Institutional Ethics Committee

Strand Life Sciences has constituted an Institutional Ethics Committee (IEC) with members from varied professional backgrounds. The IEC oversees the ethical aspects of the business Strand conducts and the research performed to ensure that the company adheres to ethical guidelines stipulated by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and other national and international agencies.

Institutional Ethics Committee Members


Dr. Patnam Krishnaswamy

Distinguished Professor, St. Johns Research Institute

Chairman of the IEC

Molecular Diagnostician
Mr. P. B. Appaiah

Advocate, Bangalore

Dr. Latha Jagannathan

Honorary Medical Director & Managing Trustee,

Bangalore Medical Services Trust

Dr. Sundar Sarukkai

Professor of Philosophy, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore

Ms. Namitha Kumar Sociologist
Ms. Susan Chandrasekar


Lay Person
Dr. Ashraf U Mannan

Director – Medical Genetics, Strand Life Sciences

Medical Geneticist
Dr. Sudhir Borgonha

Chief Medical Officer, Strand Life Sciences

Medical Scientist
Ms. Razia Sultana

Senior Manager – Admin & Facilities,

Strand Life Sciences


Observers from Strand Life Sciences

Dr. Vijay Chandru Chairman & Managing Director
Dr. Ramesh Hariharan CEO
Dr. Satish Sankaran Vice President – Clinical Operations & Laboratory Director