Trident Diagnostics: Providing Comprehensive Diagnostic Facilities under One Roof

Prof. Kshama Hiremath, Co-Founder & CEO,Kirandev Hiremath, Co-Founder & MD

Prof. Kshama Hiremath, Co-Founder & CEO

Kirandev Hiremath, Co-Founder & MD

The era of start-ups has definitely delighted customers with conveniences, and we are witnessing exciting innovations in a wide spectrum of domains. However, the sector of healthcare continues to be a challenge and comparatively very few start-ups have tapped on this abundant opportunity. Even today, 90 percent of the lab and diagnostic industry continue to be fragmented and only a handful of laboratories have accreditations and function as a brand. Trident Diagnostics, a Bangalore-based start-up is pioneering a shift in healthcare industry by addressing the core tenets of the domain – Availability, Accessibility and Affordability. The company aims to cater to the three tenets by enabling franchise module, lab-to-lab tie-ups to avail quality services, adopt technology to penetrate areas with lack of healthcare access and deliver reliable services at an affordable price.

Founded by entrepreneur couple Prof. Kshama (Consultant Biochemist & CEO), and Kirandev Hiremath(MD),Trident offers an array of healthcare services including laboratory & diagnostic reporting, exclusive cardiology diagnostic services, in-house specialist consultations, food intolerance & allergy testing, reporting & counseling and high risk pregnancy management. For the convenience of patients,
company offers home sample collection and evening clinic where customers can meet the specialists at their convenient time.

Trident aims to cater to the three tenets by enabling franchise module, lab-to-lab tie-ups to avail quality services, adopt technology to penetrate areas with lack of healthcare access and deliver reliable services at an affordable price

Prof. Kshama recalls the early days, “The beginning was the hardest, risking our stable careers, overcoming opposition from family members, raising capital which saw us exhaust our savings, sell our properties and pledge our jewelry. As they say, the rest will fall into place if you are committed to achieve what you desire, and it’s been a wonderful translation of our efforts, as we move towards being an NABL accredited laboratory from our humble beginnings”.

Trident is a far cry from a standalone lab and functions as a responsible company contributing to the safety and integrity of the patients. Efforts such as being fully automated and bar coded laboratory, equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, housing competent professionals, every report being QC checked ensures that every report delivered through Trident is accurate, swift and does not compromise with patient healthcare. The conscious towards quality is reflected in the company raking up CRISIL, ISO 9001:2015 and NABL Accreditation in a short span of three years since its inception.
Today, Trident has grown as a comprehensive healthcare centre catering to 300+ doctors and aggregating samples from 120+ labs & hospitals across Bangalore. Unlike laboratories, which rely heavily on referrals from clinics & hospitals, Trident attracts walk-in customers with its educative initiative of promoting preventive healthcare services and customized healthcare packages. The company also has a sub-specialty clinic, Blessed Babies, which offer turnkey high-risk pregnancy management.

Super Pathologist is unique innovation by its team, which provides instant sampling of reports remotely by virtually connecting source laboratories with in-house pathologists at Trident. This cloud-based technology benefits the patients by providing quality & accurate report (across laboratory), reduce turnaround time, avoid logistics cost and save money.

Way Ahead
Kirandev explains, “In an era when people expect more from everything, its high time laboratories upgrade themselves and be much more than just a laboratory. That’s where Trident has achieved the breakthrough with our comprehensive healthcare services. People find it comfortable that they can get consultation, laboratory tests, book online sample pickup, get preventive healthcare check-ups and even get the prescribed medicines, all under one roof”.

The much thought after franchise module of Trident will take wings in January 2018 with the launch of its first franchise, which mimics the main centre with state-of-the art infrastructure and expertise. With Super Pathologist, Trident is all geared-up to integrate small & medium laboratories and penetrate tier-2 & 3 cities.