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The recent progress in biotechnology in India is the result of the impetus in economy since post-cold war period. The success in information technology is being emulated by a similar trend in the biotech and pharma sector using private and government funds. The challenges, the opportunities, the current status of biotechnology in India, and future prospects in the Indian framework will be the focus of this track. This track will be a forum for networking between biotechnology researchers, entrepreneurs and industry.

  • Innovations in biotechnology
  • Education and manpower development
  • Problems and prospects in biotechnology industries
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Malnutrition and poverty: how biotechnology can help
  • Industry-academia collaborations
  • Biotechnology patents, IPR and licensing issues
  • Global partnerships

 TRACK SCHEDULE

Introducing the Track, Biotechnology in India-From a Global Perspective @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Dr. Bipin Nair, Dean-Biotechnology, Amrita University
Plenary Address: Crowd-Funded Micro-Grants to Link Biotechnology and “Big Data” R&D to Life Sciences Innovation in India @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Vural Özdemir, MD, Ph.D., DABCP Co-Founder, DELSA Global, Seattle, WA, USA Crowd-Funded Micro-Grants to Link Biotechnology and “Big Data” R&D to Life Sciences Innovation in India Vural Özdemir, MD, PhD, DABCP1,2* Data-Enabled Life Sciences Alliance International (DELSA Global), Seattle, WA 98101,
Aug 14 @ 10:10 am – 10:40 am
Invited Talk:  Nature Nurtures New Drug Discovery @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
M. D. Nair, Ph.D. Former Vice-President, SPIC Pharmaceuticals, Tamil Nadu, India The global healthcare scene of which the pharmaceutical industry and its products are integral components is today at the cross roads. The high and unaffordable costs of drug research
Aug 14 @ 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Invited Talk: New Drug R&D in India: Challenges & Opportunities @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Ramani A. Aiyer, Ph.D., MBA Principal, Shasta BioVentures, San Jose, CA, USA New Drug R&D in India: Challenges & Opportunities New drug discovery and development has become a global endeavor, with Western big pharmaceutical companies farming out more and more
Delegate Talk: Intrinsic modulation of cytokine response by mycobacteria @ Acharya Hall | Vallikavu | Kerala | India
Sukhithasri V, Nisha N, Vivek V and Raja Biswas The host innate immune system acts as the first line of defense against invading pathogens. During an infection, the host innate immune cells recognize unique conserved molecules on the pathogen known