About Us

SYNergy + THERApy = SynThera

Incorporated in 2015 in Pune, India, SynThera began life as a 1 person start-up that was incubated at Entrepreneurship Development Center (better known as “NCL Venture Center”), India’s largest science business incubator. The initial focus of the Company was on glass-based biomaterial technologies and products for bone tissue regeneration therapies. These therapeutic products lie at the interface of biology, material science and engineering and are fundamentally reliant on synergy between knowledge between these different fields. Thus, the name “SynThera” was conceptualized as a combination of the words “SYNergy” and “THERApy”. The Company was, and still is, India’s first and only company focusing on glass-based biomaterials.

Today, SynThera is recognized both nationally and globally to be a pioneering company in this domain. Our patents and peer-reviewed journal articles demonstrate our technological prowess. We have won multiple awards and recognitions at city, state, national and international levels and have worked with multiple industrial and academic partners from across the world on various projects. We have expanded our product and technology portfolio within the bioactive glass domain, and we have forayed into entirely new areas such as antimicrobial glasses for long-term disinfection.

Leveraging our expertise in the development and production of high-purity glass materials for quality-intensive applications, we have also ventured into technical glass materials such as sealing, soldering and passivation glasses for use in industries such as electronics, aerospace, defence and lighting.

We are now striving to move further forward in our objective to become a globally renowned company in specialty glass products and technologies. We aim to achieve this by relentlessly focusing on the three pillars of quality, affordability and innovation in each and every product that we offer to our customers.

Our Team

1

Nilay Lakhkar

Founder and CEO

4

Pashmin Kaur

Senior Research Associate

3

Dipali Gore

Senior Research Associate

5

Vishnu J Oza

Research Associate

2

Amit Kumar Yadav

Research Engineer

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Mohak Jain

Junior Research Engineer

Our Partners

Dr. Nilay Lakhkar
Founder and CEO

Nilay established SynThera Biomedical in early 2015 after returning to Pune from Germany, where he previously worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht Institute of Biomaterials Science in Teltow, close to Berlin. Before that, he completed MSc and PhD degrees in Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering from University College London (UCL Eastman Dental Institute), UK, with a research focus on bioactive glass materials for orthopedic, dental and maxillofacial applications. His undergraduate degree is in Chemical Engineering from University of Mumbai. Thus, he brings a strong background combining engineering and materials science, with special focus on healthcare materials, and he currently manages the company’s overall functioning and strategic direction.

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Pashmin Kaur Anand
Senior Research Associate

Pashmin’s expertise lies in the biological sciences. Prior to joining SynThera, she has successfully completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Biotechnology and currently is pursuing her PhD in Biotechnology from Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology with microbiology as her specialization topic. She brings extensive experience in research and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Her passion is to evolve her capabilities in the fields of research and quality management.

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Dipali Gore
Senior Research Associate

Dipali is a passionate biological researcher and enjoys learning new things relating to her field. She brings extensive experience in biological research. She has completed her Masters degree in Biochemistry and Bachelors degree in Biotechnology from Savitribai Phule Pune University. Prior to joining Synthera, she worked in the biotech industry for more than 5 years in roles encompassing research and development. She has also worked as a Junior Scientist in Orycream India laboratories, Nashik.

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Vishnu J Oza
Research Associate

Vishnu has completed his Masters degree from Symbiosis School of Biological Sciences and Bachelors degree from Savitribai Phule Pune University in Biotechnology. Prior to joining SynThera, he has completed his internship at Kulkarni Laboratory where he focused on Water Quality Management and Testing. At SynThera, his role is to execute the Company’s various research and development activities.

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Dr. Amit Kumar Yadav
Research Engineer

Amit has completed his Ph.D. in Engineering from Department of Ceramic Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, along with MTech in Nanoscience &

Technology from Pondicherry University and BTech in Mechanical Engineering from

from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak with internship from FMCG giant Reckitt Benckiser. He is passionate about developing new ceramic and specialized glass materials and scaling up production of these materials from lab to market. At SynThera, he is involved in the Company’s material science R&D and production activities for the Company’s various products.

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Mohak Jain
Junior Research Engineer

Mohak has completed B.Tech in Engineering from Department of Ceramic Engineering and Technologies, Bikaner Technical University, Rajasthan, along with Diploma in Glass and Ceramic from Seth Gangasagar Jatia Polytechnic, Khurja, with internship experience from Asahi India Glass Ltd. and Hindustan National Glass Industries Ltd. He is a keen, research-oriented person and is passionate about ceramic materials and processing technologies. At SynThera,

he is involved in the Company’s various product development and production activities.

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