Monday, 11 November 2013

Dr. Krishna Ella : an Inspiration for the youth and all aspiring Bioentrepreneurs...

Who does not know the very dynamic personality, a scientist who turned into a world- famous entrepreneur, Dr. Krishna M. Ella. He is an Indian scientist, entrepreneur and the founder of the well acclaimed Bharat Biotech International Ltd. His company Bharat Biotech is among the forerunners in the Indian Biotechnology R&D and in the manufacturing and marketing of vaccines.
Dr. Ella was born in a Telugu agricultural family in Tamil Nadu, India and was always motivated to pursue education in the field of agriculture. He is married to Ms. Suchitra Ella. Dr. Ella completed his M.S. from the University of Hawaii and his Ph.D. from the College of Agricultural Sciences, Dept. Of Plant Pathology at the University of Wisconsin, U.S. during the years 1987 to 1993. He also worked as Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston.
Dr. Ella is a specialist in the field of Yeast Molecular Genetics and using these skills he founded Bharat Biotech along with his wife, in the year 1996.
In  the initial years, his firm had to face many challenges, major being : gathering man-power with proper expertise in the field of Recombinant DNA technology, convincing investors about the concept and need of biotechnology and educating regulators at the central and state government level. But, he never lost hope and adhered to his ideas and chased his dreams, because of which Bharat Biotech has attained such an enormous stature today.
He always wanted to change the mindsets of people and develop new and novel molecules and products in order to cater with the needs of the developing world. His firm is a pioneer in developing novel products in order to relieve the common people of their ailments, in the way generating employment as well. In this journey, Dr. Ella has also been awarded with numerous prizes and honours for his achievements and services, some are:
  •     National Award for ‘Best R&D Efforts in Industry' by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR)
  •     National Research Service Award
  •     Rotary International prize
  •     Indian Council of Agricultural Research Fellow
  •     'Dr. K.C. Chatterjee Memorial Award' - Indian Pharmaceutical Association
  •     University Gold medallist for highest C.G.P.A., American Spring (ASPEE)
  •     Biospectrum Award
His personality and journey, for sure, is an inspiration for the youth and his dedication
teaches us to chase our dreams till the end and turn them into reality.