USAIC BioPharma & Healthcare Summit 2015

The USA-India Chamber of Commerce (USAIC) will organize its 9th annual BioPharma & Healthcare Summit on June 11 at the Marriott Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA


Mr Karun Rishi

USAIC's BioPharma & Healthcare Summit 2015 will bring together key stakeholders from the industry, academia, investors, foundations and government to engage in active debate and idea generation on routes for successful collaboration between global BioPharma companies and academia, and India's BioPharma industry and academia.

The Summit will focus on the Big Data, therapeutic areas of oncology, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases; neurodegenerative diseases; along with discussions on BioPharma R&D strategy & trends; Industry-Academic Partnerships; Funding Innovation and M&A trends. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is the Knowledge Partner. USAIC commissioned PwC USA Position Paper will be released at the Summit.

The annual summit is a must attend gathering for global BioPharma industry leaders, academicians and investors. Over eight prominent global R&D heads are participating besides the therapeutic R&D heads of CVMD, oncology and neurosciences. There will be fireside chat between Dr Tachi Yamada-Takeda and Mr Christopher Viehbacher, former CEO of Sanofi. For the first time, Global Chief Medical Officer Panel is being introduced. It is led by Dr Michael Rosenblatt, EVP and chief medical officer of Merck and Co.

"Global BioPharma innovation is all about collaborative research. Startups, big BioPharma and academics need to work together for a common goal of bringing novel therapeutics which save human lives or improve the quality of lives worldwide," said Mr Karun Rishi, President of the USA India Chamber of Commerce. It is time India with one-sixth of the world population plays a leading role in the global BioPharma innovation ecosystem. This very well fits into Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" initiative. Besides an economic value creation, BioPharma and ealthcare innovation has an added advantage of India playing a key role in alleviating global human sufferings by way of new drugs and therapies," said Mr Rishi.

"Fundamental, broad-scale innovation is critical if we want to remain successful as an industry," said Mr Andy Plump, chief medical and scientific officer, Takeda and USAIC Advisory Board Member. "The breadth of innovative science and discovery occurring in India is truly impressive and Takeda is enthusiastic about forging meaningful, long-term partnerships there. USAIC is an important venue to help spark those conversations that we hope will lead to important advances for patients."

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