Updated on 7 April 2014
"It is detrimental to have unrealistic business cases and win-lose partnership arguments," opined Dr Bianco.
"The vaccine business is less a game of monopoly, and more a game of snakes-and-ladders', and nobody wants that," further added Dr Bianco.
Dr Ella concluded, "So it is not the lack of money... Something seems to be wrong somewhere.. We have been manufacturing vaccines since 1999, and it costs less than the price of a water bottle on your tables. But things are changing now... Public-private and private-private partnerships are helping us to tackle neglected diseases. Big companies should work with emerging world which can reach the neglected markets."
The conference witnessed exhibition stalls erected by PALL Life Sciences, Aptar Stelmi, ATMI Life Sciences, BIA Separations, West Pharma, HiMedia, and Healthgen Biotechnology.