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The meet was conducted with a noble intention of providing a platform to voice plethora of challenges faced by Biotech Sector. Various sub sects stake holders of Biotechnology like Agri Biotechnology, Biotech Educators, Biopharma, Bio IT, Biotech services, Biotech media and NGOs participated in the event. Mr. Suresh Narayan, COO from All India Biotech Lead Enterprises, Dr. K.K. Naryanan, Director, Tata Metahelix moderated the session and collected inputs from stake holders of all the sectors which will be documented to design a structured solution.
Dr. Ashwath Narayan mentioned with growing population there is an outburst of many grand challenges with respect to food, agriculture, nutrition, health, energy and environment. Biotechnology is a powerful tool that will envisage Karnataka to become a global biotech leader with a most conducive ecosystem. He reiterated that we can perform much better by channelizing the resources. Further to this he added that Karnataka the Biotech capital of India can gear up to propel by bringing all the stakeholders to a common page.
CEOs of Biotech start-ups like Radiant Research services, Biogenero, Acara Bio herb, Dogma global voiced their opinion and interacted with Biopharma and Agri Biotech experts Dr. Srinath, Merck Life sciences, Dr. T.M.Manjunath, Ex Director, Monsanto, Dr. Seetha Rama Annadana, Syngenta, Dr. Mittur Jagadish, Prof. Naga Suma, Scientist IISc., Dr. H.E.Shreedhar and many Biotech Educators participated in the event.