Updated on 16 May 2014
Speaking about his wide experience at Biocon, he recalled, "Leading a versatile team, managing multiple projects with objectives in a time-bound manner, implementing risk mitigation strategies, alliance management and multitasking are the learnings I had during my four-year tenure at Biocon."
"In 2009, I was assigned to build and manage a bioanalytical lab and a team for developing immunogenicity and biomarker assays for some novel biologics and biosimilar drugs under development," he said.
In 2012, after a successful and satisfying career at Biocon, Dr Muruganandam voluntarily resigned from Biocon and joined his family business in Chennai.
"In 2013, I joined a private start-up company, Affigenix Biosolutions, as the MD and CSO and established the R&D unit in Bangalore," he said.
At present Affigenix's scientific team is working on several niche products and biosolutions, and provide contract services for biopharma, leather and petroleum industries.
"In the next couple of months we will be filing two patent applications," said Dr Muruganandam.