Description: Genetics and Healthcare
Profile: Anu Acharya is the Chief Executive Officer of Mapmygenome India, a leading Indian molecular diagnostics company that leverages state-of-the-art DNA sequencing and SNP Genotyping technologies coupled with latest research to screen for genetic predisposition and diagnose complex genetic disorders. With a vision to Touch 100 million lives, Mapmygenome was established six years ago, heralding the advent of improved healthcare through genomics-based personalised, precision medicine in India.
Ever since, Anu has successfully pioneered the company through growing product lines, expanding affiliate network and has received funding from stalwarts like Mr Ratan Tata and Mr Rajan Anandan and more. The company has gone from strength to strength, achieving several milestones, awards and honours. From the ET start-up Awards to NASSCOM Emerge 50, WSJ\'s Top global start-ups award, Red Herring Asia and Global to the recently conferred Pride of Telangana award; Mapmygenome has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.
Her stint in the Healthcare sector began 18 years ago, when she was a key participant in establishing Ocimum BioSolutions, a global genomics outsourcing partner for discovery, development and diagnostics. Her speeches are mainly based on the topics of genomics and healthcare. She is a distinguished alumna from IIT Kharagpur.