Azooka Labs Private Limited


● Name of the Startup: Azooka Labs Private Limited

● Incubated at: Society fo r Innovation and Development, IISc,

● Founder(s): Dr. J Fathima Benazir and Alex D Paul

● Team strength: 4 Full time employees +
4 Scientific Advisory Board Members
2 Part time employees

● Current Status: Commercial Ready: Started Industrial Trials

● Year of enrollment: 15 /02/2016

● Technology Domain

Biotechnology : LIfe Sci ences / Genomic Consumables / Molecular Diagnostics


● Notable Achievements: in Molecular Biology

o Scientific Discovery Report:

India’s First, Safest, and Fastest Nucleic Acid Stain
tinto rang : World safest and fastest DNA and RNA stain range from India for Genomics and Molecular Diagnostics

o Brief profile (Including product details):

Azooka is a Specialty Fluorescent dye company, a unique start-up with a new class of Safe Nucleic Acid Stains and Specialty Fluorescent Stains for Genomics Research and Molecular Diagnostics.

Azooka’s first product to market tinto rang is a safe DNA stain that replaces Ethidium Bromide and SYBR Dyes, these imported carcinogenic DNA stains are widely used Genomics Research Labs, Seed and silk industry, and molecular diagnostic labs,

tinto rang’s commercial formats for Industries to replace Ethidium Bromide and SYBR is currently available in the market. manufactured by Advinus Eurofins, Bangalore.

For Academics and Research Labs

For Industrial Applications

For Diagnostics Applications: Collaboration Only

Ready to use PCR Master mixes: (Available on Request)

● USP/Uniqueness: tinto rang : The World Class Stain, Made in India

Nucleic Acid Stains

tinto rang

SYBR Dyes (SYBR Safe, SYBR Gold, SYBR Green)


Food Grade Safe

Carcinogenic, Mutagenic


Binds to DNA in 1 minute

20 minutes


Detect 10 pico grams of DNA in solution

Detects 25 pico grams of DNA
in solution

SYBR Safe, SYBR Gold, and SYBR Green are market leading Nucleic Acids Stains Series from Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO)

● Capital raised/Revenue generated: Available on Request

● Awards and accolades:

Top 10 Startups in India Social Impact : IIGP2.0
Department of Science and Technology, GOI

Top 10 Startups in India Power of Ideas: Economic Times

Startup Stadium Finalist: Breakthrough Product Finalist Bio2017 , San Diego,

Elevate 77, Govt of Karnataka

Top 5 Biotech Startups for Bio Korea, Govt of Karnataka,

● Biotechnology Ignition Grant, (BIG)BIRAC, Dept of Biotechnology, India

Top 5 Startups of BioAsia2019

● tinto rang is currently featured in AGNIi Innovation Showcase:

AGNIi – Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India

● IP Generated (if any):

Azooka’s Intellectual Property Portfolio has been advised and managed by Dr. Malathi Lakshmi Kumaran - Lakshmi Kumaran and Sridharanattorneys. Azooka’s tinto rang related IP is patent pending. ( IP filed 2016 )

tinto rang is available under Non-Exclusive Distribution License in the following countries. Azooka currently ships tinto rang: Trial Size to the following countries ( under NDA )





(UK included )


● Contact details

o Address :
Innovation Centre Indian Institute of Science Campus Near Maramma Circle Gate Near J.N. Tata Auditorium, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560012

o Website: |

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Contact number : + 91 9108424562

Additional Info

  • State: Karnataka
  • City: Bangaluru
  • Select Domain: Biotechnology
  • Incubation Centres: Indian Institute of Science,Bengaluru
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