Ajay Khandari

Ajay is a graduate engineer from India’s premier engineering institute, IIT Delhi and has nearly 35 years of Work Experience in the areas of Medical Devices, Bio-Imaging, Clinical Diagnostics, Hi End Research Instrumentation, Molecular Biology consumables and Food & Dairy testing products.

He has very good techno-commercial skills and has an excellent overview of the Biotech, Clinical Diagnostics and Medical Equipment as well as Food & Dairy testing markets in India. He is widely travelled in India and abroad.  Currently, he is  the Managing Director of a mid-size Company called DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd. (www.dssimage.com) and has been an integral part of the organisation for over 25 years. Always abreast with information of new relevant technologies being offered internationally, Ajay is the technical spear-head of the Company and has brought great strength in every foray of the organization. Over the years, he has worn many hats as head of Sales & Marketing, Technical Support, R&D and New Product Development and Business Strategy.

DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd. is a New Delhi-based company with offices all over India and provides cutting-edge solutions to researchers and clinicians in various fields of Life Sciences and Healthcare.
Seventy five years after its beginnings as a small family-owned business in pre-independence India, the DSS Group of Companies today, with a workforce of 500 people and an annual turnover of around 250 Cr INR, can proudly say it is “the Company of choice” for customers and employees in the Biotechnology and the Medical Devices sector.

With the customer as its focus, DSS aims to redefine Biotechnology & Life Science Research and Clinical Diagnostics and the Medical Equipments fields in India. Based on its mantra “Inspired by Technology”, DSS constantly endeavours to add value to its proud legacy by establishing effective collaborations via manufacturing, distribution & innovation.

DSS started its foray into the molecular/DNA based food testing business about 3 years ago. As of now DSS has developed several molecular diagnostics kits for food testing like Pathogen Testing (Salmonella, Listeria, etc), Allergen Testing (Egg, Peanuts, Wheat),  Species Identification (Pig, Cow, Buffalo, Chicken, etc) and A1/A2 Milk differntiation, to name a few. While the Company now has a large product line to address the Food and Dairy markets in India.GMO (Genetically modified Organisms) testing is another area of expertise. These kits are based on the RT-PCR platform as well as LAMP technology. DSS has also developed its own Universal DNA Extraction kit that works on a variety of samples.

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