Seventy five years after its beginnings as a small family-owned business in pre-independence India, the DSS Group of Companies today, with a workforce of 500 people and an annual turnover of around 250 Cr INR, can proudly say it is “the company of choice” for customers and employees in the Biotechnology sector. With the customer as its focus, DSS aims to redefine Biotechnology & Life Science research and clinical diagnostics in India.  Based on its mantra “Inspired by Technology”, DSS constantly endeavours to add value to its proud legacy by establishing effective collaborations via manufacturing, distribution & innovation.

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DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd

In 1998 Darbara Singh & Sons a traditional supplier of microscopes and laboratory equipment

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DSS Takara Bio India Pvt. Ltd

From a principal-distributor agreeement starting in 2005 to a joint venture collaboration in 2011

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DSS Tech Ventures

DSS Tech Ventures is a start-up company promoted by the DSS Group with the idea of searching, identifying

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Magnus Opto Systems India Pvt. Ltd

A world class manufacturing unit for Educational & Clinical microscopes


  • 1938

    Conceptualization >>

  • 1952

    New Delhi >>

  • 1964

    Tie up With Olympus Japan>>

  • 1998

    DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd

  • 2007

    New Factory at Noida

  • 2011

    DSS Takra Bio India Pvt. Ltd

  • 2013

    R&D Center


Conceptualization of a small family owned business based in Amritsar, Punjab dealing in imports from Japan in general merchandise


Formation of Darbara Singh & Sons at New Delhi


Tie up With Olympus Japan for manufacture of Microscopes for factory in India (New Delhi)


Incorporation of DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd. for marketing of Olympus Microscopes and other synergistic brands


Foundation of new Factory at Noida for manufacture of Olympus brand microscopes


Joint Venture with Takara Bio Inc. Japan for formation of DSS Takra Bio India Pvt. Ltd. to manufacture and market biological reagents.


DSS R&D Center established & recognized by DST & DSIR


Darbara Singh & Sons

The DSS (Darbara Singh & Sons) story begins before the Second World War, in 1938, when two brothers from Amritsar in Punjab went to Japan, with dreams of adventure and fortune. They began by setting up a business, importing general merchandise from Japan … and that dream - which has crystallized into a Healthcare & Biotechnology focus continues to unfold.

In 1998, Darbara Singh & Sons transformed its identity to DSS Imagetech and adopted the motto “Inspired By Technology” as it’s mantra for growth. The new avatar of DSS -- DSS Imagetech – sought out new technologies in the field of Microscopy and Molecular Diagnostics and developed its expertise in these fields. A few years later, with the formation of the Medical division, DSS adopted the same knowledge and proficiency in Endoscopy, Bronchoscopy and Simulator-based Surgical Training.


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DSS Imagetech Traditional Supplier Of Microscopes And Laboratory Equipment.

Darbara Singh & Sons, a traditional supplier of microscopes and laboratory equipment, transformed its identity to DSS Imagetech Pvt. Ltd in 1988 with a mission to identify, source and distribute cutting-edge technology products to labs in India. DSS gradually expanded its product portfolio to encompass Life Science Research and Healthcare. To ensure better a customer experience DSS expanded its reach to 10 cities in India alongwith resident representatives in 6 more cities. With a robust supply-chain infrastructure and a team of over 150 highly qualified and dedicated professionals, DSS today is rated among the top bio-suppliers in India.

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From a principal-distributor agreement starting in 2005 to a joint-venture collaboration in 2011, the relationship between Takara Bio Japan and DSS has kept growing. It is best exemplified by the business of Molecular Biology reagents being done under the DSS Takara Bio India (DTI) banner. After establishing a state-of- the-art manufacturing facility in New Delhi, DTI has gained recognition among researchers and clinicians in India as a reliable source of high quality molecular biology reagents.
An increasing number of products are now being made in India as DTI has continued to increase its market foot-print among research, clinical and industrial labs throughout the country. Products manufactured at DTI have also found acceptance in discerning overseas markets as well. View Website

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DSS Tech Ventures

DSS Tech Ventures is a start-up promoted by the DSS Group with the idea of identifying, developing and commercializing medical and clinical diagnostic technologies which are relevant to emerging countries; technologies which have synergy with the current business of the DSS Group.
DSS Tech Ventures has reached out to collaborate with researchers from all over India in the field of molecular diagnostics for infectious diseases, food testing for GMO, Dairy etc. and optics-based hardware platforms which can provide low-cost solutions to healthcare problems in the developing world.

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Magnus Opto Systems India is a manufacturer of Educational and Clinical microscopes for sale in India and overseas. Located in the industrial township of Noida near New Delhi, the 4000 sq. meters factory’s core competence is in optical engineering and precision mechanical engineering. The microscopes are regarded as the gold standard in their respective categories. This world class manufacturing facility has a 50 year old Japanese legacy with association with companies like Olympus Corporation Japan. View Website