ICT-Mumbai to organize ‘Biosimilar Workshop 2020’ in February

Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, is conducting the 3rd Biosimilar Workshop from February 3-8, 2020. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leaders of the Indian and global biopharma industry, providing a perspective on the training programs


New Delhi: Mumbai based Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT) is conducting the 3rd biosimilar workshop on its campus from 3-8 February 2020. The workshop was initiated as an annual endeavor to bring together academicians and industry professionals and create awareness on recent technologies developed in various sectors of the biopharmaceutical industry.

The Biosimilar Workshop 2020 will include the following sub-programs:

  1. Hands-on training program on Biopharmaceutical Product Development sponsored by National Biopharma Mission, BCIL and BIRAC (Feb 3-7, 2020)

  2. One Hour with Leaders and Biopharma Job Mela (February 7, 2020)

  3. Biopharma Exhibition (February 4-6, 2020)

  4. Leadership Conclave (February 8, 2020)

With the objective of establishing skill and entrepreneurship-related forum for biosimilar development in India, ICT-Mumbai will be hosting this workshop as a Biopharmaceutical Skill Development Program, supported by the National Biopharma Mission, BIRAC, Government of India.

The proposed workshop will provide hands-on training to participants on every critical step of the biopharmaceutical development process i.e., clone development & upstream processing, downstream processing, biophysical characterization, and critical quality attribute (CQA) analysis, with a focus on monoclonal antibodies.

Participants will also have the opportunity to hear from leaders of the Indian and global biopharma industry, providing a perspective on the training programs. More details on the hands-on training programs can be found in the flyer. A biopharma exhibition will be organized concurrently where the latest technologies developed for the biopharma industry will be put on display for all participants to visit. The skill development programs will be followed by a Biopharma Job Mela, where participants will have the opportunity to interact with human resource delegates from several leading biopharma companies in India, providing prospects for interested trained participants to be absorbed by the industry. Speakers and participants will get an oppressed to interact with our students and faculty members for larger collaboration opportunities.

The exclusive concluding segment of the workshop will be the Leadership Conclave, for which the theme “Affordable Biologics/Biosimilars” has been set. The conclave will witness active participation from prominent organizations and government initiatives including IAVI, Wellcome Trust, Ayushman Bharat, Insurance Players, and leaders of Indian and Global Biopharmaceutical Industry. The Conclave will consist of the following sequential panels and will include talks from distinguished members of the industry and government:

1) Global Policy Initiative for Affordable Biotherapeutics

2) Indian policy perspective/Health program for affordable Biotherapeutics

3) Advances in Biomanufacturing/Services/Innovations

4) Regulatory and Clinical innovations towards affordable antibody production

Through this one-of-a-kind venture, the organizers hope to bring about fruitful interactions between academia and biopharma industry and develop skilled researchers while subsequently addressing current pressing needs in order to pave the way for a brighter future for the Indian biopharma industry, all for the ultimate intention of every citizen being able to afford these wonder drugs.

The last date for registration is 14th January 2020. Participants will be selected by the NBM partner, Biotech Consortium India Limited (BCIL).