Over 250 companies to participate in BioAsia 2012

February 7th, 2012 - 10:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Hyderabad, Feb 7 (IANS) The stage is set for the ninth edition of BioAsia, the annual global bio business forum, beginning here Feb 9.

According to Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), the organizers of BioAsia 2012, over 250 companies have confirmed their participation in the three-day event.

The country partners for this year’s event include Sri Lanka, Belgium, Germany and Korea. In all, 35 countries have confirmed their participation with major delegations coming from Sri Lanka, Korea, Iran, Germany, Belgium, US, Singapore, Egypt, Thailand, Nepal and several African nations.

Regulators from 10 countries will also be participating in the event, said a statement from FABA.

Bharat Biotech International Limited and GVK Biosciences will be the industry host and co-host respectively.

“BioAsia provides a platform for companies to exhibit, launch and showcase their products and services,” said Manni Kantipudi, CEO, GVK BIO.

“Over the years, BioAsia has become an industry oriented event while the Bangalore India Bio event has remained research oriented,” said Krishna Ella, chairman and managing director, Bharat Biotech.

He pointed out that Hyderabad is the biggest manufacturer of biotech products and vaccines in the country

The partners for BioAsia 2012 include Frost and Sullivan, Confederation of Indian Industries, Alexandria India, Lonza India, Hyde Engineering & Consulting and Yes Bank.

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