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Dr. Sitakantha Dash

Chairman & Mentor
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Mr. Samir ranjan Mishra

Co-Founder and Director
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Mr. Dipti sundar Mohanty

Co-Founder & CMD
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Er. Swarup Acharya

IT Strategy Analyst
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Er. Debasan Basa

IT- Expert
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Dr. Prasant Saboth

Adviser- Health
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Dilip Patro

Adviser- Business Developement & Operations

Dr. Sitakantha Dash

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Dr. Sitakantha Dash

Chairman & Founder of UAS Laboratories, LLC and President of DD Innovations, Inc., Received Highest Academic Honor
Ph.D. (Nutrition & Biochemistry), South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota (USA) 1973 MS (Nutrition), South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota (USA) 1970

Dr. Sitakantha Dash

Dr. S.K. Dash received Honorary Doctor of Science degree, the highest academic honor from Utkal University, on February 21, 2015 at its 46th Annual Convocation held in Bhubaneswar, India for his contributions to probiotic research and development, philanthropy and love for India.

Career

Chairman and Founder, UAS Laboratories, LLC. Wausau, WI (USA), April 2013-Present; President & Founder, DD Innovations, Inc., Edina, Minnesota (USA) January 2014 – Present; President , UAS Laboratories, Inc. Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA) 1979- April 2013; President, APN Laboratories, Inc. Wisconsin (USA) 2010-2013; Director, Food and Drug, South Dakota, (USA) 1973- 81; Adjunct Professor, Dept of Health & Nutritional Sciences, South Dakota State University, 2011-Present; Adjunct Professor, Department of Health Science, Minnesota State University, Minnesota (USA) 1991-1992; Vice President & Director, International Probiotics Association 2008-2011; Chairman, Kalinga HCO Foundation 2008- Present.

Career Related

Director, Kalinga Hospital; Director, Hospital Corporation of Odisha; President, Odisha Society of Americas; Director, International Probiotics Association; Chairman, Hindu Society of Minnesota; Chairman, Kalinga HCO foundation; Director, India Association of Minnesota; Chairman, Dr. Dash Foundation.

Innovative Works

Introduced acid-resistant, non-dairy probiotics in USA; Introduced quality control (CFU/g) standards for probiotics worldwide; Expanded consumer awareness on probiotics in USA that has grown from 5% ten years ago to 85% now and helped increase probiotics market from 10 million dollars to 32 billion dollars today. Developed and marketed most stable and effective probiotic strains Lactobacillus acidophilus DDS®-1 and other strain like Lactobacillus plantarum 2B . Innovator of clinically tested probiotic products – Probioplus DDS, DDS-Acidophilus, DDS-Plus, DDS-Junior and Cran-Gyn DDS. Inventor of “Method of preventing, Controlling and ameliorating Urinary tract infections and supporting digestive health by using synergistic Cranberry derivative, A D-Mannose composition and a proprietary probiotic blend with US Patent #12/889,450 (Pending).

Civic

Established Dr. S. K. Dash Probiotic & Prebiotic Innovation Center for Excellence and Endowed Professorship at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bhubaneswar, India and South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota, USA 2014; Helped in establishing Non Resident Oriya Facilitation center (NROFC), Bhubaneswar, India; Helped in establishing Kalinga Hospital in Odisha ; Helped in setting up Fakir Mohan

University in Odisha ; Helped in setting up Regional Blood Bank in Bhubaneswar; Helped in setting up four Odisha -America Resource centers in Odisha; Provide scholarships to students of Odisha State, South Dakota State University and South Dakota School of Mines; Helped in setting up Urgent Care health center in Cuttack, India; Adopted a village, three orphanages, four high schools in Odisha, India. Set up a Polytechnic Institute for under privileged students in Odisha, India. Founding member and president, Odisha Society of Americas 1993- 1995; Chairman, Hindu Society of Minnesota 1996-98; Sponsored areas- Literature & Education (Pratibha Ray, Monoj Das, Chandrasekhar Rath, Bibhuti Patnaik and others); Art and Music (Prafulla Kar, Sikander Alam, Pranab Patnaik, Akshaya Mohanty, Raghunath Panigrahi and others), Dance (Sanjukta Panigrahi, Kelucharan Mohapatra, Gangadhar Pradhan, Aruna Mohanty, Kavita Diwedi and others); Mount Everest climber, Former President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam to Minneapolis and many others.

