnostic testing is a key component in the efficient delivery of health-care solutions. However, the widespread use of diagnostic tests in developing nations such as India is held back because of their development for and in developed markets. Further, the test results take time to come in from a centralized lab which may be disastrous in a critical care situation.

IISc and Achira sign MoU for Joint Collaboration

May 2023

We are thrilled to announce that IISc and Achira Labs (@AchiraDx) have signed an MoU for joint collaboration and funding of an MTech student project in BSSE.

Welcome to Elsa, our new mentor

BIRAC successfully organized its Second Innovators Meet on 23rd-24th September 2013 at Heritage Village Resort, Manesar, Haryana. The theme of the Innovators Meet 2013 – Catalysing the Growth of an Innovation Driven Biotech Enterprise – focused on policy changes and pathways to drive the Indian Bio-economy to reach USD 100 Bn by 2025. During this Meet, Achira Labs was awarded “The Best Innovator’s Pitch” Award.

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Silk Is the Secret to These Cheap, Accurate Diagnostic Tests

September 10 2018

MOST DIP-AND-GO DIAGNOSTIC strips—common drugstore tests for pregnancy, or blood glucose—are made of paper or plastic. Cheap and easy to manufacture, those are the go-to substrates for these types of tools, affordable and disposable. But at Achira Labs, a biotech startup ...

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Achira weaves microfluidics into diagnostics

Bangalore-based Achira Labs has figured out a way to hand weave diabetes test strips from silk. That sounds pretty luxurious compared to the standard materials of plastic or paper. But silk turns out to have several advantages in a country like India, where weavers who can work a handloom are abundant and the material is readily available and inexpensive.

Textile Weaving: a new cheaper alternative to electrochemical sensors

May 2016

Electrochemical sensors are widely used as analytical tools. They are disposable, cheap to make, and small – making them ideal for many applications.The current method for commercial electrochemical sensors uses screen printing onto plastic or ceramic surfa...

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Firms like GE Healthcare, Bigtec Labs, Achira Labs, Tulip Group creating technology to make healthcare easily accessible

: Aug 02, 2011

Achira Labs, a start-up founded last year in Bangalore to research a lab-on-a-chip has been spun-out of homegrown Bangalore company Connexios. Achira’s technology should help it use just a fraction of the blood and testing chemicals or reagents used conventionally to test for several diseases such as dengue, malaria, and chikunguya at the same time.

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Weavers Turn Silk Into Diabetes Test Strips

In what can be termed as the perfect blend of an old art and new technology, a small start-up in Bangalore, India, is trying to apply a cutting edge science like microfluidics to the centuries old art of weaving in an effort to develop an effective diagnostic. Started in 2009, Achira Labs is a technology company that is into building analytical medical diagnostic platforms using a microfluidics approach.

Thought Leader Award by IOT India Congress

The fourth edition of India's largest confluence of digital-technology stakeholders, the IoT India Congress 2019 concluded its two-day event in Bangalore with a footfall of 1600+ participants and 70+ speakers. Smt. Aruna Sundararajan (Secretary of IT and Electronics, Department of Telecom), Arvind Tiwary, (Chair IoT Forum, TiE) and Dr. Dhananjaya Dendukuri, (CEO and Co-founder, Achira Labs) were recognised for their excellence and leadership in the IoT space.

The Virus Detector

The journey: Prasiddhi Bhandari and Swathy Sridharan have worked on a fluid chip that can be used as a test for viruses. “A piece of silk is coated with antibodies for the rotavirus that causes diarrhoea. When a drop of stool containing the virus is sprinkled on it, the antibody binds to the virus and leads to a colour change because of the chemicals present,” says Dr Dhananjay Dendukuri, CEO of Achira Labs in Bangalore.