XCODE to tackle ageing with DNA

Chennai-based biotechnology start-up XCODE Life Sciences, which offers genetic assessment services, is now offering personalised anti-ageing solutions.

While its basic genetic assessment tests can assess risk levels for lifestyle disorders such as heart diseases, diabetes, and obesity, XCODE’s new anti-ageing programme is designed to slow down the ageing process in men and women, with some simple lifestyle changes.

Founded in 2010, the company was initially part of Vellore Institute of Technology’s Technology Business Incubator. R Narayanan, co-founder of XCODE told Financial Chronicle that genetic assessment is quite expensive as of now and only a few companies in India offer this service. “We have handled about 140 cases of genotyping so far. Based on our tests, we are able to ascertain whether an individual is predisposed to a particular ailment or disorder. We can also assess whether your body is able to metabolise certain prescription drugs,” he said.


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