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Posted on Feb 04, 03:24PM | UNI
Bangalore, Feb 4 : The 13th edition of Bangalore Bio, an annual meet on exchange of developments in the biotechnology sector, the world over, began here today with Karnataka Chief Minister Jagadish Shettar assuring all government help to enable the USd 6 b dollar sector make further progress in the state.
Mr Shettar, who inaugurated the event highlighted various measures taken by the government to enable research and development in the sector flourish in Karnataka, besides facilitating a number of multinationals set shop in the state, especially in Bangalore.
The three day event would bring together global leaders from the life sciences sector for a comprehensive overview of the rapidly changing industry.
Union Secretary for Biotechnology Prof K Vijayraghavan released a document brought out by the Association of Biotechnology led Enterprises (ABLE) on the road map for the next decade and beyond and also on opportunities for fermentation industry and biotechnology.
The international seminar had more than 800 delegates besides more than 100 companies from 20 countries besides India, participating in the exposition.
Scottish Development International and Department of Economic Development of Atlanta, Georgia in United States on the occasion signed separate Memorandum of Understanding with Karnataka Biuotechnology and Information Services for promoting collaborative projects and research in biotech.