5 Questions with Nusrat Jahan Sanghamitra

Cyca Oncosolutions- An India oncology drug delivery biotech company

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Bioentrepreneurship is not an easy path to take, especially in developing countries such as India with limited public financial support. Best described as a scientist, entrepreneur and motivator, Nusrat Jahan Sanghamitra, founder of Cyca OncoSolutions is committed to make a difference in people’s lives by her scientific and personal endeavors. Starting as a researcher with a mission ‘to find a better anticancer …

Caroline Mathen, CEO & Co-Founder, OCT Therapies and Research Pvt Ltd, India

Highlight: OCT Therapies, an early stage stem cell therapy biotech in India

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You probably already know that we have a line up of near 20 early stage biotech speakers joining us at the 15th Biopharma India happening in Grand Hyatt Mumbai this 19-20 September. In this week’s update, we feature OCT Therapies, an exciting company working on stem cell therapies, to give you a preview before their presentation at the conference. Caroline Mathen, CEO and …

Prof Pradip Sinha, Co-Founder of InvivoD Solutions and Professor at IIT Kanpur will speak at the 15th Biopharma India conference in Mumbai on 19-20 September 2017.

From Idea to Commercialisation: 10 minutes with Pradip Sinha

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University is a great source of innovation with huge potential to commercialise ideas to feasible products. To bring you true innovators at the 15th BioPharma India conference this 19-20 September, we reviewed all possible early stage biotech companies in India, including spinoff from India’s most reputable academic institutions and incubation centers. One of the shortlisted companies is InvivoD Solutions, a spin off …

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Gene therapy in India: Meet Viravecs, an early stage biotech

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Immuno-oncology in preventive healthcare may be a popular trend right now but it is not just big pharma’s game. We observed several interesting start ups in Asia working on finding the solution to cancer, including Viravecs from India tackling the problem from the genetics angle. We spoke with Rohan Kamat, Co-founder of Viravecs who is confirmed to speak at the …

From left, Balasubramaniam (Founder & President), Anand Anandkumar (Founder & CEO), Santanu Datta (CSO)

Meet Bugworks, India biotech working on innovative AMR products

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Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a real problem across the global healthcare system. While AMR is observed in infectious agents across different diseases, it now seems to also be being observed in agents causing common yet serious diseases, such as bloodstream infection (sepsis), diarrhoea, pneumonia, gonorrhoea and urinary track infections. Before superbugs become resistant to all of the “last resort” antibiotics, innovative biotech …

5 Questions with Sooraj Ratnakumar

10 minutes with Swagene, an India biotech start up on precision & personalised medicine

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Following the success of the Biotech Innovation Track at BioPharma Asia 2017 (now rebranded to Phar-East), we are delighted to introduce the same pitching format to the 15th BioPharma India 2017 in Mumbai this 19-20 September, to allow early stage, innovative Indian biotech companies to introduce their company profile and upcoming pipelines to interested investors and potential partners. One of …

Carl Firth, CEO & Founder, ASLAN pharma, Singapore

Interviewing ASLAN, a leading Singapore biotech

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If you have been keeping a lookout for promising biotech companies in Asia to invest in, then you have probably heard about ASLAN, a Singapore based biotech company founded in 2010.  Dr Carl Firth, the CEO and founder and his team has worked tirelessly to build innovative therapeutic products focusing on treating patients in Asia, as well as several rare …

Vitalik Buterin, Cofounder of Ethereum speaking at BioPharma Asia Convention 2017, Singapore

How blockchain is disrupting the healthcare industry

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Blockchain has the potential to improve data transparency and reduce both friction and costs of current intermediaries. While its application is pretty well known in banking and finance industry, the usage of blockchain in healthcare and life sciences field is still new. To give you a better understanding on how this technology will disrupt the healthcare industry, we invited Vitalik …

NIH researchers working on tissue chips for better disease modelling

Tissue chips to enable successful drug development

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With the high levels of uncertainty when working on live animals and human models, it is unsurprising that approximately 30 percent of promising medications fail in human clinical trials because of their pharmacovigilance properties. Thus, eliminating adverse effects at the earlier stage of drug development process will save costs and time for sponsor companies investing in the research, enabling researchers …

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CellProthera on regenerative medicine & global cardiac research

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading global cause of death, accounting for 17.3 million deaths per year, a number that is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million by 2030. Working on regenerative medicines to treat cardio diseases, CellProthera’s team aim to build a leading company in the field of regenerative medicine and put together every necessary effort to make …