Dr. Zacharia Jacob developed the SJ – 29 drops, an Ayurvedic novel alternative for cancer therapy. He is an internationally renowned traditional Ayurvedic medical practitioner, Medical Microbiologist, Bio technologist, Oncologist and the founder Director of AAMRC, Calicut. Born on the 28th September 1953 to Late Mr. K.C. Chacko and Late Mrs. Mariamma Chacko, Peediakal, Kudathai, Calicut.
Dr. Jacob, after completion of his M. Sc. (Botany) from Kerala University in 1976 and M.C.T. from Calicut University in 1977, joined the prestigious Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and researched on studies of some fungi of medical importance. The studies encompassed mainly some superficial, systemic and ophthalmic infections and formulation and treatment with newer medicines. The above work was conducted in association with the King's George Medical College and the Army Base Hospital, Lucknow and the doctoral degree was conferred by the Kanpur University in 1983. During 1983-'91 he was associated with the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore and worked in various capacities for the development of new biotechnological processes for the production of SCO, bio surfactants and polyalcohols. His mission to USA (1992-'93) was the turning point in his career when he worked with Prof. C.Y. Stein at the Department of Medicine, Oncology, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, to research on immunological and genetical aspects related to the development of anti-sensors as anticancer medicines.