Updated on 30 January 2013
Curtain raiser - Bangalore India BIO 2013 will be held from February 4-6, 2013, at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore
Bangalore: The flagship biotech event of the State of Karnataka, India - Bangalore India BIO, will be holding its 13th edition from February 4-6, 2013, at The Lalit Ashok in Bangalore, India. The three-day event, which is renowned for calibrating the pulse of the biotechnology industry, will bring together global leaders from the life sciences sector for a comprehensive overview of this rapidly changing industry.
A curtain raiser of the event was organized by the Department of Information Technology, Bio-Technology and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, India; Vision Group on Biotechnology and MM Activ Sci-Tech Communications in Bangalore, to appraise the event details.
The event overview was given by Mr I S N Prasad, principal secretary to government, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science and Technology, Government of Karnataka, India, in the presence of Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon and chairperson, Karnataka's Vision Group on Biotechnology.
The 13th edition of Bangalore India BIO will be inaugurated by Mr Jagadish Shettar, chief minister, Karnataka, India. The guests of honour for the event will include dignitaries like Mr Mark Lytle, division director, Georgia Centers of Innovation; Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia, US; Ms Anne MacColl, CEO, Scottish Development International (SDI), Scotland; and Prof K VijayRaghavan, secretary, Department of Biotechnology, India; and Mr S V Rangnath, chief secretary, Karnataka, India.
Three industry reports will be released at the event, including, a report on "Indian Biotechnology: The roadmap to the next decade and beyond' by ABLE; a report on 'Opportunities for fermentation industry and biotechnology' by ABLE; and a report on "Funding your science idea" by Atharva Life Sciences Consulting.
The event is expected to witness a gathering of over 800 delegates from India and abroad and more than 100 exhibitors from the industry, research organizations and academia. The event will feature a multi-track conference with stimulating plenaries, lively panel discussions, inspiring workshops, international tradeshow and poster exhibition, and bio excellence awards.