News 2010



Wednesday July 14, 2010

OPTRA Systems names Dr. R.A. Mashelkar as Chairman of its Advisory Board

OPTRA Systems, a leading Lifescience and Healthcare Informatics company headquartered in Pune, today, handed over reins of its Scientific Advisory Board to world acclaimed scientist and visionary Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar. He is taking over the responsibility in capacity of Chairman of the Advisory board.

Speaking on this occasion, Abhijeet Gholap, founder President and CEO of OPTRA Systems said, "We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Mashelkar shaping our Company Vision. Dr. Mashelkar has been propagating a culture of innovation and balanced intellectual property rights regime for over a decade. It was through his sustained and visionary campaign that growing awareness of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) has dawned on Indian academics, researches and corporates than merely counting success of the companies in terms of headcount. OPTRA strongly believes in creating niche business models as it has demonstrated over last 3 years since its inception and thus it's a great moment for OPTRA to have Dr. Mashelkar on board."

Deeply connected with the innovation movement in India, Dr. Mashelkar is currently the Chairman of India's National Innovation Foundation, Reliance Innovation Council, Thermax Innovation Council and Marico Innovation Foundation. The President of India honored Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991) and with Padmabhushan (2000), which are two of the highest civilian honors in recognition of his contribution to nation building.

OPTRA Systems is a software company headquartered in Pune with offices in California and Holland, exclusively serving leading pharmaceutical, biotech and instrumentation companies globally. Recently, OPTRA was in news owing to its contribution in "Human Genome Informatics Project" along with Stanford University and Harvard University in USA.


About Optra Systems:
OPTRA SYSTEMS is an ISO-certified global organization delivering customized Medical Device and Lab Automation, Life  Science R&D, Digital Pathology and Cloud & Mobility based solutions. With a strong domain expertise and a global-delivery  model, OPTRA SYSTEMS serves from start up to fortune 500 companies as well as top tier academic & research institutions. With its extensive past experience, Optra Systems can leverage its ready to use building blocks to assist its clients in reducing their project time and cost. Optra Systems works as an extended engineering arm either on time and material or turnkey  solutions basis. Widely recognized for our innovation, OPTRA SYSTEMS has been named by Deloitte as amongst 'Fast 50  Growing Companies' for the last 3 consecutive years.
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