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Clinical Research Conference

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08:00 – 09:30 Hrs


09:30 – 10:30 Hrs

Keynote Address

Leveraging India to succeed globally – Connecting the dots

  • Nobel Laureate Prof. Ada E. Yonath, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
  • Mr. Chris Stirling, Partner and Global Head of Life Sciences, KPMG, UK
10:30 – 10:45 Hrs

Opening Remarks

Ms. Jilmil Joshi, ACRO India

10:45 – 11:15 Hrs

Welcome Address


Dr. Saral Thangam, Managing Director, Norwich Clinical Services

11:15 – 11:45 Hrs

Session Talk:

Biosimilars - Make in India for Global Market


Dr. Pranjal Bordoloi, Assoc. VP – Medical Affairs & Pharmacovigilance, Veeda Clinical Research

11:45 – 12:15 Hrs

Networking Break & Visit to the Exhibition

12:15 – 13:30 Hrs

Session Talk:

Regulatory pathway for Biosimilars in India compared to Global guidelines


Dr. Rajashree Devarakonda, Vice President, India & Asia Pacific, Voisin Consulting Life Sciences

13:30 – 14:30 Hrs

Networking Lunch & Visit to the Exhibition

14:30 – 14:50 Hrs

Session Talk:

Pharmacovigilance in Biosimilars


Dr. Shoba Rajagopal Krishnakumar, Head - PV & Medical Affairs, Norwich Clinical Services

14:50 – 15:20 Hrs

Session Talk:

Clinical trial requirements for Biosimilars


Dr. Charu Gautam, Associate Vice President, Global Clinical Operations, Cliantha Research

15:20 – 15:45 Hrs

Session Talk:

Analytical challenges in Biosimilar projects; the technology and the know-how


Dr. Ranjan Chakrabarti, Vice President and Head – Global Biologics Lab Operations, United States Pharmacopeia-India

15:45 – 16:15 Hrs

Networking Break & Visit to the Exhibition

16:15 - 17:30 Hrs

Panel Discussion: Will biopharma landscape undergo a sea change?

  • Dr. Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India
  • Dr. Ajay Bharadwaj, CEO, Anthem Biosciences
  • Dr. Gopal Dasika, VP & Head – Biologics, Hospira
  • Dr. Satakarni Makkapati, President, Biologics, Aurobindo Pharma
  • Dr. Prabuddha Kundu, Co-founder & Executive Director, Premas Biotech
  • Mr. Ravind Mithe, Partner, BPS –S&O, KPMG In India (Moderator)
17:30 – 18:30 Hrs

Visit to the Exhibition

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