BioAsia, the annual global life sciences confluence hosted by the Government of Telangana, announced that the 16th Edition of the event, to be held at Hyderabad between February 25 – 27, 2019 – will deliberate on the disruption required in Lifesciences, Healthcare and Biotech industry. The theme for this edition is “Life Sciences 4.0 – Disrupt the Disruption”, which will focus will be on healthcare being re-imagined as a result of technological disruption.
ESL Narasimhan, Governor of Telangana will inaugurate the event on February 25, 2019. The details of the 16th Edition of BioAsia were shared by Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principle Secretary – Industries & Commerce & IT, Govt of Telangana in the presence of K Satish Reddy, Chairman, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Suresh Chukkapalli, Honorary Consul General, Republic of Korea (Hyderabad), Shakthi M. Nagappan, CEO, BioAsia & Director (Life Sciences), Government of Telangana and Dr. Srivari Chandrasekhar, Director, CSIR-IICT.
Over the past 15 years, BioAsia has helped attract investments to the tune of about Rs.15,000 crores and organized around 16,000 business partnering meetings during the event. Eminent leaders and senior government officials from around 95 countries have attended the event and close to 250 MoUs & LoIs have been exchanged at the forum. This edition of BioAsia has South Korea as the Partner Country with South Africa and Spain being the international partners for the event. These partners will lead a sizeable delegation from the related fields from their respective countries. 4 other Indian States have joined with BioAsia in organizing the next BioAsia including Karnataka, Odisha, Assam and Gujarat making it truly a National initiative.