Dr. Merina Benny serves as GM- QA and R & D of Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd. Right from the beginning she has been a motivating force and her influence was pivotal in imparting a strong sense of direction to the company’s innovation and research initiatives. Currently she heads the R & D division of the organization and is in-charge of the quality assurance of all units of Arjuna. She is actively involved in the standardization of different herbal extracts as well as in the development of methods for analysis and clinical studies. An avid reader and writer, Dr Merina has been a regular contributor to several national and international research publications. She is active in developing formulations for LivLong Nutraceuticals Ltd, a subsidiary company of Arjuna Natural Extracts Ltd. Her consuming passion for science made her to lead several research initiatives in association with reputed sponsoring agencies including Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences.Dr Merina currently holds 6 granted international patents and over 25 research papers to her credit.
She is an Industrial member of Board of Studies (Bio technology) of PSG College of Arts & Science, Coimbatore and also a consultant for research scholars of different universities.Dr. Merina is in the Advisory board of Sahrdaya College of Engineering & technology and a life member of Society of Biotechnologists India and Indian Pharmaceutical Association.She is also a well-known patron of Indian Society of Pharmacognosy.