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Scientist-entrepreneur Dr Piyush Patel believes in making the most of an opportunity


Dr Piyush Patel, MD, FRCP (C) is the founder of Allied Research International, a world leader in allergy science. He was selected as the national winner from the finalists for the prestigious Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Launched in 1989 with an initial investment of less than $10,000, Allied Research had two employees – Dr Patel and his wife Arati.

Within 10 years, the company grew to become a state-of-the-art facility with 15 employees.

“We financed the growth with RRSPs and a second mortgage, so of course there were sleepless nights. But I am the sort of person who just goes ahead and does things. I never started out thinking I’d be an entrepreneur. 

An opportunity came up and I made the most of it.

“I enjoy the research; I enjoy the science; I like working with all these people,” says Dr Patel. 

Posted: Dec 31, 2012

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