Bangalore, Nov 22 (UNI) The eighth edition of 'Bangalore Bio', India's flagship biotech event, promoted by Karnataka Government would be held here from April 24 to 26 next year.
Speaking at the function in connection with the event here last night, Karnataka IT and BT Secretary M N Vidyashankar said Bangalore Bio, an international trade show, was an unique platform for bringing together national and international participants in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, educational and financial sectors to interact, network, showcase innovations, products and services to transform concepts into markets.
''After becoming an IT bellweather, India is now shifting its focus to biotechnology, the most promising industry of the future.
It is innovation and new technology that will drive the future of biotechnology in India.'' The event would focus on 'Global Partnership', he added.
Chairperson of Karnataka Vision group on Biotechnology and CMD of Biocon India Kiran Mazumdar Shaw said to meet the ever-growing demand of biotech sector, India had to build a knowledgeable and highly skilled workforce.
The eagerness of young generation to get into biotech sector had enthused the industry to strive for more. Global partnership would enable the industry to take its biggest leap in terms of innovation, marketing strategies and funding growth, she said.
With the focus on innovation, the main conference session at Bangalore Bio would attract some of the leading scientists and industry leaders from across the globe.
The highlight of the event would include international conference, bio partnering, agribiotech day celebrations, technical sessions, B2B meetings, poster session, trade show, CEO conclave and bio excellence awards.