Switzerland to be country partner for BioAsia 2020

Hyderabad, Dec 10 (IANS) Seeking closer ties with Indian life sciences industry, Switzerland will be the country partner for BioAsia 2020 scheduled to be held here in February.

Silvana Renggli-Frey, Deputy Consul General of Switzerland announced here on Tuesday that Switzerland will be the country partner for 17th edition of BioAsia, India's largest life sciences event.

Consistently ranked number one, Switzerland Ais widely known for innovation in big pharma with the presence of eminent pharma and life-sciences companies like Novartis, Roche, Lonza and Ferring Pharma.

She told reporters, Switzerland recognized India as a strategic partner in healthtech.

“Hyderabad being one of the prominent hubs in life sciences and healthtech has been an attractive ecosystem for us to engage with. As a country partner at BioAsia, we're bringing a holistic representation of the Swiss healthtech ecosystem spanning from corporates to startups to academia to investors. We're eager to collaborate with the key players in India and pursue new solutions today, for tomorrow,” she said.

Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary of the Industries & Commerce and Information Technology, Government of Telangana said that Telangana is committed to promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and the focus of BioAsia has been centered around innovation over the years.

He said both Telangana and Switzerland have inherent strengths in life sciences and bringing them together will drive significant developments in the life sciences industry globally.

Shakthi Nagappan, Director (Life Sciences and Pharma), Goverment of Telangana and CEO – BioAsia said the event will attract participation of leaders from over 50 countries. Norway, UK, South Korea, Spain, Thailand and South Africa were among the country partners at previous editions.

With the theme ‘Today For Tomorrow' BioAsia 2020 is scheduled to be held from February 17 to 19.

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