About Us

Biotechin.Asia is a Singapore-based biotech and healthcare news website. A part of Biotech Media Pte. Ltd., the site was founded by 3 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) graduate alumnus.

Biotechin.Asia is focused on delivering simplified, curated, fact-based news for all stakeholders in the biotech and healthcare ecosystem. The original articles published are written by science graduates, students, PhDs, doctors and engineers.

As a virtual newsroom, Biotechin.Asia covers the latest in research/news/insights from around the world while putting a spotlight on developments in Asia. It aims to nurture and bring together an ecosystem of biotech and healthcare startups, academicians and industry onto a common platform.

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Our Team

Laxmi Iyer, PhD

LaxmiCo-founder, Author and Editor, Biotechin.Asia

Laxmi graduated from University of Mumbai, India (Bachelors in Biotechnology and Biochemistry and Masters in Biochemistry) in 2007 and received her Ph.D in Virology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

She has worked on the process of assembly of respiratory syncytial virus in macrophages and epithelial cells and has several papers to her credit. A Science enthusiast who strongly believes that biotech is the future, she is also passionate about photography and travelling. (laxmi(at)biotechin(dot)asia)

Sandhya Sriram, PhD

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Co-founder, Author and Assistant editor, Biotechin.Asia; Director, Biotech Media Pte. Ltd.

Sandhya graduated from University of Madras, India (B.Sc Microbiology and M.Sc Biotechnology) and received her Ph.D from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has been working on oxidative stress in skin, skeletal, adipose tissue and cardiac muscle from 2007. She is currently working as a Research Fellow in the Fat Metabolism and Stem Cell Group (FMSCG) at Singapore Bioimaging Consortium (SBIC), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). She is the Vice President and Publicity Chair for A*PECSS (A*STAR Post Doc and Early Career Scientist Society).

Sandhya is a highly enthusiatic and fun-loving person who absolutely defines the word ‘multi-tasking’! She is an ardent lover of science, loves traveling to exciting locations and balances work and home life very well. (sandhya(at)biotechin(dot)asia)

Prasanna Kumar Juvvuna, PhD

PrasannaCo-founder, Author, Biotechin.Asia

Prasanna graduated in Plant biotechnology from University of Hyderabad, India and received his Ph.D in the field of non-coding RNA biology from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He then worked as a Research Fellow at School of Biological Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, he is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Biomedicine, Gothenburg University, Sweden.


Disclaimer: The articles published on this website (except for those tagged ‘Opinions’) do not reflect any personal views of the founders/authors/editors.

11 replies

  1. Excellent friends-it is very good attempt and I am really proud of you youngsters to have come out with such a brilliant idea-getting all the knowledge on one platform is very difficult and you have tried to do a bit -keep up-good job done -all the best
    Dr Vijayam Ravi


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