Dr. Manisha Premnath is inducted as a non-executive independent Director of the Company
on 21st September, 2014.
Dr. Manisha Premnath is currently associated as General Manager with Venture Center - a technology business incubator hosted by the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. Venture Center is officially registered as Entrepreneurship Development Center – a non-profit company and is a DST-NSTEDB and DBT-BIRAC supported incubator. At Venture Center, she provides leadership for and manages a team that works closely with entrepreneurs and technologists to promote and support scientific/ inventive startups. She was responsible for setting up Venture Center's scientific facilities - a unique co-share facility for technology entrepreneurs. More recently, she has led a team in developing and launching the BIRAC Bioincubator at Venture Center which not only includes facilities to house biotech startups but also advanced scientific facilities including mass spectrometry, advanced microscopy, flow cytometry, etc. She is currently providing leadership to BIRAC supported programs at Venture Center aimed at bio-entrepreneurs. Dr. Manisha Premnath also serves on the Board of M/s. Seagull Biosolutions Private Limited.
Dr. Manisha Premnath is a Biotechnologist by training with a PhD from University of Pune / CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India. During her PhD work, she was a British Council Higher Education Visiting Scholar at the University of Aberdeen, UK. She also has post-doctoral experience at the University of Cambridge, UK. Her academic training and research experience spans microbiology, fungal biotechnology, molecular biology and molecular virology.