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Kelly Services India organises its first Life Science Xchange 2014 Summit in Mumbai

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Kelly Services recently organised the first ever Life Science Xchange 2014 Thought Leadership Summit in Mumbai. The event was partnered in association with KellyOCG (Outsourcing and Consulting Group) and Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE). It saw participation from leading industry heads and scientific scholars as part of the panel discussions.

This is the first time Kelly Services India has organised its proprietary event in India, previously the event has been organised in London and Paris. The objective was to provide an open platform for business leaders and academia to discuss advancement of life sciences in India along with future trends and best practices in the sector.

Kelly Services has a dedicated KSR (Kelly Scientific Resources) team which works towards providing workforce solutions across verticals such as pharma, medical devices, speciality chemicals/chemicals, agro and seeds and life sciences segment.

“This forum is a valuable opportunity for industry leaders to have an open dialogue on various new trends that are shaping up in the pharma and life sciences space. This event is an appropriate platform to offer our clients and future investors understand the growth opportunity India has in terms of the life sciences space which will further fuel the staffing industry in the country in a big way”, said Christopher P Jock, Vice President and Practice Leader, Kelly OCG – STEM Group Head.

Highlights of the event included speaker sessions on topics like:

  • ‘Innovation: Interplay of science and technology in drug discovery and development’
  • ‘Search for new antibiotics: journey continues’
  • ‘Bio-entrepreneurship: The new model for Biotech start-ups’• ‘Mapping the talent genome’

The event ended with a panel discussion that touched upon the challenges around acquiring good science talent in India, entrepreneurship and the need to create an ecosystem that supports research and innovation.

The essence of the event was also to provide a networking platform for leading Industry leaders to gather and share their business expertise on topics from minimising drug discovery risks to innovation to bridging the gap between progress in the scientific space and talent available in India.

EP News BureauMumbai

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