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21 22 July 2023

Park Hyatt, Hyderabad

the Biggest
FR&D conclave
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FDD conclave

The next frontier for India Pharma Inc is transforming into a value-driven, innovation-focused industry. This requires the industry to leverage its experience and expertise gained as a leading generics manufacturer towards the development of new molecules and biosimilars.

Fortuitously, many global companies across sectors, including pharma are looking at India to set up cutting-edge R&D centres to strengthen their capabilities and capture new markets, driven by factors such as market opportunity, technical expertise, cost efficiency, proactive government policies, as well as talented and dynamic workforce.

Therefore, FDD Conclave 2023 will bring the FR&D community together to discuss how India Pharma Inc needs to leverage its existing strengths and build new capabilities to develop of innovative and differentiated pharma products, complex drugs or biologics and biosimilars across a range of indications for its next phase of growth.

FR&D leaders will also highlight evidence-based strategies and approaches to develop novel formulations and drug delivery systems which will help create intellectual property, enhance life-cycle management, and amplify cost and market differentiation.

The leaders will also examine the impact of recent government initiatives, regulations and policies to help promote innovation in pharma R&D and help India secure and sustain a key position in the global pharma R&D landscape.

Dr Pavan Bhat

Director and EVP (Technical Operations, Natco Pharma

Dr Rakesh Bhasin

Head R&D (Formulations), Biocon

Dr Ajay Khopade

VP-FR&D, Sun Pharma

Dr Ramesh Matur

Sr VP and Head R&D, Biological E

Dr Sajeev Chandran

VP-R&D, Lupin

Dr Rajendar Burki

AVP-R&D, Biological E

Dr Abhijit V Gothoskar

Formulation Expert, Sigachi Industries

Dhairy Sharma

Technical Sales, CILICANT

Dr Kuldeep Bhokare

Director- Pharmaceutical Process, Romaco

Vaibhav Datke

Sr. Manager – Business Development, Ami Polymer

Dr. Abir Banerjee

VP & Head-R&D Biotech, Bharat Serums & Vaccines

Manisha Chaudhari

Senior Technical Application Expert, Merck Lifescience, India

Ravleen Singh Khurana

MD, Nitika Pharmaceutical Specialities

Dr Tarun Sharma

Sr VP R&D, Auro Vaccines

Makarand Avachat

EVP - Pharma R&D, Lupin

Ravikumar N

EVP, MSN Laboratories

Dr Amarender Reddy Donthidi

VP & Head - R&D (Injectables and Ophthalmics), Amneal Pharmaceuticals

WonHyun(James) Hwang

Head of Application, Asia and Middle East of Africa Biopharma, Avantor Performance Materials Korea

Dr Sunil Tiwari

Sr VP R&D, Hetero Drugs

Dr Vaibhav Sihorkar

VP & Head- Developability & Formulations, Sai Life Sciences

Mr Sourabh Sobti

Business Development Lead, CEPI

Topics To be covered

  • Incentivising pharma FR&D in India: Policies, regulations & initiatives
  • Fuelling innovation in biopharma FR&D
  • Building India’s FR&D talent pool: Approaches & Techniques
  • Developing cost-effective drug formulations and delivery systems: Opportunities & Challenges
  • FR&D for continuous manufacturing
  • Predictive approaches for solid formulation
  • Potential of emerging vaccine technologies
  • Developments in injectable drug delivery
  • Impact of additional budgetary allocation for R&D
  • Role of emerging technologies in drug development

who will attend

Leaders and Experts in:

  • Pharmaceutical Formulation Development
  • Product Development
  • Pharmaceutical R&D
  • Technology Transfer
  • Process Development
  • Drug Delivery
  • Delivery Technology

benefits to you

  • Brand exposure through multiple digital opportunities and several event exclusive tie-ins
  • Conference featuring Subject Matter Experts, Industry Veterans, Partner Presentations Slots
  • Multimedia campaign providing a solid buildup to the event, supported by a team of tele-callers
  • Tracks and Sessions that relate to your business
  • Pair your session with Guest Speaker/ leading CXOs
  • Access to database of all attendees for the entire conference (to select sponsors)
  • Complete peace of mind knowing this is from Express Pharma and the Indian Express Group


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