PT Kalbe Genexine Biologics on Indonesia biologics landscape

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As you know, PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and headquartered in Jakarta. It is the largest, publicly listed pharmaceuticals company in Southeast Asia with over US$6 billion in market capitalization and revenues of over IDR 7 trillion (2016). Partnering with Genexine, Inc (KOSDAQ, 095700), another listed company of 20 years history, specialising in clinical stage biotechnology with a focus on …

Biotech Highlight: Pacific Gene Tech (PGT)

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Pacific Gene Tech (PGT) is an Asian vaccine company developing and commercialising first and/or best-in-class vaccines for areas of high unmet or under-served needs in food safety and livestock animal health. While working on livestock diseases, they discovered that one of their proprietary platforms has broad cross-protection for both human and livestock industries. Led by an experienced management team and advised …

Empowered patients’ roles in drug development

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Patients are the focus of the healthcare ecosystem. More than ever before, in this digital age, patients are empowered with knowledge of available treatments, as well as the shorter reach to get their voice to providers and regulators. At Phar-East 2018, we bring together the entire JAPAC pharma ecosystem to discuss the most important trends impacting the healthcare& pharma industry …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …