Our Vision

Pandorum's Core Focus

BIO-ENGINEERED HUMAN CORNEA

BIO-engineered extra cellular matrix with corneal cells developed as:

'Liquid Cornea' and Corneal Graft for Human implantation

Platform for in vitro toxicology and safety assessment

LAB GROWN MINI LIVER

Organoids in multi-well plates designed and manufactured as:

Platform for pre-clinical drug discovery and development - reduced cost, time and risk

And as the building blocks for bio-artificial tissue

A little bit about us

Founded in 2011 by academic entrepreneurs, Pandorum Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a biotechnology company with focus on tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. At Pandorum, we build 3D functional tissues through a combination of cells, gels and cell modulators, using self-assembly, 3D printing and other fabrication methods to construct desired tissue like micro-architecture. Our proprietary technology platform is designed to develop functional human tissues, such as bio-engineered Cornea and Liver, intended for medical research and therapeutic applications.

Pandorum Technologies is supported by the Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India.

Our labs are presently located in the Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (CCAMP) at the National Centre for Biological Sciences campus, Bangalore, and in the Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC), Biotech Park, Electronics City Phase 1, Bangalore. We are currently expanding our operations to the US based out of Mission Bay Capital (MBC) BioLabs, Bay area, CA.

Our Leadership Team

Tuhin Bhowmick

Co-Founder, Director

PhD, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Post-Doctorate – European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBO-Marie Curie fellow)

Biophysics, crystallography, bio-materials, structure based macro-molecular design, protein biochemistry and computational biology

Arun Chandru

Co-Founder, Director

PhD, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore
Department Gold medalist 2012, Best MSc (Engg) Research Thesis
Forbes Asia 30-under-30 2016 – Healthcare and Science

Solid rocket propulsion, advanced manufacturing techniques and technical management

Sonal Asthana

Director

MD, MS (JIPMER, Pondicherry, India)
Surgical Oncology (All India Institute of Medical Sciences AIIMS, New Delhi)
MRCS (Edinburgh), MSc, ASTS Fellow (University of Alberta, Canada)

Practicing Hepato-biliary Multi-organ Transplant Surgeon @ Aster CMI Hospital, Honorary Consultant, Liver surgery and transplantation, Bangalore Medical College

Our Advisors

Satish Nadig

Chief Medical Advisor

Dr. Satish Nadig's clinical interests are centered around adult and pediatric abdominal multi-organ transplantation. This includes liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation. Additional interests are in laparoscopic donor nephrectomy and general surgery in organ failure patients.

Ajith Kamath

Business Advisor

Dr. Ajith Kamath is the Head of Strategic Research Partnership, India, a part of Pfizer’s External R&D Innovation. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry from IISc and carried out postdoctoral studies at the University of Texas- Austin and Stanford. In 1993, Dr. Kamath joined Pfizer’s R&D in the US and worked there for 13+ years

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Business Advisor, Mentor

Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian billionaire entrepreneur. She is the chairperson and managing director of Biocon Limited, a biotechnology company based in Bangalore, India and the chairperson of Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. In 2014, she was awarded the Othmer Gold Medal, for outstanding contributions to the progress of science and chemistry.

Stephen M. Sammut

Business Advisor

Dr. Stephen M. Sammut, Ph.D. has a career that is both commercial and academic. Academically, he holds an appointment as Lecturer, Wharton Entrepreneurial Programs and Senior Fellow, Wharton Health Care Management. Outside of Wharton, Steve is a Venture Partner in Burrill & Company, a merchant bank and venture capital fund focused on the life sciences and health care.

Pandorum - The Journey

  • Ideation
  • First prize at All India Biotechnology Entrepreneurship Student Team (BEST)
  • Angel Investor
  • Company Incorporation
  • Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) by Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) and Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms (C-CAMP)
  • 'Ignite' entrepreneurship fellowship by BIRAC and Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, England
  • Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (SBIRI) scheme from BIRAC, DBT, Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India
  • Artificial Human Liver Tissue
  • MedicalStartups - Top 10 startups creating artificial organs in world
  • MedGenera - Top 3 Indian Biotech Startups
  • Co-founder featured in Forbes Asia ‘30 under 30’ list: Discovering Brave New Worlds in Science and Healthcare
  • 'BioExcellence Award' in Biopharma and Healthcare sector by the Department of IT- BT and S&T, Govt. of Karnataka, and Association of Biotech Led Enterprises
  • Seed Investment

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