After working briefly with Sahas Softech, a Mumbai startup providing 3D printing solutions, co-founded by her brother Sohrab Kothari and friend Sagar Shah, her journey began six years ago by providing patient-specific medical solutions. “In 2015, I co-founded Anatomiz3D, my brother and Shah being the other founders, to focus on the needs of hospitals and patients. We met several doctors and surgeons. We began our discussions with multiple clinicians at Apollo in Hyderabad just around 18-20 months ago. The chief executive officer, Dr K. Hari Prasad, and Dr Padma helped us take the partnership this far,” Kothari, also the startup’s CTO, tells Fortune India.
They have now set up the first exclusive hospital 3D-printing lab at Apollo Health City, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad. “The lab, being set up with a capital investment of ₹10 crore, will be inaugurated on Monday (February 22). Our plan is to expand it to other centres,” she said. The lab will provide medical 3D-printing services for better healthcare, through the creation of anatomical models for pre-surgical planning and education, patient-specific cutting and drilling guides, and customised implants and implant moulds.