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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India, 2010/09/14 - The eighth edition of BioAsia, global bio-business forum, was officially announced today by the Hon’ble Chief Minister K Rosaiah to be held from February 21-24, 2011 at India’s first bio-city, Hyderabad.
BioAsia 2011 will feature three tracks viz. MediAsia, HealthAsia and AgriAsia. The event is expected to attract a wide range of entrepreneurs including senior executives of leading biotech companies, business development teams from large and mid-size pharmaceutical companies, eminent scientists from R & D institutions, universities, investors and other industry experts to explore global business tie-ups.
“With an opportune theme of Boosting Bio-economy, BioAsia 2011 will feature multi-track conferences, tradeshows and partnering, in addition to awards ceremonies, networking receptions and other satellite events,” said the Chief Minister. The Chief Minister also released BioAsia 2011 brochure. The previous edition of BioAsia organised in February 2010 saw a participation of over 4,000 delegates from 21 countries across the globe. The event also recorded 800 onsite B2B meetings and featured about 160 companies.
An agreement on Russia-India Biotech Network (RIBN) was signed and exchanged in the presence of the Chief Minister by Prof. Raif Vasilov, president, Russian Biotechnology Society and CEO, Russian Bio-industry Association and Dr. B S Bajaj, convener, BioAsia 2011 and secretary, Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA). RIBN will be a dedicated online platform to effectively facilitate collaboration between the Russian & Indian biotech communities.
“This platform will be the first of its kind and will prove to be a very useful tool to accelerate the cross border collaboration between India and Russia. I take this opportunity to thank the Russian Biotech Association for their support and partnering with India in the Global Bio Future,” added the Chief Minister.
“RIBN will act as dynamic platform to bring together the Russian and Indian biotech communities, both business and science. Later other countries could join this platform making it the first global professional networking system. The first phase of the platform will be functional by October and it would become fully operational during BioAsia 2011 in February next year,” said Prof. Raif Vasilov.
The interested Russian companies will be able to browse through the profile of their Indian counterparts and interact with them to understand their activities in detail and vice versa.
“RIBN will facilitate business partnering throughout the year in addition to offering business support services like databases, online seminars, placements, exchange programs, facility visits, trade delegations,” said Dr. B S Bajaj.
Mr. Kanna Lakshmi Narayana, Minister for Major Industries, Mr. Vyacheslav I Trubnikov, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, Mr. Peter T Hassan, Consul General of Russian Federation in India and Advisor (Industries), Government of AP and Mr. B P Acharya, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, Government of AP were present on the occasion.