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'Ora’ or 'Aura'  translates to “Life Force” in many native tribal languages .

 

Most of these indigenous communities pride themselves in their symbiotic relationship with the natural world.

 

These sentiments resound strongly in their responsible production and consumption practices to protect our planet's life-supporting capacity.

 

Motivated by such beliefs, TeOra uses Nature’s ingenuine biological processes as a guide to enable the clean and sustainable production of compounds & peptides.

 

Take nothing but inspiration from Nature.

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TeOra was founded in 2019 with a straightforward mission: 
to build a sustainable future by scaling the Science behind Biomanufacturing into an expandable impactful Business. 

OUR
STORY

For as long as Rishita can remember, she has been an explorer. Driven by a force to make a positive impact and do good for all, the common and charted path ahead was not hers. She was intrigued by how nature sustains itself and supports life with all of its components- all the way down to the smallest unit of life, a 'cell'.  

“It's fascinating to see the science and art behind an intricate cellular system. How it operates as a cohesive tiny machine. And how they all come together to form life as we know it.”

​The path of science took her to understand the fundamental basis of how cells communicate and migrate. 

“It has become a love affair with microbes."

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The deadly 2005 Maharashtra floods, which were exacerbated by plastic waste clogging drainage systems, were a wake-up call for Rishita and her community. It became more evident than ever that we, as a community, had to do better for our environment. This instance encouraged Rishita to leverage her extensive research background to develop the next generation of sustainability solutions.

For effective change to take shape, the solutions that Rishita developed needed to be taken from the lab to market. She is on a mission to make her solutions commercially available to any company that can become more sustainable by unlocking the power of Nature.  

This is how, and when TeOra as a company started. There is a critical need to bring Science out of the lab, develop it into a sustainable business, and into the communities where it can positively impact a larger group of people. 

Why not the world?

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Rishita Changede, PhD
Founder & CEO

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Mathew Darryl
Head of Operations

Prof Indira Ghosh
Bioinformatics Strategist

Yasaman Tavakoli, PhD
R&D

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TEAM

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Shuddhodana, PhD
R&D

Shu Ning Chan, PhD
Postdoctoral Scientist

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Foo Guo Wei
Research Assistant

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Dr. Bert Grobben

Teik Guan Tan

Prof Chee Wee Lee

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