Bio Connect 2023 “Industrial Conclave On Life Sciences”

Program Schedule

Leela Kovalam, Thiruvanthapuram

Wednesday, 24th May 2023

07:00 pm – 10:40 pmNetworking Dinner

DAY 1: Thursday, 25th May 2023

08:30 am – 09.45 amRegistration for delegates
10.00 am – 11:00 amInaugural Function
Welcome AddressMr Snehil Kumar Singh, ED KSIDC
Introductory Presentation on Investment Opportunities in Life Sciences SectorMr Suman Billah, Principal Secretary Industries, Government of Kerala
Inaugural Address

Mr P. Rajeeve, Hon’ble Minister for Industries, Government of Kerala
Guests of Honor1. Padma Bhushan Prof. T. Ramasami, Former Secretary, DST

2. Prof. T. P. Singh, Distinguished Biotechnologist, AIIMS

Keynote AddressMr Paul Antony, Chairman, KSIDC
Vote of Thanks Mr C.N Ramchand, Director, Kerala Lifesciences Industries Parks
11:00 am – 11:20 amCoffee/Tea Break
11:30 am – 11:50 amPlenary Talk
How Genomics can revolutionize the Lifesciences Industry in Kerala
Mr. Sam Santhosh
Chairman- Scigenom Group of Companies and MagGenome Pvt Ltd
11:50 am – 12:40 pmPanel Discussion-1:
How The Life Science Industry can be brought to Kerala

Panelists – Dr. Sanjay Singh, Senior VP, Biocon;
Mr Sreejith Viswam, Stryker India;
Dr Vinod Pantula, Dr Reddys Lab;
Dr. Satish Chandran, ex-CTO. Pfizer USA;
Dr. P. M. Murali, President, ABLE Council of Presidents

Moderator: N. Suresh, COO, ABLE
12:40 pm – 01:30 pmPanel Discussion-2:
Key Success Stories of Kerala based Industrialists.

Bipha Pharma;
Care Hospital
Terumo Penpol
Moderator: Mr Paul Antony, Chairman, KSIDC
01:30 pm – 02:30 pmNetworking Lunch
02:30 pm – 03:00 pmKeynote Address-1:
‘My entrepreneurial journey – A crossroad of Science and Business’.
Speaker: Dr. Satish Chandran, Ex-CTO, Pfizer
03:00 pm – 03:40 pmKeynote Address-2 and discussion
Talk Title- Antibody discovery and Development with Special reference to opportunities in India and Kerala
Speaker: Dr. Sachdev Sidhu, Research Professor; Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Waterloo, Canada

Keynote Address-3 and discussion
Talk Title- Protein based drug therapeutics and Opportunities.
Speaker: Dr. Shane Miersch, University of Waterloo, Canada
03.40 pm – 03.50 pmTea/Coffee Break
03.50 pm – 04.35 pmPanel Discussion-3:
How Nutraceutical/Herbal and Formulation Industry can be brought to Kerala- Examples from USA, China, and other Indian States

Mr. Harish Mohan, Sipwise Beverages,
Dr. CN Ramchand. CEO & CSO MagGenome Technologies Pvt Ltd & Director, Kerala Lifesciences Industries Parks
Dr. Ajay George, CEO, Bipha Drug Laboratories Pvt. Ltd;
Mr Karnvir Mundrey, Atharva Lifesciences;
Dr. P. Sanjeev Kumar, State Medicinal Plant Board

Moderator: Dr. P.M. Murali
President, ABLE Council of Presidents
04.35 pm – 05.20 pmPanel Discussion-4:
Biotechnology/ Biopharma

Dr. Praveen Gupta, Premas Lifesciences
Dr. Satish Chandran, ProdIgY Biotech
Dr. Sanjay Singh Senior VP, Biocon,
Dr. T Rajamannar, Sun Pharma
Dr. Kavita Iyer Rodriguez, Zumotor
Moderator – Dr C.N Ramchand, CEO & CSO, MagGenome (P) Ltd, CEO, Theargen Biologics
05.20 pm – 05.55 pmPanel Discussion-5:
Research based healthcare opportunities.

