The Problem

  • Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) have an enormous impact on clinical practice
  • Over 30% of ICU deaths in developing countries are caused by HAIs
  • Such infections are overwhelmingly due to multidrug resistant organisms

The Need

  • Non-drug approaches to reduce spread of infection
  • Innovation in infection control

Our Solution

  • We combine novel antimicrobial agents and engineering design to develop unique and safe solutions
  • Vastly superior to many existing decontamination methods – Our technology extracts and kills the pathogenic microbes with no harm to humans

How Does It Compare

Our Technology UV Radiation Based HEPA Filter Based Ionization Based
Relative Price Inexpensive Very Expensive Expensive Varies
Safe to use in presence of humans Varying claims
Sterilization
No toxic emission Varying claims

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Core Team

Dr. Janani Venkatraman
Strategy

Dr. Janani Venkatraman is Founder and Director at Biomoneta, where she leads strategy and management. Janani has 15+ years of experience in disease biology, with the past ten years focused on infection drug discovery. Janani was a co-founder of Bugworks, an innovative drug discovery company focused on solutions for drug resistant infections. Previously, she was a team leader at AstraZeneca India, where she established biophysical technologies for H2L identification and provided scientific leadership.

Janani received a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from the Indian Institute of Science and trained as a FRAXA fellow at Yale University, USA. Janani has multiple publications in international journals to her credit.

Arindam Ghatak
Research & Testing

Arindam Ghatak is Research Scientist at Biomoneta, where he leads device and environmental testing. Arindam has been deeply involved with multiple technology iterations and grants at Biomoneta since 2014. He previously worked with Cellworks Research, where he developed an algorithm to decipher the mode of action of a novel antibacterial compound using graph theory. Arindam has also worked extensively in the fields of metabolic engineering and biofuel production.

Arindam holds a Master’s degree in Biophysics and Molecular Biology from the University of Calcutta.

Nisha Holla
Engineering

Nisha Holla is Associate Director at Biomoneta, where she leads in-house engineering and product development. Nisha returned to India from Silicon Valley where she worked at the cutting-edge of hardware product development in the semiconductors and fuel cells space. Nisha has experience in CFD modeling, process technology, clean energy, and project management. Nisha worked on semiconductor reactor design as part of Applied Materials’ central-function computer-aided engineering team. Prior to that, she was an Engineering Project Manager at Bloom Energy USA where she drove stack engineering and production.

Nisha holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

Nisha Holla
Engineering

Nisha Holla is Associate Director at Biomoneta, where she leads in-house engineering and product development. Nisha returned to India from Silicon Valley where she worked at the cutting-edge of hardware product development in the semiconductors and fuel cells space. Nisha has experience in CFD modeling, process technology, clean energy, and project management. Nisha worked on semiconductor reactor design as part of Applied Materials’ central-function computer-aided engineering team. Prior to that, she was an Engineering Project Manager at Bloom Energy USA where she drove stack engineering and production.

Nisha holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA.

 

 

Partners & Collaborators

 

enArka Instruments

 

Engineering Partner
Industry leader in industrial electronics and power conversion solutions
www.enarka.com

Indian Institute of Science

 

Collaborators
Simulations & Fluid dynamics
Prof. Jaywant Arakeri
Prof. Gaurav Tomar

 

 

Advisors

Dr. Santanu Datta

 

Director & Advisor
CSO, Bugworks Research Inc.
40+ years of global experience in
infection biology

Dr. Anand Anandkumar

 

Advisor
Serial Entrepreneur
CEO, Bugworks Research Inc.
20+ years of global experience

Dr. Savitha Nagaraj

 

Advisor
Professor, Infection control
St. Johns Medical College & Hospital

Dr. Kaveri Das

 

Advisor
20+ years of global experience in infection biology

Ecosystem

Grants

BIG – Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIRAC)

 

SBIRI – Small Business Innovation Research Initiative (BIRAC)

 

Idea2POC (kbits, a Govt. of Karnataka initiative)

 

Contact Us

Say hi! info@biomoneta.com

Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms
NCBS-TIFR, GKVK Post, Bellary Road,
Bengaluru - 560065