About Us

Bigtec labs leverages capabilities in design, fabrication and testing of Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) and handheld electronics, genomics and proteomics, biology and chemistry. Bigtec labs’ development of microfluidic devices to detect pathogens on-chip is an instance of the interplay of diverse disciplines to realize a product addressing a key need in healthcare. This lab-on-chip technology is targeted at developing systems capable of sample preparation, mixing, complex bio-chemical reactions, sample screening and detection on a single chip platform.

Bigtec labs is equipped with state of the art test and characterization equipment and computing systems for biological, MEMS, electronics and optical systems.

Bigtec labs is located at Golden Heights, Rajaji Nagar, Bangalore and collaborates extensively with various scientific institutions.

Bigtec labs was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Bangalore, India. Our core competencies ranging from the integration of chemistry, nano-biotechnology and micro electromechanical systems (MEMS) to genetics and science/engineering allow us to set the trend in medical diagnostics and chemical analysis. We are constantly exploring new frontiers while also tackling the current real world issues and making inroads into tomorrow.

At Bigtec labs we integrate various silos of science and engineering to provide a viable approach to tackling current and urgent needs in modern day medicine. We leverage the capabilities of our young, dynamic, multi-talented scientists to create market ready prototypes for medical diagnostic kits that help in our goals of enabling better medicine.

Our Mission

At Bigtec labs we use innovative techniques to create and bring together various academic disciplines under a common umbrella to provide a viable approach to tackling current and urgent needs in the realm of modern day medicine. We optimize our multi-talented employee base to create market ready prototypes for medical diagnostic kits that help in our goals of enabling better medicine.

Our core expertise

Our multi-disciplinary team allows us to ‘realize’ novel stand-alone lab-on-chip devices that address current needs in medical diagnosis. Our focus is to effectively transform a concept into a market ready product. Our delivery capability is multiplied by our ability to seamlessly integrate a large network of scientific establishments and agencies across the country, to assist us in funding, facilities & validation.

Executive :

Board :

N. D. Prabhu, Non-Executive Chairman

Prof. P. V. Subba Rao, President Research and Development

Gopalkrishna M. Kini, Managing & Founder Director

Dr. B. K. Iyer, Medical Director

Chandrasekhar Nair, Founder Director

G. Sampathgiri, Founder Director

Chandrasekhar Nair, Founder Director

Chandrasekhar received his Bachelors and Masters in Chemical Engineering from BITS Pilani. He has worked in Senior Management positions with the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation. He has extensive experience in bioprocess modeling, scale up and commercial implementation of bio and chemical processes. Over the past decade, his focus has been on realization of rapid, portable, high quality and low cost diagnostics that would bring the power of a modern laboratory to near-care use. He holds a number of Indian and International patents. Chandrasekhar heads Bigtec labs and is one of the founding directors at Bigtec.

Prof. P. V. Subba Rao, President Research and Development

Prof. Subba Rao was awarded the doctor of philosophy from the prestigious IISc, Bangalore. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of British Columbia, he was designated as Professor of Biochemistry at his alma-mater. He later went on to head the department of biochemistry at IISc before taking over as the Scientific Director and the CEO of the Vittal Mallya Scientific Research Foundation and the president of research at the United Breweries group of companies. He has received numerous awards including the National VASVIK award for biological sciences and technology in 1999. Prof Subba Rao brings his experience and vision to Bigtec labs to help chart the path forward and ensure that Bigtec labs remains at the fore front of the biotech industry.

Dr. B. K. Iyer, Medical Director

Dr. B. K. Iyer is a practicing physician at Mumbai, India and the medical director at bigtec labs. He has also been closely associated with the healthcare industry for the past 25 years. As a medico marketing specialist, he links the strategic needs of the pharmaceutical companies and the medical community and also supports coordination with the regulatory authorities. A regular speaker at CMEs and conferences in India and across the globe; he has a string of publications to his credit, spanning various clinical specialties. He is a key member of the think tank at bigtec labs, guiding the team on emerging diagnostic applications and newer disease areas / segments. His role in integrating bigtec lab scientists to the diverse perspectives / demands of the clinicians forms a critical element of the innovative health care approach at bigtec labs.

N. D. Prabhu, Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Prabhu brings a rich experience in Banking and Finance. He served the Banking industry for 38 years before retiring as the Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank. He has achieved several milestones in his career as a banker and also served as Chairman of many other institutions like Canbank Venture Capital Fund, Canbank Factors Limited, and Canfin Homes Limited. Mr. Prabhu held the position of Director in various prestigious Institutions, including IBRD Limited & Indo-Suez Himalayan Fund NV, Amsterdam and also served as Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks’ Association. He serves as an independent director on the board of a few select companies and is the Chairman of Bigtec Private Limited.

Gopalkrishna M. Kini, Managing & Founder Director

Kini received his Masters in Business Administration from the University of Pune. His professional experience includes stints with Digital Equipment, Siemens and as a Senior Manager at Ernst &Young Consulting India Pvt. Ltd. He also held the position of Associate Director of PriceWaterhouse-Coopers and currently serves as the Managing Director at Bigtec Private Limited.

G. Sampathgiri, Founder Director

Sampathgiri has a Bachelors degree in Electronics Engineering and has vast and varied experience in software development, training, consulting and mentoring. He specializes in helping clients adopt modern software practices. Prior to founding Bigtec, he had worked with IBM, Rational, Digital Equipment and Tata Consultancy Services. In Rational, he was active in the promotion of the products such as Rational Rose, Rational RequisitePro, and Rational Unified Process.