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BioAsia 2016 kick starts in Hyderabad

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The inaugural ceremony of BioAsia 2016 witnessed many strategic partnerships and investment announcements of close to Rs 700 crores

The 13th edition of BioAsia kicked off at the Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC). The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Leveraging India to succeed globally.’ Delegates from healthcare, biotech, pharma, life-sciences, IT, academia and startups are likely to participate in the conference.

BioAsia 2016 was inaugurated by Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister of Industries, Government of Telangana. Dignitaries present at the inauguration were Susil Premajayantha, Minister of Science, Technology & Research, Sri Lanka, who was also the guest of honour. Also present on the occasion were Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg, Ambassador Designate of the Kingdom of Norway and Dr Magdalena Cruz Yabar, Minister Counsellor /Deputy Head of Mission Embassy of Spain and Nobel Laureate Prof Ada Yonath, Weismann Institute, Israel.

The inaugural ceremony of BioAsia 2016 witnessed many strategic partnerships and investment announcements of close to Rs 700 crores. The Telangana government further announced 13 land approvals for biotech and pharma companies.

Rao gave away the Genome Valley Excellence Awards 2016 to Nobel Laureate Prof Ada Yonath, Weismann Institute, Israel.

The inaugural ceremony also saw participation from a 10-member delegation including regulatory body representatives, industry captains, high profile speakers, etc from Norway, Spain, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Israel and many more.

The second day of BioAsia will host sessions and panel discussions on Building a Strategy for India – Ways to Develop Bioeconomy, Biosimilars – Make in India for Global Market, – Innovative strategies in the drug discovery etc conducted by eminent industry speakers. A CEO Conclave will be held on the same day on the theme ‘Make in India.’

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