The 18th edition of BioAsia will be conducted virtually from February 22 to 23, 2020. Minister for Industries and Commerce KT Rama Rao unveiled the logo, website, and theme – Move the Needle – for the event.
“BioAsia, which is the State’s flagship event, has emerged as an important global meeting to deliberate on the opportunities, challenges, and solutions for the Life Sciences sector,” he said. “With the theme ‘Move the Needle,’ the event will provide a platform to deliberate on topics of paramount importance, essentially centered around dealing with Covid-19, preparing for new realities of healthcare, and much more. The Life Sciences Advisory Committee of the State will spearhead and advise on the conduct of the event,” said Principal Secretary, IT and Industries, Jayesh Ranjan.
One of the sessions will also focus on the prospects of Medical Technologies becoming the next big opportunity for India that can accelerate the journey for the country from primarily being an importer to becoming a large-scale exporter, thanks to India’s proven skill to innovate on frugal budgets, as evidenced by innovative Covid-19 diagnostic solutions.
The CEO conclave will deliberate on supply chain resilience, innovation and research, and access to innovative medicines, amongst others.
“Today Telangana is seen as one of the top life sciences destinations in the world. Over the years, BioAsia has played a critical part in uniting the worldwide business pioneers, scientists, policymakers, academia, and investors,” Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Principal Secretary, Industries & Commerce Dept., Government of Telangana, said.
Over the course of 17 years, the event has witnessed participation from over 20,000 leaders representing over 93 countries. “Going virtual, the 2021 event will have a wider global reach and we are anticipating participation of about 30,000 Life Sciences professionals from around the world.”