DRUG DISCOVERY CONFERENCE - Showcasing India's Innovation Pipeline


08:00 – 09:00 Hrs


09:00 – 09:30 Hrs

Trade Show Inauguration

09:30 – 10:30 Hrs

BioAsia 2015 Keynote Addresses

10:30 – 11:45 Hrs

Doing more with less – Accelerating India’s Biopharmaceutical Discovery

  • Dr. Renu Swarup, Managing Director, DBT-BIRAC, Government of India
  • Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Ltd., India
  • Dr. Harish Iyer, CEO, Shantha Biotechnics Limited, India
  • Mr. CSN Murthy, CEO, Aurigene Discovery Technologies, India
  • Dr. Neelima Khairatkar-Joshi, Sr. Vice President and Head, NCE Discovery Research, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, India
  • Dr. Seema Kantak, Vice President - Research & Preclinical Development, Nektar Therapeutics, USA
  • Dr. Stefan Hart, Director New Ventures Singapore/SEA/India, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Singapore

Dr. Ajit Shetty, Corporate Vice President Global Operations, Johnson & Johnson USA (retd.), Chairman Emeritus, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium


11:45 - 12:15 Hrs

Networking Break & Visit to the Exhibition

12:15 – 13:30 Hrs

Collaborating to bring effective treatment to market

  • Dr. Ludo Lauwers, Sr. Vice President, Janssen Pharmaceutica, Belgium
  • Dr. Prasad Sunkara, President and CEO, Innova Therapeutics, Inc., USA
  • Mr. Solomon Yimam, Assistant Country Director, U.S. FDA India Office
  • Dr. Paul Willis, Director - Drug Discovery, Medicines for Malaria Venture, Switzerland
  • Mr. M.G.A.M. (Marcel) Moester, Coordinating/Specialist Senior Inspector, Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate, Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports, Netherlands
  • Dr. Phil Kearney, Director - Licensing & External Research, MSD, Australia
  • Dr. Shridhar Narayanan, Director, Foundation for Neglected Disease Research and Former Director, Astra Zeneca Research Labs, India

Mr. Vikas Dandekar, India Bureau Chief, PharmAsia News, Informa Business Information, India


13:30 – 14:30 Hrs

Networking Lunch & Visit to the Exhibition

14:30 – 16:00 Hrs

Investing in the NEW

  • Prof. Mark Caulfield, Director, William Harvey Research Institute & Genomics England, UK
  • Dr. Subir Basak, Global President (R&D), Jubilant Lifesciences, India
  • Dr. Ramanuj Dasgupta, Group Leader, Cancer Therapeutics and Stratified Oncology, Genome Institute of Singapore
  • Dr. Ramareddy V. Guntaka, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center, USA
  • Mr. Sreevatsa Natarajan, CEO, Sapien Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., India
  • Ms. Shobha Vijayaraghavan, Vice President, Business Development, Connexios Life Sciences
  • Mr. Jon Mowles, Sector Specialist - Life Sciences, UK Trade & Investment, UK

Mr. Madhur Rathaur, Director, PwC, India


16:00 - 17:30 Hrs

Funding drug discovery

  • Dr. J B Gupta, Chief Scientific Officer, GVK Biosciences, India
  • Dr. Wenyong Wang, Managing Director, Investment Banking, EVOLUTION Life Sciences Partners, USA and Acting Chief Business Officer, Viventia BIO, Canada
  • Dr. PKS Sharma, Head (Technical), BIRAC
  • Prof. P. Yogeeswari, Professor, Department of Pharmacy & Associate Dean, Sponsored Research and Consultancy Division, Birla Institute of Technology & Science-Pilani, Hyderabad
  • Mr. Julian Christmas, Tax and Finance Policy Specialist, UK Trade & Investment

Mr. Vishal Gandhi, Managing Partner & CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors PLC, India*


17:30 - 18:30 Hrs

Networking Break & Visit to the Exhibition

Global Leaders @BioAsia 2015


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