Time Session
12:30pm - 3:00pm Arrival of Guests, Check-in & Welcome Lunch; Registration of Delegates and Guests
3:00pm - 3:10pm Welcome Address by Express Pharma + Lamp Lighting Ceremony
3:10pm - 3:55pm Panel Discussion :
Topic : Fuelling innovation in oral solid dosage forms: Opportunities and challenges
Moderator : Mr Manikandan Ramalingam, Sr VP-R&D, Granules Pharma
Panelists :
Dr Subhrangshu Sengupta, VP - R&D - Formulation, IPCA Laboratories
Dr Pirthipal Singh, VP and Head R&D, Tirupati Group
Dr Sandhya Shenoy, AVP R&D, IPCA Laboratories
Dr Ravikumar N, EVP, MSN Laboratories
Dr Mayur Patel, Head-Formulation Development, APNAR Pharma
3:55pm - 4:10pm Topic : Innovation in active packaging
Speaker : Mr Dhairy Sharma, Technical Sales, CILICANT
4:10pm - 4:25pm Topic : Form 483, Tablet Compressibility & MCC
Speaker : Dr Abhijit V Gothoskar, Formulation Expert, Sigachi Industries
4:25pm - 4:40pm Topic : Making India an epicentre for FR&D
Speaker : Dr Ajay Khopade, VP F&D, Sun Pharma
4:40pm - 4:55pm Topic : Formulation Development with Advanced Fluid Bed Technology
Speaker : Dr Kuldeep Bhokare, Director- Pharmaceutical Process, Romaco
5:15pm - 5:30pm Topic : Impact on final formulation by Bakerbond® Chromatography Resin
Speaker : Mr WonHyun (James) Hwang, Head of Application, Asia and Middle East of Africa Biopharma, Avantor Performance Materials Korea
5:30pm - 5:45pm Topic : Future of lubricants
Speaker : Mr Ravleen Singh Khurana, MD, Nitika Pharmaceutical Specialities
5:45pm - 6:30pm Panel Discussion :
Topic : Advancements in vaccine development: new-age FR&D techniques and next-gen delivery systems
Moderator : Dr Ramesh Matur, Sr VP, Head R&D, Biological E
Panelists :
Dr Ajay Singh, Head - mRNA Department, Gennova Biopharmaceuticals
Dr Rajender Burki, Associate VP, R&D, Biological E
Dr Tarun Sharma, Sr VP R&D, Auro Vaccines
Dr Rajendra Lingala, VP & Head R&D, Indian Immunologicals
6:30pm - 6:45pm Topic : Addressing pharmaceutical & biological product development challenges with innovative excipients
Speaker : Ms Manisha Chaudhari, Senior Technical Application Expert, Merck Lifescience, India
6:45pm - 7:00pm Topic : Polymer solutions to pharmaceutical industry
Speaker : Mr Vaibhav Datke, Sr Manager – Business Development, Ami Polymer
7:00pm - 8:00pm NETWORKING BREAK
8:00pm onwards FDD Leadership Awards 2023
8:00pm - 8:10pm Welcome Address by Express Pharma + Intro to FDD Leadership Awards 2023
8:10pm - 8:40pm Presentation of Awards
8:40pm - 9:00pm Stand up Act (Entertainment)
9:00pm onwards Networking Cocktail & Gala Dinner
Time Session
7:30am - 10:00am Networking Breakfast in the pre-function area
10:00am - 10:50am Panel Discussion :
Topic : Evolutions and revolutions in drug delivery
Moderator : Dr Rakesh Bhasin, VP-Formulations, Biocon
Panelists :
Dr Sunil Tiwari, Sr VP R&D, Hetero Drugs
Dr Vaibhav Sihorkar, VP & Head- Developability & Formulations, Sai Life Sciences
Dr Sajeev Chandran, VP-R&D, Lupin
Dr Amarender Reddy Donthidi, VP & Head - R&D Injectables and Ophthalmics, Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Dr Abir Banerjee, VP-R&D Biotech, Bharat Serums & Vaccines
Dr Khalid Akhter Ansari, Group Head, Formulation Development, Oral solid and Parenteral Dosage Forms, Novartis
10:50am - 11:05am Topic : Investments in vaccine delivery
Speaker : Mr Sourabh Sobti, Business Development Lead, CEPI
12:00pm - 12:50pm Panel Discussion :
Topic : Building FR&D Talent in India
Moderator : Ms Viveka Roychowdhury, Editor, Express Pharma & Express Healthcare
Panelists :
Mr Makarand Avachat, EVP-Pharma R&D, Lupin
Dr Ashok Omray, Pharma Consultant
Mr Suresh Pareek, Angel Investor (Pharma)
Mr Vinod Arora, Principal Advisor, IGMPI
Dr Girish Jain, Pharma Consultant
12:50pm - 1:00pm Vote of thanks
1:00pm onwards Networking Lunch

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