Updated on 31 January 2014
The International Conference will deliberate on issues of pressing interest to the Biotech sector including Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine, Biosimilars, Personalised Medicine, Biomedical Devices and Digital Health, BioInformatics for Drug Discovery & Development, Key Issues in Clinical Trials Development and Agri Biotech & Secondary Agriculture - Needs of the Nation.
One of the key highlights of the conference will be Agri- Biotech day which will be inaugurated by Shri. Krishna Byre Gowda, H'ble Minister for Agriculture Government of Karnataka in the presence of Shri. Bharat Lal Meena, IAS, Principal Secretary, Department Agriculture, Govt. of Karnataka. The key note address for this session will be delivered by Em. Prof. Dr. Marc Van Montagu, World Food Prize Laureate 2013.
The conference will feature 25 Conference Sessions, addressed by luminaries from the biotech fraternity including; Mr. Razwin Sulairee Hasnan Termizi, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysian Biotechnology Corporation (BiotechCorp), Malaysia, Dr. Yang Woo Kim, Chief of International Export & Trade Promotion Center, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), Korea, Dr. Andrew Milner, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, NeuroSciences Victoria, Australia, Dr. P.M. Murali, President, ABLE India; Managing Director, Evolva Biotech, Professor Graham Jenkin, Deputy Director, The Ritchie Centre for Translational Research, Monash Institute of Medical Research, Dr. Murali-Krishna Kaja, Associate Director, ICGEB-Emory Vaccine Center, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Shridhar Narayanan, Vice President and Head, Infection science, AstraZeneca, Bangalore, Dr. Krishna M. Ella, CMD, Bharat Biotech, Dr. K. K. Narayanan, Managing Director, Metahelix Life Sciences Limited, Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries, Dr. Mahendra Rao, Director, NIH Center for Regenerative Medicine, Maryland, Dr. Usha Barwale Zehr, Chief Technology Officer (Whole time Director) Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company Limited, India, to name some.
An important panel discussion Fireside Chat has been included which will focus on the increasing role of technology in Healthcare and will feature Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson, Karnataka Vision, Group on Biotechnology; Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited, Dr. B.S. Ajaikumar, Chairman & CEO, HealthCare Global Enterprises Limited, Dr. Devi Prasad Shetty, Chairman, Narayana Health, Shri Srivatsa Krishna, IAS, Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, GoK.
A Round Table discussion on "Harmonisation of Global Regulatory Framework with special focus on Asia Pacific" has also been scheduled with regulators invited from the key countries such as Malaysia, UK, Korea, Australia and India.