"I have always worked on ideas that are tough, relevant for the society and can make a name for India"

If outsourced research is the buzzword, Dr AV Rama Rao ought to be its icon. He runs India’s only scientific research lab as a business venture. His company Avra Laboratories provides technical services, process technologies and synthesis of new chemical entities for world's leading drug companies like GD Searle, Pfizer and Bristol-Myers Squibb. From extremely humble origins of rural Andhra...

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