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BioEvent July 2005

Stem Cells: Premises & Promises
The National Institute for Research Health, Indian Council of Medical Research, Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility and Histostem, Inc., USA, will conduct an international symposium on "Stem Cells: Premises & Promises for Research & Therapeutics", in Mumbai on September 18-21, 2005.

The symposium will be an interactive forum for scientists involved in stem cell research to deliberate on the current scenario and identify future directions for research and therapeutic applications. The symposium would also serve as a platform to enhance awareness of the advances in stem cell research among the scientific community, to develop interactions between the scientists, and to establish linkages with national and international institutions working in the area.

The major and pivotal problem of ethical issues concerning embryonic stem cells and therapeutic cloning will also be deliberated to evolve national policies. The symposium will be a Satellite to the meeting of the Global Forum for Health Research, being held in Mumbai during September 12-16, 2005.

For more details, contact Dr Deepa Bhartiya or Dr KVR Reddy. E-mail: stemcells@indiatimes.com; stemcells@rediffmail.com, Tel.: +91-22-24137730/24165267.

Drug Discovery to Clinical Trials
IBC Life Sciences will organize Drug Discovery to Clinical Trials conference on October 5-7, 2005 in Mumbai. The meet will feature a session on the "Current Status of Intellectual Property Rights in Asia" and a panel discussion on "Moving from a Fee-for-Service/CRO Model to an Innovation Model in India and China: Challenges and Opportunities". Proposals for poster presentations at the event on scientific and business topics are currently being accepted and the deadline is September 14, 2005.

For more details, contact: enquiry@ibcasia.com.sg

Pharma Expo 2005
Pharma Expo 2005, the second edition of international pharmaceutical exhibition and conference organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will be held on October 20-22, 2005 in Mumbai.

The three-day event will bring together the manufacturers and suppliers of process, plant and equipment for the growing pharmaceutical industry. As a dedicated platform for the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry, the exhibition will provide a great opportunity for service providers to showcase their products and services to decision makers.

Pharma Expo 2005 will deliver national and international industry professionals from plant and equipment for pharma production; packaging machinery and materials; lab equipment, analytical instruments, labware; process control and instrumentation; effluent treatment and waste management systems; refrigeration, cold rooms, cleanrooms; bulk drugs, drug intermediates; excipients, additives etc.

For details, contact: anil.padwal@ciionline.org

Certificate course on clinical research
The Academy for Clinical Excellence (ACE), Mumbai will conduct "Clinical Research - From Theory to Practice", a two-day certificate course on July 29-30, 2005.

For registration form and other details, contact Aditi (course co-ordinator) on
+91-22-26671032/26664568, e-mail: acebcp@eth.net, acebcp@yahoo.com

BioProcess International
BioProcess International Asia Pacific, an international biopharmaceutical/biologics development, production and manufacturing conference will be held in Singapore on November 7-9, 2005. The 3-day conference will provide critical information on the biopharmaceuticals production and development industry, that spans across 10 Asia Pacific countries, specially addressing the needs of US, European and Asia Pacific regional executives and scientists who are looking for global alliances and technological innovations, as well as ways to improve their bioprocessing capabilities and skills.

For more details, contact: enquiry@ibcasia.com.sg

Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs meet
Pharmaceutical Regulatory Affairs meet will be conducted on September 26-27 in Singapore. The meeting will give an overview and introduction to pharmaceutical regulatory affairs in the major markets in Asia. It would also discuss regulatory procedures and requirements for the approval, particularly of new pharmaceutical products, clinical trials needs and opportunities and optimal regulatory strategies. Participants will receive a certificate of attendance on the concluding day of the meet.

For more details, contact: enquiry@ibcasia.com.sg

BioThailand 2005
BioThailand 2005 will be organized at The Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok on November 2-5, 2005. The event is expected to be one of the main regional events focusing on updating the academic, research and industrial communities on new innovation and discovery from around the world, as well as to promote the bio-business opportunity in Thailand and the region. Scientific meetings which will be held as part of BioThailand 2005, will include conferences and sessions on bionanotechnology, biosafety, bioresource information management and shrimp biotechnology. The symposia will consist of oral and poster presentations. BioThailand 2005 trade exhibition will be held concurrently with the scientific meetings, involving exhibitors in various sectors such as agriculture, pharmacology, medicine, environmental engineering and more.

