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Bio Asia 2020



PXL/HO/Cir-096/2019-20                                                                                         Dt: 10.01.2020



Dear Sir/Madam,


We are happy to inform you regarding the 17th edition of BioAsia is scheduled from February 17-19, 2020 in Hyderabad, India. As you are aware, BioAsia has evolved as a preeminent global meeting benefitting from its extraordinary participant history including Nobel Laureates, Lasker Awardees, Breakthrough Prize winners, established scientific and industry leaders, amongst others. 


As another step in this direction, BioAsia 2020 aims to bring the Indian life sciences community together with the global R&D and industry leaders. Some of the most influential global leaders will participate in the event. Switzerland will be the partner country, while delegations from various countries like Germany, Spain, Australia, UK, USA, China, etc. will participate in the event.


Key highlight events of BioAsia 2020 below for your ready reference:


oCEO Conclave with leaders like Hon’ble Minister for Industries and Commerce Mr. KT Rama Rao, Dr. Vas Narasimhan (CEO, Novartis, Switzerland), Mr. Dilip Shanghvi (Managing Director, Sun Pharma), Mr. Satish Reddy (Chairman, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories), Mr. Ajay Piramal (Chairman, Piramal Group) and Mr. Jan Van Acker (President, Emerging Markets, MSD)


oKeynote Addresses by Dr. Carl June, University of Pennsylvania, CAR T-cell Therapy Pioneer (World’s first gene-based cancer/HIV therapy), Dr. Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Professor of Global Health, UK (Co-discoverer of the Ebola virus), Dr. Vas Narasimhan, CEO, Novartis, Switzerland (Fortune’s “40 Under 40” most influential young people in business list), Dr. Paul Stoffels, Vice Chairman (Pharmaceuticals), Johnson & Johnson, USA, Dr. Amrit Ray, President R&D and Medical, Pfizer Upjohn, USA among others


oFireside Chat with Dr. Carl June on CAR-T therapy – bringing individualized therapy to the masses; Moderated by Mrs. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Ltd.


oSpotlight Session on Women in Life Sciences, Healthcare & Tech – with leaders like Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Government of India, Dr. Swati Piramal, Vice Chairperson, Piramal Enterprises Ltd., Dr. Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals, Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, NASSCOM, Ms. Seema Kumar, VP, Innovation, Global Health & Policy Communication, J&J, USA, Ms. Alenka Stefanic Petek, Head, Sandoz Development Centre, India


Government has kindly agreed to provide special discount of 25% to the council members on the registration fee. Please use the link https://www.meraevents.com/event/bioasia-2020-full-convention-registration?ucode=organizerwith the discount code “PHARMEXCIL”.


I take this opportunity to strongly encourage you and your team to participate actively in the event.  


Warm Regards, 


Ravi Uday Bhaskar

Director General