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FDASmart Inc. Presents Day long forum/conference on 27th Sept 2011 at ITC Grand Central Hotel, Parel, Mumbai - India.


BioPharma IT - Next Generation:
Will India Lead or Follow?

 

                   September 27th, 2011 – Full Day Agenda:
8:30 a.m - 9:40 a.m : Registration – Networking
9:40 a.m - 9:45 a.m : Opening Remarks / Welcome
Mr. Ram Balani CEO-Founder- FDASmart Inc. (Event Organizer)
Session 1 :
Emerging trends in computational genomics
9:45 am - 10:15 a.m : Mr. Sandeep Saxena - Founder & CEO - Acton Biotech Pvt Ltd.
Description : The entire space of genomics today is heavily dependent on computing hardware and software. We use large computing powers, huge storage capacity, high resolution scanners, advanced artificial intelligence software and powerful databases to deliver results. In my talk, I will try and give an over view of the past and the future.
Speaker Background :
Speaker Sandeep Saxena . BioPharma IT - Next Generation, pharmaceutical I.T, benefits by IT to Pharma industries, how IT can help to pharmaceutical industries, IT technologies such as SaaS, Cloud computing, wireless mobility, smartphones,  social media, etc. for Pharma companies , pharma events in sept 2011, events for Biopharma IT, Frost & Sullivan, Advantages Biopharma IT , Thermo Fisher Scientific event, Reliance event in sept, Biopharma IT solutions, Advantages of IT in Pharma industry,pharma event in mumbai, Biopharmaceutical event in mumbai, Pharma event on 27th sept Sandeep Saxena is a graduate in Life Sciences from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai, and MBA in Marketing and Finance from Delhi. He has 10 years of professional work experience in Genetics Research, Bioinformatics, Sales and Marketing etc. For the last 4 years he has been involved in setting up and growing, Acton Biotech, a very promising ventures in Medical genomics.
Session 2 :
Looking Beyond LIMS – Achieving the Paperless Lab
10:15 a.m - 11:00 a.m : Mr. Sudhakar Kasturi - Business Consultant,Informatics Solutions - Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Description : Challenges in Pharmaceutical workflows begin in the early discovery stage and permeates to the batch release. Each stage has its own set of data management problems and are to be dealt with different tools specifically configured for those workflows. The tools, functioning in isolation brings in newer problems affecting productivity and regulatory compliance, sometimes limiting the management to make learned decisions.

A paper less lab is a situation that integrates the different work environments and workflows , offering a seamless flow of relevant information across the stages , increasing productivity , reducing errors and helping management to take business decisions , as the candidate progresses through various stages. A practical solution to integrate different systems , LIMS, ELN, CDS, ERP etc offering a paperless environment is discussed with examples of completed projects.
Speaker Background :
Mr. Sudhakar Kasturi is a Business Consultant, Informatics Solutions with Thermo Fisher Scientific for APAC region. His focus is to provide validated solutions to Bio Analytical laboratories and offering integrated solutions for laboratories in various phases of pharmaceutical value chain, bio banking, genetic research , food testing and petroleum industries.

Sudhakar has 18 years of experience in laboratory instruments and informatics solutions for pharmaceutical and non pharmaceutical domains. Prior to joining Thermo Fisher Scientific in 2005, he has worked for Agilent Technologies, Varian and other laboratory instruments and informatics solutions providers. In his present role in Thermo Fisher scientific, he provides consultancy for identifying informatics products and services meeting the present expectations and future proofing the investment of the clients.
Session 3 :
 
11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m : Mr. Mohar Tiwari - Vice President - Information Technology -
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
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11:30 a.m - 12:00 p.m : Tea / Coffee Break / Networking
Session : 4
IT Imperatives for Life Sciences Organization
12:00 p.m - 12:30 p.m : Mr. Gopal Rangaraj - CIO - Reliance Life Sciences
Description : The diversity of business necessitates provisioning of differentiated solution to address It automation needs of different business. E.g. Bio Pharma and Pharma business operations are supply chain intensive and need end to end supply chain solutions, the research groups require a long term It system to help them capture and analyze research related data. Enterprise Applications such as SAP R/3, Documentum address business requirements of RLS in parts and require to be interfaced with other point solutions such as Oracle Clinical and bespoke applications through an integrated architecture. RLS IT endeavors to deploy such software suites / technology initiatives to address these needs. RLS IT has progressively over the years deployed a number of software systems to support the above businesses with software needs.

The growth of internet and growth of social computing platforms, present a number of new technology options that show promise of adoption at RLS. New technology options such as Web 2.0 aim at providing a platform for the users to share and create content. Organizations across world have leveraged emerging technology to further their research, innovation and reach out to customers and entities engaged in business. These include deployments such as Social media, collaboration suites, Mobile computing and a pilot initiative for Cloud.
Speaker Background :
 Gopal Rangaraj will speak on 27th Sept 2011 about BioPharma IT - Next Generation, pharmaceutical I.T, benefits by IT to Pharma industries, how IT can help to pharmaceutical industries, IT technologies such as SaaS, Cloud computing, wireless mobility, smartphones,  social media, etc. for Pharma companies , pharma events in sept 2011, events for Biopharma IT, Frost & Sullivan, Advantages Biopharma IT , Thermo Fisher Scientific event, Reliance event in sept, Biopharma IT solutions, Advantages of IT in Pharma industry,pharma event in mumbai, Biopharmaceutical event in mumbai, Pharma event on 27th sept Mr. Gopal Rangaraj is the head of IT function at Reliance Life Sciences (RLS) Pvt. Ltd, a new millennium initiative of the Reliance Group of companies engaged in developing business opportunities in the domains of medical, plant and industrial biotechnology.

