Over 5 years' hands-on expertise
across business development, market analysis, research & development,
management as well as client relationship management within the Government,
Research, Bio-based and Healthcare industries.
in conducting full cycle market research including the feasibility study,
preparing business proposals and presentations, coupled with
solid multitasking abilities.
Known as a self-driven professional, able to
effectively analyse, support and manage investment projects as well as liaising
and troubleshooting for clients with government departments.
Demonstrated excellent acumen in
creating value, maximizing growth potential as well as enhance the overall
Qualified and very knowledgeable in
Biology and Healthcare related areas.
Reports Generation and Analysis
Proficiency in Healthcare
02/2015 to Current
Business AnalystMalaysian Biotechnology Corporation Sdn Bhd | Kuala Lumpur
Design, develop and implement business development programs in line with specified key focus areas planned by BiotechCorp.
Provide comprehensive support in the development and execution of healthcare industry development initiatives in the areas of Biopharmaceuticals, Medical Technologies as well as Emerging Biosciences.
Oversee client development and project management towards the delivery of accelerated development projects.
Support global client development to attract investments and technology transactions while facilitating business start-ups, identify land, strategize government incentives and introduce multiple source of funding.
Develop strategies and business models in line with business intentions as well as specific opportunities.
Monitor the implementation of action plans by other agencies in supporting the overall goals and missions as well as enhancing the local bio-based healthcare ecosystem.
Collaborate with the other governmental agencies in supporting the identification, development, structuring and execution of investment projects with industry players.
Constantly engage with project owners and companies to address gaps as well as nurturing a conducive environment for the local biotechnology players.
Perform in-depth industry analysis and market trends assessment on respective biomedical sub-sectors; writing whitepapers as industry advocate when needed.
Facilitate commercialization activities of BioNexus and non-BioNexus companies while conduct business matching between interested parties.
Manage international business networking events to generate investment pipeline leads.
07/2013 to 11/2014
Research CoordinatorUniversity of Malaya | Kuala Lumpur
Managed a team of five staffs to carry out two projects in Kuala Lumpur and predominantly was involved in a project that involved drug abusers from Kuantan.
Negotiated terms with National Anti-Drug Agency to operate from within their facility in Kuantan rent-free; also, negotiated terms with Royal Malaysian Police for uninterrupted services schedule.
Organized and chaired a workshop that helped amend certain policies that eventually helped in the completion of projects for the organization; the workshop involved high-level participants from three different ministries and was well-received among the participants.
Helped in organizing health camps as promotion material for Malaysian AIDS Council.
Drafted various grant proposals and also maintained grants that were active; helped in completion of two major projects during the tenure with the organization.
Successfully promoted and executed outreach programs as means of obtaining valuable data for research.
01/2010 to 05/2013
Research AssistantINFORMM, Universiti Sains Malaysia | Penang
Managed all activities within the laboratory while performed inventory and stock checks on all chemicals as well as consumables.
Managed animal holding laboratory and was responsible for Conducts molecular, microbiology, microscopy and animal experiments.
Prepared the Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) and Working Instruction (WI) documents for many research methods as well as laboratory equipment.
Drafted various research proposals, authored scientific papers in international journals, presented papers at conferences and prepared project reports as per grant requirements.
Trained internship students and project students in various laboratory aspects.
Organized scientific conferences and colloquiums in Penang.
Concurrently worked on completing Masters Study while working within the organization.
Bachelor of Science: Biomedical Sciences General BusinessWestern Michigan University － MI, USABiomedical Sciences General Business
Master of Science: Molecular MedicineUniversiti Sains Malaysia － PenangMalaysiaMolecular Medicine
Puvanesuaran, V.R., Ibrahim, N., Noordin, R., Balakrishnan, V. 2012. Variations in annealing temperature and Magnesium chloride concentration for eight RFLP markers of Toxoplasma gondii. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci, 4(3), 220-224.
Puvanesuaran, V.R., Nowroji, K., Sreenivasan, S., Noordin, R., Balakrishnan, V. 2012. Use of prednisolone to aid propagation of Toxoplasma gondii in mice. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci, 16(8), 1028-1032.
Puvanesuaran, V.R., Ibrahim, N., Noordin, R., Balakrishnan, V. 2012. Isolation of viable Toxoplasma gondii cysts from brain samples for oral infection. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci, 16(9), 1179-1183.
Hossain, M.S., Rahman, N.N.N.A, Balakrishnan, V., Puvanesuaran, V.R., Sarker, M.Z.I., Kadir M.O.A. 2013. Infectious Risk Assessment of Unsafe Handling Practices and Management of Clinical Solid Waste. Int J Environ Res Publ Health, 10(2), 556-557.
Puvanesuaran, V.R., Noordin, R., Balakrishnan, V. 2013. Isolation and genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii from free-range ducks in Malaysia. Avian Dis, 57(1), 128-132.
Puvanesuaran, V.R., Ibrahim, N., Noordin, R., Balakrishnan, V. 2013. Genotyping of Toxoplasma gondii isolates from wild boars in Peninsular Malaysia. PLoS One, 8(4), e61730
Full Professional Proficiency in three languages (English, Bahasa Melayu & Tamil)