The Silicon Review
Early detection of cancer is proven to reduce the mortality rate of the patient and it is very important to encourage early screening and diagnosis. There are various natural products, hormones, and antimetabolite drugs that are effective in the treatment of cancerous diseases. Based in Mumbai, Zuvius Lifesciences is a pharma company which specializes in creating highly effective anticancer drugs, and is also known to take up social welfare initiatives to educate and spread awareness about cancer prevention.
In conversation with Mr. Nimish Thakkar, Chairman & Managing Director of Zuvius
Can you brief us about the history of your company?
Zuvius took shape in our hearts when we unearthed a huge outbreak of cancer cases plaguing the world. The rarity of the disease and the unavailability of a sustainable solution gave us a purpose to pursue. In the year 2005, we sold off our distribution agency and laid the foundation stone of Zuvius. We sailed through storms and rough tides to finally find the glory of our relentless efforts. We picked the pebbles of experience, and blended the gravels of the industry and finally carved the road ahead specializing in the oncology and super specialty segment. Today, the company has emerged to be the manufacturers of the widest range of high-quality anti-cancer drugs operating in Pan India as well as in the global markets.
What were the biggest initial hurdles to building your business and how did you overcome them?
There was an epoch of 2 years from 2006 to 2008, when the company hit a roadblock. Sales were ceased and employees left. We were on the brink of collapse but it was our faith in the cause, our perseverance and hard work that kept us standing even through the darkest hours. The unity amongst the Directors to stand together and strong zeal to the cause of fighting against cancer really helped us overcome it.
What’s the best thing that happened to you recently?
Our recent efforts towards spreading awareness on cancer in rural villages received an overwhelming response. People have started to understand the importance of early diagnosis and cancer screening which will definitely prove to be a game-changing move in the treatment of cancer and enhancement of survival rate. Our team at Zuvius is doing some great work not only in formulating anti-cancer drugs but also in nutraceuticals along with other super-specialty segments. So, that’s the recent happenings which are keeping us on the edge and giving us an adrenaline rush.
What is your greatest fear, and how do you manage fear?
Though I won’t coin it as a fear, I do make special efforts to keep my team intact by keeping politics out of my employees and nurturing a happy healthy work environment. It is only when people work from a place of content and happiness; they deliver much more than they thought they could. Being a member of the pharmaceutical industry, my fear is neither the competition nor the performance of my products. Healthy competition is very essential for new innovations, break-through researches, and helpful solutions.
There is nothing more important for a successful business than a well-defined mission and vision statements. Can you explain your M&V statements in brief?
Our vision is to beat cancer and the day is not far away when people will say “Cancer? We are not worried, Zuvius Lifesciences is here”. Our mission is to spread good health across the globe, that’s why Zuvius is constantly striving to maximize the potential of its products, not just in efficacy but in the safety of the prospect as well. Anti-Cancer drugs are linked to several side-effects and it is our constant endeavor not only to free people from the clench of cancer but also to help them return to optimum health!
What do you hope to accomplish in the long run?
Our aim is to make cancer a curable disease, and with Zuvius’ quality medicines we see that happening in the near future. The advancement of technology, better facility, and breakthrough medications can surely bring us a day when cancer would not a life-threating disease. We at Zuvius Lifesciences strive to assist and help the cancer patients overcome their disease and make their families happy and healthy.
If you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?
Never compromise your integrity for anything in the world. If you are doing something against the voice of your heart then it’s not worth doing it.
Mr. Nimish Thakkar, Chairman & Managing Director of Zuvius
Zuvius Lifesciences is fostered by the dynamic visionary, Mr. Nimish Thakkar. He is a pioneering leader in the pharma industry who vowed to change ugly the fate of cancer back in 2005. Mr. Thakkar began his entrepreneurial journey at a tender age of 19. Pharmacy was his passion but entrepreneurship ran in his blood. Right from the beginning, he believed in bold moves, disruptive thoughts and unconventional strides. As a young audacious apprentice, he took the less traversed road and entered the pharmaceutical industry with his own distributor agency. With passion in his eyes, hunger in his heart and a clear vision in his mind, the tycoon devoted his time in culling the skilled know-how of the pharmaceutical industry and forming a team that would be the rock pillars to big endeavors.
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