Awards and Honors

Recipient “Distinguished Alumni Award”, South Dakota State University 2014; Recipient “2010 Probiotic Award”, Frost & Sullivan; Recipient “Minnesota Indo-American Association Achievement Award” 2009; Honored “Probiotic Prophet”, Healthy Living Consumer Magazine 2009; Honored “Minnesota State Senate” 2007; Recipient “Distinguished Non Resident Oriya” Government of Odisha (NROFC) 2006; Recipient “Prabasi Utkal Sanman”. “Outstanding man of the year” Odisha Society of Americas 2000; “Outstanding man of the year” Hindu Society of Minnesota 1998; Recipient “Distinguished Alumni Award”, Ch. R.N. Bidyapitha, Cuttack, India 2001; Recipient “Best of Eden Prairie Award”, U.S. Commerce Association 2009 – 2012; Recipient “Golden Arch Award”, NRI Institute for Innovation in Probiotics and medicine 1991; “Man of the year”, American Biographical Institute 1998; “Lion of the Year”, Capital Lions Club of Pierre, South Dakota 1977; Listed in who’s who in the world, who’s who in Midwest (USA) and National registry of Who’s who. Innovator and Entrepreneur nominee of America 1995.

Membership

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society of North America; American Association for Advancement of Science; American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists; Institute of Food Technologists; Natural Product Association; American College of Advancement of Medicine; American Veterinary Medical Association; American Dairy Science Association; American Society of Animal Science; Council of Agricultural Science and Technology; South Dakota Academy of Science; New York Academy of Science; American College of Nutrition; The Collaborative Group; The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE), Minnesota Chapter; Academy of Nutrition and Dietietics, Minnesota Chapter; Edina Chamber of Commerce.

Family

Son of Nila Kantha and Duti Dash; Married Kalpana Dash, June 18, 1967; Children: Raj Dash (Son) and Kelly (Daughter-in-Law); Dave Dash (Son) and Katie (Daughter-in-Law).

Mr. Samir ranjan Mishra

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Mr. Samir ranjan Mishra

Co-founder & Director R&D
Masters in Applied & Industrial Microbiology from Utkal University, Odisha and pursuing doctoral degree in “Environmental Biotechnology”.

Mr. Samir ranjan Mishra

Has been an astute program leader having wide experience in various R&D projects and associated as an Advisor-CSR, KIIT-Technology Business Incubator, Bhubaneswar, Odisha supported by NSTEDB, DST, Govt. of India for various CSR initiatives, facilitating startup ecosystems in India as part of the incubation –mentor program, facilitating national & international research training and conference on emerging technology in the field of community health, microbiology / biotechnology, work very closely with government and academic institutes on various community based outreach programs, provide overall direction and guidance to the organizations upon various Environmental and sustainable development Policy (Training, Research and Institutional Capacity Development) initiatives as well as coordination with funding agencies like World Bank team /country representative towards strengthening R&D programs and ensuring synergies across these programs and development e.g.; Execution, Supervision, Monitoring and evaluation and overall project cycle management and maintain high organizational ethic during project implementation. Had received masters in Applied & Industrial Microbiology from Utkal University, Odisha and pursuing doctoral degree in “Environmental Biotechnology”.

He is an environmental biotechnologist having more than 16 years of research experience. Had published papers in various peer reviewed journals and books and participated in more than 50 national and international scientific conferences. Mr. Samir had diverse industrial experience and trained at Swiss Institute of Environmental Biology (EAWAG-ETH), Dübendorf, Switzerland. He is actively involved in research concerning health analytics, Environmental biotechnology, microbial genomics and ecology of extreme environments and microbial diversity of aquatic ecosystems, providing scientific consultancy to London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK; UNICEF, Odisha and International Development Association (IDA), Washington, D.C., U.S.A under CDA-ICZMP, Odisha.

As an active member in professional and scientific societies; American society for Microbiology (ASM) and Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Mr. Mishra is well associated with various environmental projects as well as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with different PSUs and corporate houses like MCL, EMIL, Vedanta and Thriveni etc. towards implementation of various innovation driven public welfare projects. Along with this Mr. Mishra oversees the strategic planning, execution and evaluation of projects & innovations towards a sustainable societal growth.

Publications: Peer reviewed articles/book: 18; https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samir_Mishra5

Mr.Dipti Sundar Mohanty

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Mr.Dipti Sundar Mohanty

Co-Founder & CMD
Master in Microbiology along with Master in Business Administration, Post graduate Diploma in Public health. Certified Clinical Trial Programmer from SAS USA.

