Prathista Industries Limited (Research and Technology driven company) promoted by a Young Technocrat - Dr. K.V.S.S. Sairam in 1996. (Click to view the Profile of Dr. K.V.S.S. Sairam). Being young, first generation entrepreneur, founder, and promoter – Dr. Sairam has decided to take up an innovative subject for commercialization for the first time in the country, as it is fact that there will be no charm in traditional technologies or products. Dr. Sairam was well aware of the high amount of risk involved in venturing a new subject. However, he trusted that knowledge-based industry with research back up can have a bright future for sustainable business.
Prathista is first of its kind in the concept of “Waste into Wealth” a biotechnology project that was technically wetted and financially supported by Technology Development Board, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. Prathista is enjoying the best reputation with its funding agencies, nationalized banks (State Bank of India and Andhra Bank), investors, business partners as well as associates, and esteemed customers nationally and internationally.
Now, Prathista Industries Limited is one of Asia's largest industrial fermentation establishments. Prathista is manufacturing and marketing wide range of “Eco-friendly and Bio-Technology products”. A unique feature of Prathista is having both the “aerobic and anaerobic fermentation facilities” under one roof for dealing with multiple strains simultaneously by using carbohydrates as raw material. By dealing with various microbes including fungus for production, Prathista cater the needs of multiple segments viz., Pharma (gluconic acids & its salts, lactic acid & its salts, Lacto gluconates), Food (Natural mold inhibitor, cheese ingredient, natural vinegar, and natural meat preservative) , Animal health care (cattle or poultry feed supplements), Agriculture (organic agri inputs, bio-fertilizers, bio-Pesticides, bio-control agents, botanical crop protectors), Organic solvents and Bio-Fuel etc.
Prathista is an “ ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, HACCP & ISO 22000: 2005” certified company.
Business Partners & Collaborations
Recognizing Prathista’s future potential, a pioneer nationalized bank - CanBank Venture Capital Fund Limited, Bangalore has invested equity with premium at an initial stage of the venture. This financial participation and continuous guidelines in the board by financial partners helped the company to grow gradually to achieve its desired goals. In reciprocation to this kind of support, chief promoters have already executed buyback MoU as per mutually agreed terms.
Prathista started an initial technical collaboration with DSIR recognized corporate research center, later gradually collaborated with various national laboratories and academia for bench-scale technologies. These pre-matured process protocols were upgraded or scaled up at Prathista in-house recognized research center, wherein qualified and competent research scientists are working round the clock since the inception of Prathista.
Prathista in-house research & development center was first recognized by Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India. Subsequent to this recognition, Prathista R&D center has been recognized by few Universities & academia as a training station for Post Graduates and Ph.D. students for conducting research.
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