Our Core Competency

Our core competency is research in bio-resources. We have our own fermentation, chromatography, spectroscopy facility
We specifically focus on the immense potential of the north eastern region of India in the field of biotechnology.

We envisage to become the preferred technology partner for innovation in bioresources.

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Our Journey

The journey of Ouija Biosolutions has its origins in the thought that the nascent biotech sector in North-East India requires a robust push. Given the tremendous wealth of bioresources and age-old traditions and knowledge about their sustainable use, biotech can change the way we look at our bioresources. One way is to embrace the concept of science entrepreneurship and make the first move!

BIRAC’s support in the form of Biotechnology Ignition Grant (BIG) in 2017 provided us the first platform to establish our idea that fungal fermentation can enhance the quantity and quality of the fragrant Assam agarwood oil. Driven by the desire to innovate and enthused by the overwhelming response to our efforts beginning with BIG, we decided to start –up early.

On 11th of April, 2018, exactly one year after starting BIG, Ouija Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd. was formed. With a ready laboratory set up in Guwahati Biotech Park and Incubation Centre, IIT-Guwahati Campus, we are poised to make forays into technology-driven biosolutions.

What We Do

We are an R&D company primarily dealing in innovation and process improvements in biotechnology. Our flagship technology, a novel fermentation based agarwood oil extraction process, has been successfully prototyped and is in the process of scale up to pilot.

We also deal in

– research and development work for process and technology development in other flavors and fragrances
– specialised services for essential oil producers and traders to test their raw material and oil quality by physio-chemical profiling
– perfumes, cosmetics, incense and other aroma products
– consultancy in agarwood oil production
– training

Team

Dr. Supriyo Sen is one of the founding members of Ouija BioSolutions. He has over 12 years of experience in the field of biotechnology and synthetic biology having worked as Senior Research Fellow at IAASST, Guwahati and Lecturer of Biotechnology at Don Bosco University, Guwahati. Dr. Sen has published three research papers in international scientific journals and 3 patent applications are pending for final approval. He is active in the field at the international level, having presented research papers at Frankfurt, Paris and Kuala Lumpur. He has completed his PhD in Molecular Biology from the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University at Coimbatore and Masters in Agriculture from Jorhat Agricultural University.

Dr. Sen is a movie buff and in his free time, he loves to watch everything Bollywood and dream about the next big innovation coming his way!

Rituparna Buragohain is the second founding member of Ouija BioSolutions. He has over 16 years of experience in Information Technology and Management. He has done his MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona and Engineering from NIT, Surat. He has been involved with Infosys Technologies in Pune, DHL Worldwide Express in Phoenix, AZ and Ethos Technologies in Beijing. Rituparna has also worked in various e-Governance ventures for the State and Central Government.

Rituparna loves to travel and has just recently spent his summer in the Alps in Switzerland. He spends his time with his animals and reading about evolutionary biology and astrophysics.