Industry discusses emerging trends at BioPharma World. IE 2021

Guest of Honour Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures & Co-Founder; Infosys & Dr. Dinesh Dua, ED, Nectar Lifesciences & Chairman BioPharma World. IE 2021 felicitated the award winners

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Mumbai: Chemtech organized BioPharma World. IE 2021, focused online tradeshow
and two day conference for Bio-pharma industry during ChemTECH World. IE 2021 from
February 23- 26, 2021. The event was held under the leadership of Dr. Dinesh Dua, Executive Director, Nectar Lifesciences as the Chairman and Dr. Mahesh Bhalgat, COO, Syngene International as the Vice-Chair.
The overall event was supported by BIORx Venture Advisors Pvt Ltd. as Knowledge Partner and Process Partners for the BIO Awards; and Indian Healthcare Angels, BSLA and BIOACCLERATE supported the 2nd day of the conference as Mentoring Partners.
With participation from over 300 participants, the conference had a packed agenda with 21
speakers sharing their depth insights on various Nuances of Bio-Pharmaceuticals ranging
from R&D, Supply Chain, Digitization, Operational Excellence, Clinical Research and Policy
making for the conducive growth of India’s BioPharma sector.
Speakers deliberated on the emerging trends in biopharmaceuticals industries and the allied
sectors of technology & services on the 1st day of the conference in thematic sessions on ‘The Next Big Opportunity for India’, Mr. Vishal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, BIORx Ventures Advisors Pvt Ltd. moderated the panel discussion Nuances of Bio-Pharmaceuticals – Acceleration Impact Initiatives from bench to Bedside in India.
Other panelists and speakers at the event included as follows:
• Dr. Disha Dadke, Vice President, CuraTeQ Biologics
• Dr. Arun Kumar Ramteke, Ex- Joint DCGI.
• Dr. Amit Jogi, Syngene International Ltd.
• Dr. Subadra Dravida, Founder &; CEO, Transcell Biologics
• Mr. Sreekumar Choyarmadathil, Principal Consultant, Wipro Ltd.
• Dr. Girish Joshi, VP- Business Development- Kemwell BioSciences
• Mr. Saikat Biswas, Global Head – Medical devices, Pharma Services, Manufacturing,
Energy and Utilities, Wipro Ltd.
• Prof. Arnab K. Laha, Associate Professor, IIM – Ahmedabad
• Dr. Sucheta Banerjee, Director Training, CDSA, THSTI, Department of Biotechnology
• Mr. Shelley Saxena, Founder & CEO, Sevamob
• Mr. Vickram Srivastava, Head of Supply Chain Planning, IPCA Laboratories ltd.
• Mr.Rajesh Singha, Country Industry Development Manager (Life Sciences and
Healthcare), DHL
• Dr. Varun Gupta, SVP, 1mg Technologies
• Mr. Samit Jain, Managing Director, Pluss Advanced Technologies Pvt Ltd.
• Dr. Moritz Von Stosch, Chief Innovation Officer, Data How
• Mr.Yogesh Mirajgave, Senior Solution Consultant, APM , Aspentech
• Mr.Rajesh Vedak, Managing Director, Werum IT Solutions India Pvt Ltd
• Mr.Kiran Gubba, CEO, Gubba Cold Storage Pvt. Ltd
• Dr. Mirage Singh, Program Manager, National Biopharma Mission, DBT BIRAC
• Mr.Nigel, CEO, Senior Care Catalysts
• Dr. Bula Choudhury, Senior Scientist, Guwahati Biotech Park.
• Dr. Aditya Kulkarni CEO, Aten Porus Lifesciences
• Mr. Manohar, CEO, Stempeutics
• Dr. Mritunjay Suar CEO, KIIT Biotech Incubator
• Dr. Ratnesh Jain, Associate Professor, IICT
• Ms.Geetha Ramamurthy, GiGa Innovation Centers
• Ms. Sunita K Shreedharan, Advocate & Patent Agent, SKS Law Associates
Sponsors and partners for BioPharma World. IE 2021 were Aspentech, DHL Express,
Syngene International, SKS Law Associates, BIORx Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd., BDMA, FABA, BSLA, Bio-Spectrum and Lifeforce.
Since 1983, Chemtech Foundation has been recognizing the priceless contribution of
visionaries, technocrats & innovators by presenting Leadership & Excellence Awards to the
individuals and corporates across various categories.
On the 2nd day of the BioPharma conference, Chemtech felicitated Bio-Innovation Start-ups during award presentation ceremony held virtually on 26th February 2021. Kris Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, Axilor Ventures Co-Founder, Infosys presented the awards as the Guest of Honour. The entire day was dedicated to the Acceleration of Bio Innovations to Marketplace and included felicitation of awards to the winners selected by an eminent jury chaired by Prof (Dr.) Syed E Hasnain, Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences, IIT Delhi. Members of the jury were: Dr. Dinesh Dua, Executive Director, Nectar Lifesciences Ltd, Dr. Mahesh K. Bhalgat, Ph.D. COO, Syngene International Ltd, Vishal Gandhi, Founder & CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors, Sunita K. Sreedharan, Advocate and Patent Agent, SKS Law Associates, Dr. Anil Wali, Managing Director – FITT, IIT Delhi & Dr. Shrishendu Mukherjee, Mission Director – Grand Challenges India & National BioPharma Mission, BIRAC.
The jury followed a transparent selection process and marked the companies on the basis of
Feasibility of the idea, Patentability, Innovativeness, Market Readiness and the founder’s
and management team strength to select the award winners.
Winners of BioPharma World. IE 2021 Bio Startup Awards:
1. Oncosimis Biotech: Emerging Bio-Pharma Start-up
2. Transcell Oncologics: IP-managed Stem Cell Start-up
3. Reagene Biosciences: Emerging Bio-Pharma Start-up
4. Fibroheal Woundcare: IP-Managed Med-Tech Start-Up
5. Kanpur Flowercycling: Special Recognition for Sustainable Bio-Innovation
6. Robosurg Med-Tech (SSI Group Company): Emerging Med-Tech Start-up
The awards were sponsored by Chemtech Foundation, Syngene International Ltd. & SKS Law Associates with BIORx Venture Advisors as the Process Partners for the awards.