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 …

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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 …

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Center: Dr Uwe Schlokat
Right: Michelle Gan

Interview with Dr Uwe Schlokat, CEO of Sentinext Therapeutics

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Founded in 2008, Sentinext is a Malaysian biotech company which focuses on building innovative vaccines to protect Asia populations against infectious viral diseases. Using its proprietary Virus-like particle (VLP technology), Sentinext’s trademark project is to build vaccines for Hand foot mouth disease (HFMD), a highly prevalence infection among children in Asia. We have had the opportunity to interact with its CEO …

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Sustaining innovation-based biotech in the home of generics

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India is probably one of the world’s most successful generics markets. Despite all the scandals related to quality of the generics drugs supplied to developed market, the country still remains the home of low cost, high quality generics production. We interviewed Dr C.N. Ramchand, founder of several innovative companies including Saksin Lifesciences and MagGenome to seek his rationale of going …

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Imugene’s therapeutic vaccines in treating gastric cancer

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Gastric cancer is one of the top causes of death in Asia. More than 50% of gastric cancer cases happen in East Asia, and as the 3rd most common cancer after breast and lung cancer, it is important to develop prevention method to prevent and cure this disease. Imugene (ASX: IMU) is a clinical stage immuno-oncology company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. …

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Finding global GMP-certified CMOs in China

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In-house biomanufacturing is costly. Besides the heavy infrastructure investment required, the need to efficiently manage talent, capacity, financial resources and quality often encourages pharma companies to consider outsourcing as an alternative. However,  despite the growing number of CMO and CDMO within China,  the availability of CMO providing high quality yet affordable services is lagging way behind the amount of demand within …