As a part of the centenary celebration of IISc , the Alumini cell organised a half
a day Biotech and Pharma discussion forum on 12th December, 2008 .
The session included formal presentations by expert panelists comprising of IISc alumini,
venture capitalists, strategists, licensing executives, IISc faculties, senior management executives
from leading biotech and pharmaceutical companies. Around 150 participants attended this session.
There were discussions on a range of topics relevant to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Points regarding patenting of inventions, generating revenues, attracting corporate funding,
fostering research collaborations were discussed. Personal experiences regarding establishment
of biotech/pharma companies were also shared. Few of the IISc faculties also presented
their experiences learnt from their corporate partnerships.
This forum helped putting across both academicia and company view points about an invention.
Dr. Chakk Ramesha, Director, Roche Pharmacuticals, USA
Dr. Ganesh M. Kishore, Managing Director, Burrill & Company, USA
Dr. Subba Rao Gunupudi, Owner & President, Dx-Sys, Inc., USA
Dr. Ravi Kiron, Managing Director, Adjuvant Global Advisors, LLC; USA
Dr. Shama Bhat, Founder, Chairman and MD, Bhat Biotec., India
Dr. V. N. Balaji, Chief Scientific Mentor, Jubilant Biosys Ltd, India
Dr. H. S. Subramanya, VP, Aurigene Discovery Technologies Ltd, India
Dr. R. Rajagopalan, CSO, Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, India
Dr. Ram Rajsekharan, Professor, Biochemistry, IISc, India
Dr. P. N. Rangarajan, Professor, Biochemistry, IISc, India
Dr. Rajan Dighe, Professor, MRDG, IISc, India
Dr. M. S. Shaila, Professor, MCB, IISc, India
Dr. Krishnan Nandabalan, President and CEO, Bioxcel Corp., USA
Dr. Surya Sankuratri, Director, Roche Pharmaceuticals, USA
Dr. H. S. Savithri, Professor, Biochemistry, IISc, India
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