About Us

BioNEST program under BIRAC provides support to establish bio-incubators either as a standalone entity or as a part of the academia. Owing to this, the BioNEST –IASST is nestled in Institute of Advanced Study in Science and Technology (IASST) to justify the concept of incubator wherein Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Networks & Collaboration, Resource management & Outreach will be taken care of for emerging Biotech/Life Science Startup Ventures.

It shall thrive to provide instrumentation platforms for Small and Medium scale industries (SME's), Academic Institutions & hospitals, to further their research programs in biotechnology, life sciences and biomedical sciences.

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Meet Our Team

Prof. Ashis Kr. Mukherjee

Prof. Ashis Kr. Mukherjee

Prof. Devasish Chowdhury

Prof. Devasish Chowdhury


Our Services

Training & Workshop

BioNEST IASST conduct regular workshops, seminars and lectures in specific areas of biotechnology, Instrumentation and entrepreneurship. These will be open to students, industry personnel and incubatees. BioNEST IASST offers training programs to course finishing students and fresh employees in the following modules namely: Handling of Sophisticated Instruments, Cell & Molecular Biology techniques, Microbiology & Fermentation techniques, Analytical & In-Process Development. This unique course offers an opportunity to gain experience in cutting edge technology, process and analytical tools prior to pursuing their career.

Legal Consultancy

Idea validation from a legal and regulatory standpoint, including advising on founder legacy issues and legal execution of the business idea will be taken care by our Legal Consultant team. These include company incorporation, financial & accounting setup, HR processes, regulatory requirements, etc. BioNEST IASSTshall advice on negotiations, best practices, tax impact and investment documentation (such as term sheets, shareholder agreements, etc). BioNEST IASST will advise legal mechanisms to address strategic initiatives such as employee stock incentives, innovation/patent pipelines and protection strategy, product development and commercialization by licensing (in-licensing, out-licensing, cross licensing), contract manufacturing, co-development, etc.), mergers & acquisitions, business alliances, joint ventures and sale of business.

IPR Consultancy

The IPR team will ensure to identify patentable technologies with emphasis on technologies suitable for India. Primarily it will focus on patentability of an invention in a particular jurisdiction, Infringement issues, Technical processing of IP inventions, Prior Art Reporting, Technical Patent Drafting (including suggested claims) and ultimately can guide the incubatees in protecting their innovations.There are multiple national/international attorneys attached to this centre and all start up ventures in BioNEST IASST are allowed to interact and take help of this team for IP consultancy for filing the patents on subsidized rate.


Our Advisors and mentors have decades of experience and belong to top-notch institutions of India and abroad.In-house experts will provide professional or expert advice in area such as Biomedicine, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Device, Biotechnology, Phytopharmacology, Nanotechnology, Bioprocess engineering etc. In-house expert’s primary role will be to assist startup as an educator or a catalyst, a resource, or a facilitator. The Mentors of BioNEST IASST will provide advice on how best to modify new technologies so that they become patentable and commercially viable in India.

Business Consultancy

These include value proposition of the technology, defining of markets or targeted industry or the customer needs, financial projections, milestones and risk planning and creating a business plan document.The supported entities however will have to pay for specific transactions. Incubatees can avail these services on a shared basis or on a need basis.

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