Greentech Lead India: The Biotechnology Industry
Organization (BIO) announced the 3rd Annual BIO India International Conference
will be held September 12-13 in Mumbai, India. BIO along with the Association
of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), which represents Indian and Asian
biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies and leading investment banks and
Venture Capital firms, will host the event.
Through this conference and ongoing advocacy efforts, BIO
aims to help the industry flourish within India’s borders and help patients and
citizens benefit from the promise of biotech. BIO brings to India more than ten
years experience and expertise in biotechnology and pharmaceutical partnering.
“BIO India returns to India for its third year to bring
together biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from North America, Europe
and Asia to explore business opportunities with India’s emerging
biotechnology sector,” said Alan Eisenberg, executive vice president of
Emerging Companies and Business Development at BIO.
“During this time of resurgence of growth in the
Indian economy and the healthcare sector in particular, it is critical for
Indian and International biotechnology companies to capitalize on opportunities
available within India. Working with ABLE, we are committed to supporting
the biotechnology industry in India by hosting this event that will connect
U.S., European and Asian companies for potential deals and collaborations,”
The event will feature high-level keynote speakers,
educational India-focused panels, networking opportunities, company
presentations, and the BIO One-on-One Partnering system.
BIO’s partnering system provides an interactive
environment to intelligently search, contact and schedule private meetings with
potential partners and investors.
Sam Pitroda, advisor to the PM on Public Information
Infrastructure and Innovation, will address the conference and H. Thomas Watkins,
president and chief executive officer of Maryland-based Human Genome Sciences,
will provide a keynote address at the conference.
“Biotech industry in India is growing at 24 percent for
the past decade and for this to happen year on year, collaborations
and partnerships are vital to do business. BIO India is the most
preferred platform for partnering,” said Panchapagesa Murali, president,