For more details, contact: biothailand2005@biotec.or.th

12th European Congress on Biotechnology
The 12th European Congress on Biotechnology (ECB12) will be held on August 21-24, 2005 at Copenhagen, Denmark. ECB12 will address cutting edge research in the fields of modern biology and biotechnology under the theme 'Bringing Genomes to Life'. The scientific program will include symposia on genomics, proteomics and protein engineering, environmental biotechnology, food biotechnology and industrial biotechnology. The event will introduce to participants high quality, front line research presented by European and international speakers and create a meeting place for academia and industry in the field of biotechnology.

For more details, contact: lhp@bio.auc.dk

PABORD 2005, a pharmaceutical and biotech outsourcing, research and development exhibition and conference, will be held in London on September 14-15, 2005. The event will focus exclusively on the theme of outsourcing in the research and development of new medicines. Companies both large and small are adopting this increasingly popular business strategy. The conference is relevant to service providers and R&D organizations active across the entire discovery and development chain from lead generation to product registration.

For more details, contact: info@pabord.com

BIO Mid-America VentureForum 2005
The 2005 BIO Mid-America VentureForum will be held in Minneapolis-St Paul, on September 21-23, 2005 at the Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis, USA. The Midwest's largest annual event will showcase biotech and medical device product and platform companies from across the country. The event will provide a platform for venture capitalists, start-up biotech and medical device entrepreneurs, and other industry participants to meet and explore funding and investment opportunities and forge business partnerships.

For more details, contact: BIOMidAmerica@bio.org

BIO InvestorForum 2005
BIO InvestorForum 2005 will be organized on October 19–20, 2005 at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Hosted by BIO, the largest industry organization focused exclusively on biotechnology, BIO InvestorForum 2005 will bring together industry investors with the management of top life sciences growth companies, as well as the companies poised to join the growth "watch list" for 2006.

For more details, contact: bioinvestorforum@bio.org

Protein Symposium 2005
The Protein Society will organize the 19th Annual Symposium on July 30-August 3, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The symposium will feature over 50 invited speakers and will include sessions on protein-ligand interactions, the assembly and function of molecular machines, protein misfolding and amyloid formation, protein engineering and design. Three special sessions on systems biology will be offered including an opening plenary session and two award plenary sessions. On the occasion, the 2005 Stein and Moore Award will be jointly presented to Dr Avram Hershko (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology) and Dr Alexander Varshavsky (California Institute of Technology) for their revolutionary work in discovering the ubiquitin system of protein degradation, its mechanisms, and its significance to living cells.

For more details, contact: protein05@faseb.org

12th Annual Chips to Hits
IBC Life Sciences will organize the 12th Annual Chips to Hits, a comprehensive event on microarrays and mictrotechnology on September 12-15, 2005 at the Boston Convention & Expo Center, Boston, MA. The conference will cover the entire microarray spectrum from the latest emerging technologies to nearly commercialized products that are soon to be released for prime time all the way through to validated case studies of applications that are currently implemented. Speakers will present data, case studies and strategies organized in four different subject tracks, including FDA & government perspectives'. Over 70 industry leaders are expected to attend the conference.

For more details, contact: reg@ibcusa.com

11th International Congress of Human Genetics
The 11th International Congress of Human Genetics will be held on August 6-10, 2006 at Brisbane, AU Australia. The International Congress of Human Genetics is the foremost meeting of the world human genetics community and is held every five years. The Congress is organized on behalf of the International Federation of Human Genetics Societies (IFHGS) and in 2006, the host will be the Human Genetics Society of Australasia. By 2006 the tangible impact on human health of the Human Genome Project and advances in genomic science and biotechnology will make attendance at the 11th Congress essential for health professionals and genetic scientists alike.

For more details, contact: ichg2006@icms.com.au

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