BioAsia 2021 saw over 31,000 participants
Hyderabad: BioAsia concluded with a huge participation from industry, government and general public. The 18th edition of the annual flagship event of Government of Telangana, witnessed the participation of around 31,450 participants representing 72 countries. More than 60 high profile speakers participated in this summit.
The FABA Special Award was presented to Dr Balram Bhargava, secretary to Government of India, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare & Director-General, Indian Council of Medical Research for his exemplary contributions to medicine and healthcare. He was felicitated for spearheading the fight against Covid-19 in India and also commencing several marquee projects such as India-Stanford Biodesign programme, c-GMP Centre for Excellence for Stem Cell Studies, Society for Less Investigative Medicine (SLIM) and many more.
During the valedictory session of BioAsia 2020, Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary, Industries and IT, Government of Telangana said, "Since this edition was virtual and the theme of the event was very contextual to the current scenario, hence, we didn't restrict the conference open only to the life sciences professionals but made these sessions available for the general public without any registration fee. The sessions covering the current situation of vaccines, the impact of Covid-19 on various healthcare services, and the way forward were very extremely well encapsulated by 60 eminent speakers during these two days."
Commenting on the successful completion of BioAsia 2021, Shakthi Nagappan, CEO, BioAsia and director, Telangana Life Sciences said, "Despite the pandemic, we strived to ensure that the 17 years long legacy of BioAsia continues. The first virtual BioAsia was well received by the global community due to our strong focus on the pandemic and the stellar speaker line-up, we were able to bring to deliberate on the topics impacting every individual."