February 15th, 2011— Takara Bio Inc. (Otsu, Japan) today announced that it has entered into agreement with DSS Imagetech Pvt., Ltd. (New Delhi, India) to establish a joint venture in India, which engage in sales and manufacturing of research reagents and scientific instruments. Takara bio group holds 51% stock share of the new company as its consolidated subsidiary.


DSS Imagetech has been a distributor of Takara and Clontech branded research reagents since 2005. DSS Imagetech with its long standing history is a well-known life science supplier in India for the field of research, clinical and diagnostics. It has its sales forces covering the 12 major cities in India, whose strength will be succeeded by the joint venture.


Through new company, Takara Bio and DSS Imagetech will strengthen its commitment to sales of research reagent and scientific instruments in the fastest growing market. In addition, the joint venture is aiming to have a manufacturing capability to offer competitive research reagent suited for the local market needs. The company aims to achieve 1 billion yen in annual sales within five years after the establishment.


Takara aims to take a leadership role in growing bio supplier sector of India.


[ Planned Outline of DSS Takara Bio Pvt., Ltd. ]

Establishment April, 2011
Managing Director Arvinder S. Dhingra
Address A-5 Mohan Co-op Indl. Estate Mathura Road New Delhi-110044, India

Takara Bio Group 51%, 
DSS Imagetech Group 49%

Employees 25


  1. Import and sales of research reagents and scientific instruments
  2. Manufacturing of research reagents and scientific instruments


[ About Takara Bio Inc. ]

Takara Bio Inc. is an innovative biotechnology company based in Shiga, Japan. As a world leader in biotechnology research and development, Takara Bio was the first company to market PCR technology in Japan and is also the developer of the RetroNectin® reagent, which is a world-standard in gene therapy protocols. In addition to providing research reagents and equipment to the life science research market, Takara Bio has active research and product development activities in the fields of gene and cell-based therapy, and agricultural biotechnology; and is committed preventing disease and improving the quality of life for all people through the use of biotechnology. Through strategic alliances with other industry leaders, the Company aims to extend its reach around the world. More information is available at http://www.takara-bio.com.


[ About DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd. ]

DSS is a reputed bio-supplier company in India with branch offices in 9 cities to cover the vast Indian life Science market. With 150 highly qualified and experienced professionals it focuses on addressing the needs of the Indian scientific community through providing them with scientific updates, application support and after sales service through-out India.
With 50 years of service to the Indian scientific community DSS is a well- recognized and trusted name in the Indian Life sciences market.
Strategic partnerships with some of the outstanding Institutes in India has given DSS a position as a consultative partner to many Scientific Institutes in the country.

Establishment Year 1998
Managing Director and CEO Arvinder S. Dhingra
Address A-5 Mohan Co-op Indl. Estate Mathura Road New Delhi-110044, India
Business Location

Delhi, Munbai, BLR, Pune, Chennnai, Ahmedabad, CHD, Lucknow, GWHT, Koltaka, HYD, TVM

Business Import and Sales of Microscopy, Laser Microdissection, Image analysis software / systems, Genetic workstation, ICSI workstation, DNA probes, micro array readers, Surgical Simulators, Fluorescence Spectrometers, Diagnostic Kits, and Research Reagents and Kits