• 6 December 2012
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BioSpectrum Awards 2012



Since its inception in 2003, “BioSpectrum wards” have been recognizing the achievements of the pioneers of biotechnology industry. The winners of the 10th edition of BioSpectrum Awards 2012 are profiled in this issue. For insights into their achievements, read on.

An eleven member jury comprising of experts from industry, academia, and finance finalized the names for BioSpectrum Awards 2012. The jury met at ICGEB, New Delhi, on October 4, 2012 to deliberate and finalize the tenth list of the BioSpectrum Awards. The meeting was chaired by Prof. Virander S Chauhan, director, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) along with Dr Chetan Chitnis, principal investigator, Malaria Group, ICGEB. Both were felicitated with the BioSpectrum Person of the Year Award in 2011 and hence as per the BioSpectrum tradition, they played host to the jury this year. The other members of the 2012 jury included Mr Amit Chopra, Managing Director and VP/GM India, Thermo Fisher Scientific India; Dr Pradip Bhatnagar, president and head, Daiichi Sankyo Life Sciences; Dr PM Murali, president, Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises; Dr Rajesh Jain, joint managing director, Panacea Biotec; Mr Sandeep Sinha, director, Life Sciences and Healthcare Practice, Frost & Sullivan; Mr Supreet Deshpande, founder and director, V Life Sciences (Entrepreneur of the year awardee 2011); Dr Swapan Bhattacharya, managing director, TCG Life Sciences; Mr Utkarsh Palnitkar, executive director, Centrum Capital; and Mr Narayanan Suresh, group editor, BioSpectrum.

The Awards would be presented on the evening of December 17, 2012 at a gala function in Bangalore. The Awards Nite will also honor the leaders of BioSpectrum-ABLE 2012 Survey and BioSpectrum BT Schools Survey.

 BioSpectrum Jury Award Winners 2012 
BioSpectrum Lifetime Achievement Award Dr S Natesh, former adviser, Department of Biotechnology, New Delhi
BioSpectrum Person of the Year Dr Renu Swarup, managing director, Biotechnology Industry Research and Development Assistance Council, New Delhi
BioSpectrum Entrepreneur of the Year Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan, chairman, Sea6 Energy, Chennai
BioSpectrum Product of the Year JEEV, Biological E, Hyderabad

 BioSpectrum ABLE Company Awards 2012 
  • BioPharma Company of the Year -Serum Institute of India, Pune
  • BioIndustrial Company of the Year- Novozymes South Asia, Bangalore
  • BioServices Company of the Year -Quintiles India, Bangalore
  • BioAgri Company of the Year - Nuziveedu Seeds, Hyderabad
  • BioInformatics Company of the Year -Strand Life Sciences, Bangalore
  • BioSuppplier Company of the Year - Thermo Fisher Scientific India

 BioSpectrum BT School of the Year Awards 2012 
Public Institute of the Year- Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Private Institute of the Year -Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan

2003
Person of the
Year
Kiranmshaw
Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Lifetime Contribution
Mr
Prof MS Swaminathan
Entrepreneur of the Year
Krishnamella
Dr Krishna M Ella
Product of the Year
Avadis
AVADIS
Special Category Award
Andhrapradesh
Andhra Pradesh

2004
Person of the Year
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Dr Cyrus S
Lifetime Contribution
Manjusharmacopy2
Dr Manju Sharma
Entrepreneur of the Year
Kknarayanan03q
Dr KK Narayanan
Product of the Year
Jevchex
JEV Chex

2005
Person of the Year
Bhan01
Dr MK Bhan
Lifetime Contribution
Ganguly06
Dr NK Ganguly
Entrepreneur of the Year
Sudhir01
Mr Sudhir Pai J
Product of the Year
Qvacpshr
Q-Vac
Product of the Year
Shantetrapack
Shantetra

2006
Person of the Year
Mramasami
Mr M Ramasami
Lifetime Contribution
Drramashelkar
Dr RA Mashelkar
Entrepreneur of the Year
Villoomorawala05
Dr Villoo Morawala-Patell
Product of the Year
Relianceplasmaproteins
Reliance's plasma proteins
Special Category Award
Kapilsibal
Mr Kapil Sibal, Leadership Award in BT

2007
Person of the Year
Vpreddy01
Mr Varaprasad Reddy
Lifetime Contribution
Pmbhargavacopy
Dr Pushpa Mittra Bhargava
Entrepreneur of the Year
Drvijaychandrustandlif
Dr Vijay Chandru
Product of the Year
Biomabegfr
BIOMAb EGFR
Special Category Award
Gujarat
Gujarat

2008
Person of the Year
Profsamirkbrahmachari
Prof Samir K Brahmachari
Lifetime Contribution
Profgpadmanaban
Prof G Padmanaban
Entrepreneur of the Year
Anu03acharya
Ms Anuradha Acharya
Product of the Year
Xcytoscreen
XCyto Screen
Product of the Year
Reditux
Reditux

2009
Person of the Year
Mrharibhartia
Mr Hari Bhartia
Lifetime Contribution
Profdbalasubramanian
Prof D Balasubramanian
Entrepreneur of the Year
Apurvashahveedsclinical
Mr Apruva Shah
Product of the Year
Drytritstat
Dry Tri T-stat

2010
Person of the Year
Glennsaldahna311
Mr Glenn Saldahna
Lifetime Contribution
Profobaidsiddiqi4
Prof Obaid Siddiqi
Entrepreneur of the Year
Rashmibarbhaiya1
Dr Rashmi Barbhaiya
Product of the Year
Cry1cbtgene
CRY1C bt gene
State of the year
Karnatakacopy
Karnataka


2011
Person of the Year
Profchinis15virander
Prof. Virander S Chauhan
Dr Chetan E Chitnis
Lifetime Contribution
Padamshridr
Dr Lalji Singh
Entrepreneur of the Year
Supreetdeshpande13
Mr Supreet Deshpande
Product of the Year
Pacliallproductpic1
PacliALL
PPP Excellence Award
Artemisiaannuafieldview
lpca Labs & Jamia Hamdard University

2012
Person of the Year
Drrenuswarupaddition
Dr Renu Swarup
Lifetime Contribution
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Dr S Natesh
Entrepreneur of the Year
P1018405cutout1
Mr Shrikumar Suryanarayan
Product of the Year
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JEEV

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