Our team is an amalgamation of various brains and experiences across the country. Our exposure to various verticals in healthcare industry is definitely leading us towards better solutions day-by-day.
Dr. Gautam Wankhede brings over 17 years of diversified healthcare experience to his role as the Director- Medical Affairs at Mylab Discovery Solutions. In this capacity, he is responsible for leading medical strategies that support successful product development and commercialization, and guide medical education, research, and communication around Mylab’s diagnostic solutions in market and in development. He is also responsible for the development of comprehensive clinical evaluation, structured scientific communication and go-to-market plans for products.
In addition to these critical roles, Dr. Gautam spearheads the engagement with multiple stakeholders including commercial, regulatory, research institutes, government bodies, and other partners to establish the products’ clinical and economic value, and to enhance patient-centric healthcare. He collates critical and latest insights into medical practices and patient needs from varied KOLs and stakeholders, and leverage these insights to improve value proposition by collaborating with Mylab’s R&D and commercial functions. He leads various collaborative studies, public presentations and writes papers related to the use of molecular diagnostics aimed at improving patient outcomes.
Prior to Mylab, Dr. Gautam held positions as Director-Medical Affairs/Marketing at Alliance Transfusion, Manager- Healthcare Practice at Gerson Lehrman Group, Medical Advisor, Clinical Diagnostics Group at Bio-Rad Laboratories, South Asia and Consultant, Transfusion Medicine at Fortis Escorts Heart & Super Specialty Institute.
Dr. Gautam possesses in-depth scientific and commercial understanding of In-vitro Diagnostics, Medical Devices, Laboratory Medicine, Infectious Disease, Molecular Diagnostics, Lab Management Software.
Dr. Pawar heads the Serology and Microbiome (R&D) at Mylab. He has played a major role in developing India’s first Self-Test kit, ‘CoviSelf’ which was launched earlier in the year 2021. He has wide experience in managing and executing mega projects including high throughput bacterial culturomics from the human gut and other environmental niches, and their screening for various industrially important enzymes and also in cultivation, characterization, and preservation of microbes from marine sponges. He has been involved in various microbial genomics projects and carried out studies to elucidate their functional role in various environmental niches. He also has a deep interest in screening for bacterial isolates for significant probiotic properties both on the phenotypic and genotypic levels.
Prior to Mylab, he worked as a Scientist at NCMR, NCCS, Pune. He also holds the position of Joint Secretary, Association of Microbiologist of India (Pune Unit).
Dr. Pawar received his Ph. D. in Microbiology from North Maharashtra University, Maharashtra, and M. Sc. In Microbiology from Modern College, University of Pune Maharashtra.
He has also contributed to many research papers and was invited to talk at many events related to Serology, microbiology and microbiome.
Ram Ray is the Chief Growth Officer of Mylab Discovery Solutions. He spearheads business scaling initiatives for Mylab by identifying and manoeuvring disruptive growth opportunities. Ram is an organization builder with 20+ years of operating experience building robust organizations. Ram is passionate about democratizing affordable high-quality healthcare. He has worked closely with diverse global boards comprising members from large private equity funds, global family offices, and high-pedigree promoter groups in India.
In his previous roles, Ram has been the Chief Operating Officer at Vijaya Diagnostics, one of the largest diagnostics companies in India. He was also the Director at India’s largest primary healthcare chain ‘Healthspring’ funded by Columbia Pacific.
Before entering healthcare, he held country leadership roles with The Times Group and The Manipal Group. He is a gold medalist in MBA from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. Ram adds a new dimension to the core leadership team with his versatile experience in finance, economics, and marketing domain. He likes long-distance running and considers Bill Campbell as his role model.
Karthik is Head – Marketing & Product Management. He handles the field Marketing and Product launches of Mylab IVD kits & devices Business. He has almost a decade of experience in Sales & Marketing mainly focussed in the development, management, growth and retention of key accounts & Product Marketing for a wide range of organizations.
He has held various strategic positions in leading Healthcare companies like DiaSys Diagnostics India Pvt Ltd, Abbott Healthcare & Trivitron Healthcare. Biochemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Coagulation, Urinalysis are his area of expertise in the IVD segment.
He hold B.E. degree from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, Mumbai and later pursued his Executive M.B.A from Indo German Training Centre along with PWD degree in German Language from Goethe Institute, Mumbai. Karthik likes travelling around the globe and is a Cricket enthusiast and speaks 9 languages.