Mr.Dipti Sundar Mohanty

Mr.Mohanty is a Public Health Professional along with Microbiologist having 16 Years of Experience in leading teams to effectively deliver health care services at community and hospital. He has experienced good knowledge in health care management at the hospital and community level while working at senior management and organisation. Mr. Mohanty had started his carrier in clinical trial and experience the knowledge in Lab and community from Phase-I to Phase-IV on Prevention of Neonatal sepsis.

Mr. Mohanty is a SAS Certified Clincal Trial Programmer in 2011 also Certified on Human Participant Protection Education for Research Teams 2005 from National Institute of Health (NIH), USA.During the tenure of the profession, he was involved in Various National & Internal Organisation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundations, National Institute of Health (USA), UNICEF, DFID-TMST, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Save the children-India, World Vision, Public Health Foundation India (PHFI), OXFAM. He was involved in ISO & NABH accreditation of Govt. and Private hospital Also Mr.Mohanty is inovolved in finding the gaps & innovation health related Maternal Child Health, Hospital at the grass root level.

Er. Swarup Acharya

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Er. Swarup Acharya

IT Strategy Analyst
Engineer in computer science from KIIT University, Odisha.

Er. Swarup Acharya

Swarup founded Malus Technology (P) Ltd. in January 2014, with the goal of providing quality software services and providing a differentiated value proposition to its clients. He played a key role in the continued business growth through a single minded focus on customer and technology has enabled Malus Technology to be recognized as a high value solutions driven company.

He is an engineer in computer science from KIIT University and an aspiring techno commercial person in the field of IT and telecommunication. He is the Co- founder of Malus Infra LLP. It is a full-service planning and architecture firm, has dealt successfully with all aspects of new construction, from urban planning and site usability, to project concept, architectural design and building management.

He is also the Co- founder of Buddhidata Education Solutions Pvt. Ltd, a technology driven social enterprise has developed the product titled Sharptutor, which acts as a one stop solution for Home Tutors and provides a tutors-students-parents interface to bring transparency in delivery of the quality education.

Er. Debasan Basa

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Er. Debasan Basa

IT- Expert
Engineering in Computer Science from Bijupattnaik University of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha.

Er. Debasan Basa

Debasan began his career, with Malus Technology (P) Ltd. Prior to joining Malus Technology, Er. Debasan was a member of the Malus Technology (P) Ltd as Managing Director, leading all products and technologies, and navigating Malus globally.

Er. Debasan, graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science Engineering) degree from Bijupattnaik University of Technology, Rourkela, Odisha. Prior to joining Malus Technology (P) Ltd., He was Software Developer at Multimodus Ventures Pvt. Ltd (Kolkata).

He has 12 + years of rich experience in IT industries. Mr. Basa aims to make Malus Technology (P) Ltd. a Most Innovative IT Companies in the World.

Dr. Prasant kumar saboth

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Dr. Prasant kumar saboth

Adviser- Health
MBBS, MD Pediatrics

Dr. Prasant kumar saboth

Dr. Prasant is a pediatrician and public health professional with experience in leading teams to effectively deliver health & Nutrition project goals in time.

He has gained academic and administrative experience in health care management while working at senior management in various institutions and organizations. His technical experience of working as Program Managers in UNDP, IPE Global, JSPL, Tata Steel, CARE, and PSI makes him familiar with national and state health policies and programs.

He has established linkages and networking with professional bodies namely BPNI, NNF, IMA, IPHA, Youth Association of India and IAP. His clinical & public health experience with administrative capacity makes him a perfect match for leading health teams. At present, He is working as Senior Advisor, Newborn and Child health with IPE Global Ltd in VRIDDHI project.Dr Prasant is a national faculty for FPC, NRP and Facility Based Newborn Care packages.

Dilip Patro

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Dilip Patro

Adviser- Business Developement & Operations

Dilip Patro

34years experience , a demonstrated history of working in the hospital & HealthcareIndustry. Strong sales professional skilled in Strategic Planning, Business Development, Business Strategy, and Team Management with an excellent track record, in managing Business and Operations of multi-specialty hospitals of reputed brands, in highly competitive environments.

Skilled at managing independent profit centres, balancing delivery of quality care with revenue growth and cost rationalization. Held senior positions VP (Utkal Hospital) , AVP ( AMRI Hospital) , GM (KIMS) & ZM ( Johnson & Johnson) In Hospitals & Pharma Industry.

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