The US-based ThinkGenetic and Mapmygenome, a personal genomics company in Hyderabad, have joined hands to improve genetic services and diagnostics for providing better preventive healthcare.
Through this partnership, ThinkGenetic users from India will be able to connect more easily to the resources closer to them. Mapmygenome, which currently specialises in clinical genomics and molecular diagnostics, has teams providing genetic services all over India.
It’s all in genes.
Hyderabad: It's all in the genes, believes this Hyderabadi startup that makes products for people who would much rather bet their future on genetics than 'dawa or duwa'. Launched in April 2013 by serial entrepreneur Anu Acharya, Mapmygenome is a molecular diagnostics player that makes personalised genomics products that help provide a sneak peek into one's future health by decoding genes.
Move aimed at enhancing performance levels. At the Pullela Gopichand Academy, one of the top nurseries of Indian badminton in Hyderabad, emerging and existing stars are getting their 'Genomepatras'. The objective is to work up their fitness-physical, mental & emotional to face the tough & competitive global arena via a better understanding of their genetics.
GPS of the Genome
The award-winning molecular diagnostics company helps people understand their genetic make up for a healthier life. Anu Acharya wants people to knows their genetic build so that they can save themselves from disease.
One pill does not suit all that is the basic understanding on which Mapmygenome started in 2013. Every individual has a different genetic body type and drugs, while prescribed en masse for ostensibly the same disease, often react very differently to different gene types. Acharya says her target is to enable a 100 million Indians to get access to better healthcare using genomics. ‘As we at Mapmygenome enable the 4 Ps of healthcare(personalized, predictive, participatory and preventive),’ she says.
Unlocking The Gene
Anu Acharya is one of India’s young achiever women entrepreneurs who is currently the CEO of Mapmygenome India, a genomics company whose vision is ‘Better health using Technology’. She started her entrepreneurial journey in 2000 and built one of the largest global genomics brand.
How Indian DNA Test Startup
These Vedic horoscopes, called “Janampatri,” lay out the positions of celestial bodies—like the sun, moon, and planets—at the time of a person’s birth so as to reveal information, purportedly, about that person’s life. People consult them to learn what the heavens have supposedly preordained about their marriage compatibility, health, and wealth.
Wall Street Journal
Yes! We are the only Indian company to be selected in this illustrious list. Today (October 25th) we spread our message and vision at the The Wall Street Journal Startup Showcase in California.
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The Hindu belief is that we are born with an opening balance sheet of good and bad deeds, karma. We don't know the balance sheet, so we get on with our lives. Through life's actions, further good and bad deeds occur along with their consequences. Astrologers claim to cast our janampatri, based on the date and time of our birth and forecast our future; we are cautiously suspicious, but often succumb to astrologers as the travails of life play out. When it comes to genomics.
After being an entrepreneur for 16 years, Anu Acharya is no stranger to challenges. But from 2011, with Mapmygenome’s Genomepatri, Anu has been slowly and yet steadily transforming the way we look at treatment and preventive healthcare.
At the seventh edition of ‘TechSparks 2016’, Anu Acharya decided to decipher if genomics can determine entrepreneurship, with the eternal nurture versus nature.
Genomic testing is emerging as the next big segment in medical diagnostics. Start-ups such as MapmyGenome, Datar Genomics, MedGenome Labs and Strand Life Sciences, a decade-old firm founded by former Indian Institute of Science (IISc) professors, offer services - sequencing the genes of individuals and finding diseases they are genomically prone to.
MapMyGenome, a Hyderabad-based DNA and gene testing company launched two products — SlimGene and SMART Tuberculosis — on Friday, to help diagnose and identify two huge problems Indians face when it comes to their health — obesity and Tuberculosis.
Genomic fingerprinting has been used for a long time to establish a person’s parentage, but now laboratories are using the technique to predict people’s health.
The genomic tests offered by the laboratories look for gene mutations that can predict the likelihood of diseases like breast cancer and hypertension. As part of the service, genomic counselors then suggest dietary and lifestyle changes to lower the risks.
The conference room at Strand Life Sciences looked welcoming, yet formidable. After all, four professionals had gathered to discuss what my Exome sequences were revealing.
A casual conversation with a friend introduced the concept of genomic assessment to Vivek Bhargava. The 39-year-old technology entrepreneur who had just sold his company was in the process of taking stock of personal and professional goals. Intrigued by his friend's idea, he took the personal genome mapping test at her company, Mapmygenome. The results astonished Bhargava.