Hyderabad to host Bio-Asia event from Feb 15-17
Bio-Asia 2007, the fourth edition of Asia’s biotech event, is set to commence from February15-17, 2007 in Hyderabad. The three-day event is to be hosted by the Federation of Asian Biotech Association (FABA) and the Andhra Pradesh government with the University of Hyderabad (UoH) and supported by the European Federation of Biotechnology as partners.
Five entrepreneurs – Sugen Life Sciences, Sri Balaji Biopharma India Ltd, EPR Pharmaceuticals, Celestial Labs and Rational Labs – are expected to start their new companies in Andhra Pradesh.
Further, the event will see delegations from Switzerland, Finland, Holland for the first time in the event. Delegates are expected from 15 member countries of FABA such as Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Japan, South Korea and Thailand.
According to BS Bajaj, secretary-general, FABA, the event is expected to have more B2B meets during the business forum sessions. To recall, about 45 MoUs were signed during the previous editions of Bio Asia. More than 50% of these MoUs have been implemented and are active and most of the B2B interactive meet arranged earlier have resulted in major collaborations in countries like Pakistan, the US, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, etc. A CEO conclave is being scheduled which would be addressed by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, CMD, Biocon.