Gayathri Vaidyanathan

Gayathri writes on health, environment and science. She has reported and produced stories for the Washington Post, Discover, Nature, and the New York Times, amongst other publications. In her last assignment, she was the lead science writer for E&E News in Washington, D.C. E&E News is a news organisation focused on energy and the environment. Over the past decade, Gayathri has travelled across North America, Africa and Asia on long-form reporting projects. She has a master’s in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in biochemistry from McMaster University in Ontario. At The Ken, Gayathri will write on healthcare, the pharmaceutical business and the environment. Based in Bengaluru, you can reach her at gayathri at the rate the-ken.com

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GE startup GenWorks’ rural India healthcare push

Hi Archit, Those numbers come from GenWorks, of course. They claim to have done between ~Rs 420 crore and ~Rs 500 crore of sales across all products (they do sell some non-GE products, where it's not competitive). At a 15% CAGR (the non-conservative estimate), they estimate Rs 800 crore of sales (rounded up from ~Rs 760 crore) across the *entire product porfolio*. A 10% CAGR would place them at Rs 655 crore. Of course, future numbers are always claims.

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