Mr. Gopal Rangaraj has over 20 years of experience in managing IT function, Software development, Enterprise applications deployment and use of IT in an organization as a strategic differentiator. His experience spans across the areas of Process plant operations, Corporate Planning, Supply Chain and Operations consulting and ERP implementation for customers across geographies. Prior to joining Reliance, Gopal has worked on engagement across Oil & Gas, Automotive, Defense and Financial Services domains for customers across the world. In his current role as Head of IT at Reliance Life Sciences his responsibility of development & deployment IT strategy in alignment with the business strategy.

Mr. Gopal Rangaraj is regular speaker in Industry forums and Guest Faculty on subjects related to use and challenges of deployment IT solutions in an organization. Gopal Rangaraj is a Chemical Engineer by training and has done his specialization in Operations and Supply Chain management. As head of IT function that supports the existing and emerging business of Reliance Life Sciences.
Session 5 :
Engineering Successful Life Sciences Enterprises with innovative IT solutions
12:30 p.m - 1:00 p.m : Dr. Reena Gollapudy - Lead Consultant - Infosys Ltd.
Description : Notwithstanding scientific progress, the life sciences canvas today is significantly complex and constantly evolving. Impending changes such as, shrinking new drug pipelines vs. rising drug discovery costs, patent expirations and generics vs. mergers, acquisitions and externalization, compliance vs. competitiveness, and social media vs. traditional sales. Not surprisingly, the mantra for success lies in design and implementation of efficient business and cost models, with a focus on enterprise-wide innovation.

Life sciences organizations are in acute need of information systems that can handle enormous amounts of data in a stable, reliable, and, above all, secure way. Pharma, medical devices, biotechnology and related industries, need an effective and innovative IT strategy that will enable them to control compliance costs while improving business performance as they work to bring new products to the market.

Key aspects of enterprise applications and solutions, such as cloud-based offerings, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS models, solution architecture, data security, and system integration and compatibility with internal systems have been successfully addressed to fulfill the new age demands of the Life Sciences sector. My talk will attempt to present these innovative perspectives and changes effected and will enable an apt showcase of the successful adoption of novel IT strategies by the transforming Life Sciences industry.
Speaker Background :
Dr. Reena will describe  benefits by IT to Pharma industries, how IT can help to pharmaceutical industries, IT technologies such as SaaS, Cloud computing, wireless mobility, smartphones,  social media, etc. for Pharma companies , pharma events in sept 2011, events for Biopharma IT, Frost & Sullivan, Advantages Biopharma IT , Thermo Fisher Scientific event, Reliance event in sept, Biopharma IT solutions, Advantages of IT in Pharma industry,pharma event in mumbai, Biopharmaceutical event in mumbai, Pharma event on 27th sept Dr. Reena is a Lead Consultant at Infosys Life Sciences Consulting and is currently developing enterprise solutions in scientific social media, biological entity management systems and scientific workflow management systems.

Reena has 13 years of pharma industry experience and specializes in Research Informatics, Computational Drug Discovery, Biochemistry, Preclinical Research Design, Drug Repurposing, Trial protocol design, Investigative Drug Approvals and Submissions, Intellectual Property Generation and Management, External Collaboration for Drug Discovery and Development , and Domain Consultancy in drug discovery application development and support.

