Case Studies

Project Title

Tergene hand-holding a pioneering venture addressing large unmet need in human vaccines

Situation Analysis

Pneumonia is the largest leading cause of mortality amongst children under 5 years of age in India. The pneumococcal vaccine market in India is currently dominated by multinationals with global sales of $4 billion. Our client Tergene, a venture led by an R&D veteran with prior history of product development addressing this unmet need in the market sought assistance from Sathguru to traverse from ideation to a feasible business in the vaccine sector.


The scope of Sathguru’s engagement included:

  1. Comprehensive hand holding including support on product strategy; early monetization of opportunities; fund raising- non-dilutive and dilutive
  2. Access to next generation delivery platform for pipeline asset and
  3. Sensitization to public health funders and procurers
  1. Helped venture navigate highly volatile and risky early technology development phase
  2. Assisted progress to preclinical development in a well-funded manner in partnership with a large Indian pharmaceutical company from whom a strategic investment has been structured