Spain will be country partner for BioAsia 2013

Last Updated: Tue, Jan 08, 2013 15:40 hrs

Hyderabad, Jan 8 (AISN) Spain will be the country partner for BioAsia 2013, the tenth edition of the annual biotechnology and life sciences conference scheduled to be held here Jan 28-30.

Asia's biggest technology and bio-business platform for biotechnology and life sciences announced that GVK Biosciences will be the principal industry sponsor.

BioAsia 2013 has also joined hands with Victoria (Australia), which is the international state partner for the event this year.

"These country and state level partnerships will open up and enhance the bilateral trade in these regions in addition to fostering scientific and technological collaborations," a statement from the organizers said.

Natco, Lonza and Mayar Biotech joined as the industry co-hosts. The central government's department of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, the Indian Council of Medical Research and Defense Research & Development Organisation will also be partners.

"BioAsia is playing an important role in mobilizing investments into the biotechnology arena of the country. It has emerged as a prominent platform for facilitating investments, exploring technology opportunities as well as research and innovations for the sector," said S. Raghavan, joint secretary, department of biotechnology.

"We are delighted with the enthusiastic response from various regions and industry stalwarts like to be part of BioAsia 2013," said Shakthi M Nagappan, CEO, BioAsia.

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