Updated on 18 January 2013
Dr Anuradha Rajput, managing director, Icon Central Laboratories
Dr Anuradha Rajput, managing director, Icon Central Laboratories, India, has been working with the company since the past five years. Dr Rajput received her Master of Science (MSc) in Biochemistry during the year 1986 and her PhD in Biochemistry in 1992, both from the University of Mysore in India.
She started her career, working her way up through various hospitals in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, as an associate biochemist. She then got promoted to the position of biochemist and then as the head of the department of biochemistry at Mallya hospital in Bangalore.
Prior to joining Icon in 2008, she served as the general manager and director of a central laboratory called Clinigene International, Bangalore. Here she was responsible for establishing and developing the lab, which became the first laboratory in the country to be accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) in 2002. In 2003, under her guidance, the laboratory also got accredited in accordance with ISO/IEC 17025.
Talking about the turning point in her life, Dr Rajput mentions that, "I started my career in a hospital diagnostic laboratory in 2001, when clinical research was just picking up in India. I had an opportunity to move to this industry and that was the turning point in my professional life. I grew with the industry and learned everything about clinical research."
Dr Rajput, while speaking about her experience in Icon, sys, "I have enjoyed playing a leadership role in the laboratory's growth." In addition to offering laboratory testing, Icon's lab in India also provides logistics, site services, IT validation and data management solutions, including the management of local lab data through a solution called Icon Results Integration Service (IRIS).