September 15, 2008: Nanobiosym says that Ratan Tata, chairman of multibillion-dollar global conglomerate Tata Group, has joined the firm’s global advisory board.
“I am honored to welcome Mr. Tata to our global advisory board,” said Nanobiosym chairman/CEO Anita Goel, in a statement. “I am inspired by his example, which provides us with a practical roadmap for bringing cutting edge technologies into emerging global economies and extending our reach to broad markets at the ‘bottom of the pyramid’.”
Nanobiosym has developed Gene-RADAR, a portable nanotechnology platform that can rapidly and accurately detect genetic fingerprints from any biological organism. Goel’s vision is to give patients worldwide real-time access to their own diagnostic information through low-cost handheld devices that could detect disease from a single drop of blood or saliva.
Ratan Tata, the newest member of Nanobiosym’s global advisory board. (Source: Nanobiosym)
“Nanotechnology has the potential to revolutionize the way we tackle key issues facing the world today, and Nanobiosym is working at the forefront of this revolution,” said Tata. “Dr. Goel has forged a bold model for driving technological innovation and commercialization, while maximizing global humanitarian impact. I am delighted to join the Nanobiosym global advisory board, and I look forward to working closely with Dr. Goel and her team.”