Address of Chief Minister Dr.K.Rosaiah at the LAUNCH OF RUSSIA-INDIA BIOTECH
NETWORK (RIBN) AND CURTAIN RAISER FOR BIO-ASIA 2011 ON 14TH SEPT, 2010 AT 12
NOON, ITC KAKATIYA
Your Excellency Mr. Vyacheslav I Trubnikov, (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian
My cabinet colleague Mr. K. Lakshminarayana,
Mr. Peter Hassan, Advisor Industries,
Prof. Raif Vasilov, (President, Russian
Dr. B.S. Bajaj, Secretary General FABA,
Mr. B.P. Acharya, Prl Secy Industries,
Other dignitaries, Ladies and Gentlemen.
It gives me
immense pleasure to launch the “Russia-India Biotech Network”. I complement the
Federation of Asian Biotech Associations and Russian Biotech Association for
their efforts in developing this platform to effectively facilitate
collaboration between the Indian & Russian biotech communities.
I understand that the network will act as a dedicated
online platform offering a comprehensive range of partnering services to the
stakeholders of the Russian-Indian biotech markets.
I was also told that this platform will be the first of its
kind and will prove to be a very useful tool to accelerate the cross border
collaboration between India and Russia.
I take this opportunity to thank the Russian Biotech
Association for their support and partnering with India in the “Global Bio
AP has always recognized the importance of biotech in
India’s knowledge economy and has made successful efforts in providing the right
environment, infrastructure and encouragement to leading biotech companies, to
establish and explore India’s biotech future.
This has been clearly evident in the development of the
number of research and academic institutions, biotech parks, knowledge parks and
the increasingly growing presence of leading pharma and biotech companies in the
State. Proven technologies, patenting of innovations and successful
commercialization of biotech products have created strong indigenous
capabilities in the country.
With the growing success of the ambitious Human Genome
Project, driven by the state, with the vast intellectual capital of this
scientific community, AP has taken a dominant position in the biotech sector
Indian drug and pharmaceutical industry.
I take this opportunity to officially announce the eighth
edition of BioAsia 2011: The global bio-business forum to be held from February
21-24, 2011 at India’s first bio-city, Hyderabad. Bio Asia complements the State
initiatives of the AP Government to promote Biotechnology in the State and in
the country as a whole.
I must laud the efforts of the Federation of Asian Biotech
Associations, University of Hyderabad and other organizations involved, for
having taken this event to such a global scale. I personally witnessed the
immense success of the previous edition of BioAsia organised in February 2010
which saw a participation of over 4000 delegates and visitors from 21 countries
across the globe. The event also recorded 800 onsite B2B meetings and featured
about 160 companies.
With an opportune theme of “Boosting Bio-economy”- BioAsia
2011, will feature multi-track conference, tradeshows and partnering, in
addition to awards ceremonies, networking receptions and other satellite events.
I wish success for both the landmark activities launched
today, and assure you that the government will make every possible effort to
Encourage, Provide and Participate in India’s bio-future along with the support
of each and every one of you here.