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INFOVALLEY was honoured to represent Malaysia in the sixth Asia Pacific ICT Awards 2006 in Macao SAR from 2ndto 5th November, 2006. iGene Sdn Bhd is the proud winner of the Best Health Care Award for its Digital Autopsy project ...
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News Article | March 17, 2015
THE upcoming Cradle Buzz conference from March 19-21 will attempt to answer not only the three key concerns all startups have – market access opportunities, talent challenges and funding – but through the participation of entrepreneurs from throughout Asean, will prove to be an excellent opportunity to forge collaborations across the region. “While our goal is to instill Malaysian entrepreneurs with the knowhow to bring their ventures to the regional market, we are opening up and welcoming the Asean entrepreneur community to be part of the vital equation here at Cradle Buzz,” says Hazel Hassan (pic above), vice president of marketing and strategic partnerships at Cradle Fund Sdn Bhd, the Ministry of Finance agency organising the event. The ambition is to eventually position the event as the conduit to future regional collaborations. Indeed, Hazel emphasises, “We would like for Cradle Buzz to be a place for all entrepreneurs to find new regional partners.” With that ambition achieved, Malaysian entrepreneurs will naturally have greater confidence in bringing their business to the regional level, with more collaboration between them and partners across the Asean (Association of South-East Asian Nations) region. Asean startups which attend will also get a better understanding of what the entrepreneurial ecosystem is like in Malaysia, and hopefully bring back some lessons to their home countries. With a stellar lineup of panelists over the three-day conference, Cradle is also hoping that entrepreneurs attending Cradle Buzz walk away with valuable lessons and tips by the panellists on their own experiences of going regional. Among the panellists are Joel Neoh, international vice president of Asia Pacific at Groupon; Jason Khoo vice president of business development at Flexiroam; Bob Chua of Pulsate, Leon Foong, general manager of Uber Technologies; and Matt Chandran, founder and chief executive officer of InfoValley Group. Meanwhile, entrepreneurs aside, Cradle has also reached out to the Junior World Economic Forum and a few targeted universities and colleges to encourage their members and students (both Malaysians and Asean students) to attend Cradle Buzz. The hope is that the students are not just be inspired to become entrepreneurs themselves, but would perhaps zoom in on cool startups they may want to be involved with. And though the focus is on startups and small medium enterprises, Hazel says, “We do welcome large companies to join in.” Cradle feels that the networking opportunity offered at Cradle Buzz will allow them to meet potential partners who can add value to their businesses or even be acquisition targets – yet even more incentive for startups to join Cradle Buzz happening in two days’ time. Related Stories: Asean startup stars to gather at inaugural Cradle Buzz Animonsta overcomes challenges to grow Global Startup Youth is back, this time with Asean focus World Entrepreneurship Forum takes Malaysia’s advice, thanks to Cradle’s Nazrin For more technology news and the latest updates, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or Like us on Facebook.
News Article | September 22, 2014
Digerati50: The best still to come from Matt Chandran Founder of InfoValley Group Matt Chandran. — DNA picKUALA LUMPUR, Sept 22 — Matt Chandran, founder of the InfoValley Group, hit the headlines in June 2013 when he received RM70 million in funding from Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) for its subsidiary iGene, an advanced medical informatics company. The investment valued iGene, whose crown jewel is its Digital Autopsy System, at around RM200 million. The AIM investment was the single largest venture capital bet made on a Malaysian life sciences company by a government venture fund. However, he first got into the radar back in 2004 when he contributed an article to leading business weekly The Edge, on his version of what branding ought to be for entrepreneurs. Having just attended a technopreneur forum, he was dismissive of the “old fashioned” concepts of branding he heard, including from a large venture capitalist firm which advised tech entrepreneurs to spend more on advertising and promotions. He then offered his own vision of branding that “fellow entrepreneurs could draw a leaf from.” Those who know him describe Matt as a very focused, intellectual and practical entrepreneur who is not lacking in self-confidence or belief. For instance, on Oct 29, 2013, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak witnessed the official launch of Matt’s £3-million (RM15.1-million) Digital Autopsy Facility at Sheffield’s Medico-Legal Centre, at the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF) in London. When asked if he considered that the high point of his entrepreneurial journey so far, he replies: “In all honesty, no. I always knew we were on the right path and that the acceptance of the Digital Autopsy System would snowball slowly.” Matt understands instinctively that his customers, many of them in healthcare, are not buying a piece of technology. They want to buy a solution that makes their jobs easier. That is what he is always seeking to deliver. But he knows technology is the backbone for delivering this customer delight. Towards that, he has invested RM28 million over the past eight years into research and development, just for his Digital Autopsy System — an incredible amount to be invested in by a small company, but Matt shrugs it off. “If you are an entrepreneur and you believe in something, you will do anything you can to try and make that happen, and I just ploughed most of the profits from my other businesses back into this,” he says. This brings us to what all the excitement over iGene is about. Its Digital Autopsy System allows for autopsies to be conducted with no cutting of a body. It involves a three-dimensional scan of the body using a CT scanner. iGene’s visualisation software then converts the data into an accurate representation of the body to enable pathologists to conduct a full, non-invasive digital post-mortem. This puts it in the good books of all the major religious bodies which abhor the age-old forensic method of slicing up the dead to determine cause of death. Matt first tried to sell it in Malaysia and while response was good, he got frustrated with the pace of progress. But because he knew the system had global appeal, he started looking overseas for customers and that is how he now has a commercial system employed in the United Kingdom, and bringing in revenue. He is now talking to a venture firm in the United States which wants the rights for the US market. “If this happens, it will be on a revenue share model but with them paying for all the expenses to set up the system,” he says. It has been a 13-year journey for Matt so far, but one suspects his best years are yet to come. — Digital News Asia Digerati50 is a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. * This article was first published here.
Bagali P.G.,INFOVALLEY Group of Companies |
Prabhu A.H.,INFOVALLEY Group of Companies |
Raghavendra K.,INFOVALLEY Group of Companies |
Hittalmani S.,University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore |
Vadivelu J.S.,University of Malaya
Asia-Pacific Journal of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
In Plant sciences, the advent of recombinant DNA technology and PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) have opened up new avenues and opportunities for the application of molecular markers in the diversified field of research and scientific investigations. Important molecular markers that have been extensively used in the plant tissue culture are RFLP, RAPD, AFLP, SSR or Sequence Tagged Microsatellite Sites (STMS), Sequence Tagged Sites (STS), DNA Amplification Fingerprinting (DAF) and Microsatellite Primed-PCR (MP-PCR). Primary application of molecular markers is in testing the genetic fidelity during micropropagation/ex situ conservation and characterization of plant genetic resources. This has been used in the commercial scale micropropagation of elite genotypes and in insitu and exsitu conservation of plant genetic resources (PGRs). In this review we have highlighted the application of molecular markers in the tissue culture. Source