2020 Virtual Conference

A consortium of Global Bio Supply Chain Associations of Life Sciences, Biotech & Pharmaceutical Industries, and Academic Institutions is organizing an International Virtual Conference on November 20, 2020 to fight this war on the apocalyptic pandemic. The Supply Chain challenges of delivering vaccines to the 1.35 billion people of India and more in other parts of the world is unprecedented.

The “Call to Action” is a unique opportunity for the Biotech and Pharmaceutical industries of India to restore the health of the citizens while gaining its rightful share in the world vaccine market.

Our Conference Speakers & Panelists
Learn from the world’s leading executives in life sciences from leading-edge enterprises as well as by core academic group of supply chain experts from eminent institutions


Event Time: 10 am to 5 pm IST
Event Date: November 20, 2020

Partnership, Sponsorship and Media:
Mr. Vishal Gandhi,
Vice President- FABA – NIC
Founder & CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd
E-mail: vishal.gandhi@biorxventureadvisors.com

10:00 am – 10:10 am | WELCOME ADDRESS: “India- A Beacon to the World in the War on Coronavirus Pandemic”

Devendra Mishra,  Executive Director and Co-founder, BSMA – USA
Professor Pallu Reddanna,
Executive President, FABA, and Professor, University of Hyderabad

10:10 am – 10:30 am | KEYNOTE: The Vaccine Manufacturing and Distribution Policies and Plans to save the Life of the people from the Pandemic through rapid Vaccination

Dr. Renu Swarup, Secretary – Department of Biotechnology, Govt. of India

10:30 am – 10:40 am | LECTURE: The Vaccine Supply Chain Will be Shaped By Choices and Capacity

Chairman: Professor Damodar Acharya, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur
Special Lecture: Dr. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India

10:40 am – 12:00 am | PANEL: Manufacturing and Sourcing of Vaccines to keep 1.35 Billion People Safe and Healthy

Dr. Vishwa Mohan Katoch,
Former Secretary, Dept. of Health, Govt. of India
Dr. Varaprasad Reddy, Founder and Chairman, Shantha Biotechnics Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman & Managing Director, Bharat Biotech International Limited
Dr. Rajeev Dhere, Executive Director, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. K. Anand Kumar, Managing Director, Indian Immunologicals Ltd.
Dr. M. Sivakumaran, Director, Aurobindo Pharma Limited
Mr. Lakshminarayana Neti, Chief Operating Officer, Biological E Limited
Mr. Narayanan Suresh,
Chief Operating Officer, Association of Biotechnology-Led Enterprises (ABLE)

12:00 pm – 12:50 pm | PANEL: Preparedness for the Distribution of Emerging COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr. Harish Iyer,
Senior Scientific Advisor, India Country Office, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Dr. Anjan Ray, Director, CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun
Mr. Rajiv Nath, Forum Coordinator, Association of Indian Medical Device Industry
Mr. Franck Toussaint, Managing Director, BioLog Europe
Mr. Deepak Sapra, CEO, API & Services, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratory
Devendra Mishra,
Executive Director and Co-founder, BSMA

12:50 pm – 01:40 pm | PANEL: Cold Chain Shipping, Storage and Last Mile Delivery

Dr. Satish D. Ravetkar,
Executive Director, Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Mahesh Bhalgat, Chief Operating Officer, Syngene
Mr. Rahul Agarwal, Managing Director, Kool-ex Cold Chain Limited
Mr. Masanari Arai, Founder and CEO, KII Corporation
Mr. Manish Sanghai, Sr. Director – Laboratory Solutions India , Thermo Fisher Scientific India
Mr. Vishal Gandhi,
Vice President, FABA NIC and CEO, BIORx Venture Advisors Pvt. Ltd

01:40 pm – 02:30 pm | PANEL: Building Digital Infrastructure to Ensure Supply of Vaccines and Timely Vaccination

Professor Soundar Kumara,
Allen, E., & Allen, M., Pearce Professor of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Professor N. Viswanadham, Emeritus Professor & INSA Honorary Scientist, IISc Bangalore
Mr. Ajit Kumar,
CEO & Founder, RealMeds Solutions
Mr. Ajith Pai,
Chief Operating Officer, Delhivery
Dr. Palakodeti Ratnakar,
Global Practice Head Life Sciences, Tech Mahindra

02:30 pm – 03:40 pm | PANEL: Governmental Regulations to Ensure Safe Immunization with Reliability & Quality Assurance

Dr. S. Eswara Reddy,
Joint Drugs Controller (India), Central Drugs Standard Control Organization
Professor Gagandeep Kang,
Professor, Department of Gastrointestinal Sciences, Christian Medical College, Vellore
Professor Ashok Mahapatra,
Vice-Chancellor, SOA University, Bhubaneswar; former Director, AIIMS Bhubaneswar
Dr. Nitin Jain, Scientist F, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt of India.
Dr. Y. Madhavi,
Sr. Principal Scientist & Prof. Acsir, CSIR-NISTADS

03:40 pm – 04:50 pm | Panel: Showcasing Innovative Technologies for the Last Mile Delivery of Vaccines

Chairman: Dr. Manish Diwan,
Head – Strategic Partnership & Entrepreneurship Development, BIRAC
Dr. Pravansu Mohanty / Dr. Laura Bronsart, Somnio Global, LLC (Upkara, Inc.), MI, USA

Dr. Suman Chakraborty, Institute Chair Professor & J C Bose National Fellow, IIT, Kharagpur
Dr. Atul Sardana,
Founder, Alfa Corpuscles
Professor Raghavan Varadarajan, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Mr. Mayur Shetty,
Founder, Blackfrog Technologies
Mr. Samit Jain, Managing Director, Pluss Advanced Technologies

04:50 pm – 05:05 pm | WRAP UP & VOTE OF THANKS

Professor Bhaskar N. Thorat, Director, ICT-IOC, Bhubaneswar
Dr. Swagat Mohapatra, UGC – Asst Professor, ICT, Mumbai (IOC, Bhubaneswar)