Event Report

BioAsia 2010 BioAsia 2010 emerged as one the most successful events witnessing a large participation from key global players in Biotech/ Biopharma/Medical/ BioAgri sectors across the world. For the first time in the history of BioAsia, 800 onsite B2B meetings were realized during the event, which recorded a four fold increase over the previous edition of BioAsia.

An exclusive four parallel track conference during all the three days was introduced for the first time in BioAsia. Genome Valley Excellence Award 2010 was bestowed upon two stalwarts Prof. C. R. Rao, Director of the centre for Multivariate Analysis, Pennsylvania State University, USA and Prof. Janet Thornton, Director of EMBL European Bio-informatics institute, Cambridge, UK for their outstanding contributions in the field of biotechnology.
BioAsia Innovation Award for young scientists below the age of 35 years was first introduced in the year 2007. This year the award was named after the Late Honorable Chief Minister, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhar Reddy as YSR BioAsia Innovation Award. The award for 2010 consisting of INR 1 Lac and a citation was presented during the event to Dr. Siddharth Tiwari, Plant Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Division, National Botanical Research Institute, Lucknow for his innovative research on "Investigations on recombinant peanut seeds as anti-cholera-rabies fusion vaccine antigen expression system:

An approach towards the development of plant-based affordable vaccine". Besides, another award for the school children of standards 10th, 11th and 12th class, named BioAsia Genius Award which was instituted for novel concepts from students for the first time in BioAsia 2009. Ms. Lanka Sai Tejaswi, Kendriya Vidyalaya, CLRI, Adyar, Chennai clinched this award which consisted of a citation and INR 50,000/- cash for her project on "Microbial World in Cell Phones". BioAsia 2010 attracted a wide range of entrepreneurs including senior executives of leading Biotech companies, business development teams from large and midsized Pharmaceutical companies, eminent

scientists from R & D institutions and universities, investors and other industry experts, etc. Number of foreign scientists participated in BioAsia was 250 from countries like United States, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom,China, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand etc.

Furthermore, the special events at BioAsia 2010 Viz. Bioparks Session, CEO Conclave and Indo European Networking Reception turned out to be a big attraction

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