Dr. Padmanabha Shenoy
Dr. Mohita Sharma, Founder, Tirupathi Eye Centre
Moderator: Dr. Amit Chaudhuri, Scientific Advisor at SciGenom, USA; Ex VP-R&D MedGenome, USA

DAY 2: Friday, 26th May 2023

09:00 am – 9:05 amOpening RemarksDr. CN Ramchand, MagGenome Pvt Ltd
09.05 am – 9:55 amPanel Discussion-6:
Medical Devices

Dr. Sayantani Pramanik, Pragmatech Healthcare Solutions;
Binu Mathew, Agappe Diagnostics;
Dr.Anitha Thampi, , HLL Lifecare Limited;
Mr. A. Manoj, Terumo Penpol;
Prof. Vijay Venkatraman, IIM-Bangalore
Moderator: Mr. Padmakumar
Special Officer, Kerala Medical Technology Consortium

09:55 am – 10:45 amPanel Discussion-7:
Fisheries/Horticulture/Agri-Food Processing

Dr. Rajalekshmi, Kemin Aqua Science
M; Dr P. Murugan, Anurapha (P) Ltd
Dr Adhi Viswanathan, Natura Crop Care
Dr Manojkumar Rupa, Pinnacle Biosciences
Moderator: Dr. B. Meenakumari, ExDG, National
Biodiversity Commission, New Delhi
10:45 am – 11:05 amCoffee/Tea Break
11:05 am – 11:55 amPanel Discussion-8:
Genomic and Related Industries

Dr. Sachdev Sidhu, University of Waterloo;
Dr. Shane Merish, University of Waterloo, Canada;
Dr. Amit Chaudhuri, Scientific Advisor at SciGenom, USA

Moderator: Dr. CN Ramchand, MagGenome Pvt Ltd
11:55 am – 12:45 pmPanel Discussion- 9:
‘How Academic Research can be Translated? – Opportunities and Challenges’

Dr. E. Sreekumar, Director, Institute of Advanced Virology;
Dr. Sejal Shah, Dept of Comp Science & Bioscience, Marwadi University;
Dr. Deepak T. Nair, Regional Centre for Biotechnology;
Dr. Amitabha Chaudhuri, Scientific Advisor at SciGenom, US;
Dr. CN Ramchand, MagGenome Pvt Ltd;
Dr. Anamik Shah
Moderator: Dr Satish Nair, KLIP,
12:45 pm – 01:00 pmKeynote Address- 4
Legal framework and perspective for Life science corporates and startups

Speaker: Mr. Rajendra Golani, Senior Corporate Lawyer, High Court and Supreme court representing major Indian Biotech companies
01:00 pm – 02:00 pmNetworking Lunch
02:00 pm – 03:00 pmPanel Discussion- 10:
“How can Kerala become the first choice for investors in life science projects”?

Panelists- Investors and VC’s
Ms Ritu Verma, Ankur Capital
Mr Siva Vadivelazhagan, Maj Invest
Mr Vijay Nallan Chakravarthi, Affirma Capital
Mr Vijay Subramoniyam, Immersion capital

Moderator: Mr. V. A. George; Chairman,
Thejo Engineering Ltd.
03:00 pm – 04:00 pm Startup Pitching:
Selected start-ups – 3 mins each and Q&A

Mr. V. A. George;
Mr. Vijay Subramanian;
Dr. Ravikanth Harit;
Other Investors and Scientists
Moderator: Dr. Priyanka Samji
04:20 pm – 04:35 pmSpecial Address by Guest of Honour
04:35 pm – 04:55 pmSumming up– from the Industrial Conclave- BioConnect-2023

1. Scientific opportunities Key takeaways- By Dr. C.N Ramchand (10 mins)

2. Business opportunities Key takeaways- By Dr. P.M Murali (10 Mins)
Dr. C.N. Ramchand, Director, KLIP
And Dr. P.M Murali, President, ABLE

04:55 pm – 05:10 pmValedictory Address Mr Suman Billah, Principal Secretary – Industries
05:10 pm – 05:30 pmVote of ThanksMr Snehil Kumar Singh, Executive Director, KSIDC