Challenges and Opportunities in Pharma and Biotech Industries: Post COVID Era

A one day national level e-seminar was organized by the institute sponsored by GUJCOST & DST on 27th August 2020 on “Challenges and Opportunities in Pharma and Biotech Industries: Post Covid Era” where total 299 participants from our institute and 92 participants from different colleges of Gujarat participated in the event. It was graced by distinguished personalities from academics and industry like as Chief Guest Dr. Narottam Sahoo, Advisor, Gujarat Council on Science & Technology (GUJCOST), Mr. M. Srinivas Sankara Prasad, CEO, EMPOWER MSME. The firs expert was   Mr. M. Srinivas Sankara Prasad, CEO, EMPOWER MSME, and delivered a talk on “Uncertainties and Opportunities- Biopharmaceuticals- post COVID Era”and highlighted on Artificial intelligence, nanotechnology with cloud technology and 3 D printing technology, Internet of things  (IoT) networking for precision medicine in biopharm and pharma sector.

The second expert was Dr. Vimal Kumar, Dean – School of Pharmacy and Science, ITM (SLS) Baroda University, Vadodara on “POST COVID-19: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities for the Indian Pharma Industry” and delivered a talk on who highlighted very effectively in current updates in pharma with respect to COVID and various opportunities for API development sand also development of vaccines for COVID19 and many value added formulation with patentability. In the second half of the day e-oral presentation competition was organized where total 29 oral presentations were registered (29 authors and 58 co-author). This 29 oral presentation were categorised into 3 i.e Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical chemistry/Quality Assurance and Pharmacognosy and were evaluated by judges. In all 3 category total 6 winners were declared, 2 in each category as 1st rank and 2nd rank. The winners were appreciated by announcing cash prize of 1000/- Rs.  to the 1st rank and 800/- Rs. to 2nd rank in each category