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Drug Discovery Conference

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10.30 - 11.45 Hrs

Building a strategy for India and beyond

  • Do's and Dont's / Have's & have not’s
  • Policies (IP/Pricing, etc.)
  • Regulatory & Quality
  • Finance & Taxation, Incentives
  • Clusters, Incubation, Skill Development

Chairman and Moderator:

Dr. AjitShetty, Chairman Emeritus, Janssen Pharma


  • Dr. M.K. Bhan, Former Secretary, Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India
  • Mr. KG Ananthakrishnan, Managing Director, MSD India
  • Dr. Krishna Ella, CMD, Bharat Biotech International Ltd.
  • Mr. AnnaswamyVaidheesh, VP South Asia & Managing Director, GSK India
  • Mr. NitinDeshmukh, CEO, Kotal PE
  • Ms. DeepanwitaChattopadhyay, Chairman & CEO, IKP Knowledge Park
  • Ms. AnuradhaAcharya, CEO, Mapmygeome


11.45 - 12.15Hrs

Networking break& Visit to the International Exhibition

12.15 - 13.30Hrs

From science to solutions - Innovative strategies in the drug discovery

  • Collaboration models (Both Industry Academia and Industry - Industry and beyond)
  • Formulation innovations 3D printing, personalized medicines, newer delivery formats, targeted therapeutics
  • Newer way to finance R&D
  • Use of big data


Dr. Chandrasekhar, Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad


  • Dr. Darren Ji, Global Head of Partnering, Roche
  • Dr. UdaySaxena, CEO, Kareus Therapeutics, Switzerland
  • Mr. Steve Pyke, SVP Clinical Projects & Quantitative Sciences, GSK, UK
  • Dr. AjithKamath, Senior Director and Head, External R&D, Pfizer


Dr. Subir Basak, Former President R&D, Jubilant Life Sciences


13.30 - 14.30Hrs

Networking Lunch& Visit to the International Exhibition

14.30 - 15.45Hrs

Industry Consolidations & venture capitalism - what investors are thinking? / what is their take?

  • Point of view on biopharma/pharma sector
  • M&A deal trends
  • Deal strategies & structuring insights
  • Asset swaps


  • Mr. SanjivNavangul, Managing Director, Janssen India
  • Dr. Jonathan Atkinson, Member of the Board & Partner, HGF Ltd., UK
  • Mr. BobbaVenkatadri, General Partner, Ventureast
  • Mr. VameshChovatia, Partner, Tata Capital
  • Mr. AlpeshDalal, M&A Head, Lupin
  • Mr. Deepak Sapra, VP, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories


Mr. Sanjay Singh, Partner, Deal Advisory, KPMG in India


15.45 - 16.15Hrs

Networking break& Visit to the International Exhibition

16.15 - 17.30Hrs

Biosimilars - Will biopharma landscape undergo a sea change?

  • Dr. Suresh Jadhav, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India
  • Dr. Ajay Bharadwaj, CEO, Anthem Biosciences
  • Dr. GopalDasika, VP & Head – Biologics, Hospira
  • Dr. SatakarniMakkapati, President, Biologics, AurobindoPharma
  • Dr. PrabuddhaKundu, Co-founder & Executive Director, Premas Biotech


Mr. Ravind Mithe, Partner, BPS –S&O, KPMG In India


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