With a doctorate in Biochemistry and Post-doctorates in Computational Drug Designing, Animal Tissue Culture and Cancer Biology, Dr. Reena is the co-inventor of a new drug for diabetic foot ulcers and has two patents in National Phase filings. Her invention has recently received approval for Phase I trials.
1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m : Lunch Break / Networking
Session 6 :
Project and Risk management in Clinical Data Management
2:00 p.m - 2:30 p.m : Dr. Arshad Mohammed - Director-Clinical Data Management - Quintiles.
Description : Clinical Data project management has complex interactions across functions like Clinical Project Management, Clinical Operations, Drug Safety, IVRS, Labs, ECG, Biostatistics, Medical Writing, etc. And with varied outsourcing across each of the functions - the project management and risk management of CDM projects assumes critical importance. Global Data Management at Quintiles has developed a technology solution to manage the operations and risk for hundreds of our projects. We use this unique system across all global DM sites. System also provides the Leadership live and dynamic reports of each project, DM lead, CDM site, customer, etc. Longitudinal data and reports also help us assess the trends in a number of key elements like delivery, risk, documentation, quality etc for each project.
Speaker Background :
Dr. Arshad Mohammmed we explain how IT can help to pharmaceutical industries, IT technologies such as SaaS, Cloud computing, wireless mobility, smartphones,  social media, etc. for Pharma companies , pharma events in sept 2011, events for Biopharma IT, Frost & Sullivan, Advantages Biopharma IT , Thermo Fisher Scientific event, Reliance event in sept, Biopharma IT solutions, Advantages of IT in Pharma industry,pharma event in mumbai, Biopharmaceutical event in mumbai, Pharma event on 27th sept Dr Arshad Mohammed is a physician with over 15 years experience in Healthcare and Life Sciences industry. He has worked in Acute Care, Clinical Research, Life Sciences Consulting, Software Product Management and Clinical Data Management. Arshad has been associated with Dr Reddy's, Infosys Technologies Limited, Oracle and currently is with Quintiles. His core areas of interest are eClinical and Clinical Informatics. He has led the development of a home grown EDC at Dr Reddy's and also been the Product Manager of 'Life Sciences Data Hub' at Oracle. Currently, with Clinical Data Management team at Quintiles, Bangalore.
Session 7 :
Working in the Cloud - Safe, Secure, Fast & Auditable Spotlight on Licensing, Clinical Trials & Safety document distribution
2:30 p.m - 3:00 p.m : Mr. Harvinder Singh - Founder & CEO - VSell Solutions
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Speaker Background :
Harvinder has over 11 years of experience of selling IT & ITeS solutions in India. He is amongst the first few who started selling the concept of using Cloud Computing for any Organization’s most critical & sensitive business information exchange. He is today representing one of the global giants selling solutions to primarily financial sector, pharmaceutical companies & Corporations. He has got hands on experience of drafting customized solutions for global as well as Indian pharmaceutical companies for their licensing, clinical trials & safety document distribution needs. Intralinks VSell Solutions is an authorized referral partner of in India and the Company is offering official representation services for foreign companies who want to do business in India.
Session 8 :
Bioinformatics & Immunoinformatics: enabling design & development of next generation vaccines
3:00 p.m - 3:30 p.m : Dr. Urmila Kulkarni Kale, Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune
Description : Emergence and growth of bioinformatics in the last twenty-five years is one of the landmark events in the history of Science. It has added a third dimension of ‘in silico’ to the existing ‘in vivo’ and ‘in vitro’ approaches to study life and its processes. The informatics facilitates transformation of biological data to information and knowledge with an ultimate objective to discover new drugs and vaccines.

Bioinformatics and Immunoinformatics have brought a paradigm shift and reversed the process of vaccine development, which is termed as reverse vaccinology approach. The advent of next generation sequencing technologies are further offering unprecedented opportunities for data driven, knowledge-based approaches for rational design of viral vaccines. The three major components of reverse vaccinology are genomic data of viruses, various bioinformatics/immunoinformatics prediction programs and availability of three-dimensional structures of viral proteins. These are independent domains of research in themselves, which are also inter-dependant and together offer distinct advantages in designing vaccines. A detailed account of the state of the art resources and methods in each of these domains will be provided with appropriate case studies to substantiate their role in vaccine design. Furthermore, the challenges viz. varying efficacy of existing vaccines also needs to be addressed as viruses are known to evolve at a higher rate as compared to other species and will be discussed.
Speaker Background :
Dr. Urmila Kulkarni-Kale is associated with Bioinformatics Centre, University of Pune since its inception and has immensely contributed to its growth.  Since 1987, Urmila has worked at various positions ranging from student to Director with primary position of Information Scientist.  Hers is second Ph.D. in Bioinformatics in India.   Urmila’s areas of interest include Bioinformatics, Molecular modeling, Comparative genomics and Immunoinformatics.  She has developed several databases, novel algorithms and servers to analyse sequence and structure data, which are firsts in their respective categories.

She has published 21 papers in peer reviewed high impact factor international journals with > 250 citations and holds a joint patent for work on development synthetic peptide vaccine strategy against Japanese encephalitis virus. She is a recipient of PARAM AWARD instituted by C-DAC for development of Best application and Agharkar Gold medal for the best research publication. She has presented her work in various national and international seminars and conferences. She has also been the faculty for International and national Bioinformatics training programs organized in India and abroad.
Session 9 :
Innovative Uses Of Technology To Bring Together Patients-Pharma- Health Professionals
3:30 p.m - 4:00 p.m : Dr. Neelesh Bhandari - Chief Consulting Officer - Digital MedCom.
Description : Technology has become ubiquitous. Healthcare consumers and healthcare professionals now have access to a number of paradigm shifting technologies which has changed the way business is done in the pharma-healthcare continuum. Cloud computing, touch screens and personal health records dictate that we need to become more and more patient centric in our approach. The goal of all healthcare reforms is to bring the industry closer to the end consumer and cut down on intermediaries. Dr. Neelesh Bhandari looks at new and innovative ways these technologies can be used to create value for all stakeholders, i.e for the doctors, patients and the pharmaceutical industry.
Speaker Background :
 Dr. Neelesh Bhandari will deliver his knowledge on 27th Sept 2011 - BioPharma IT - Next Generation, pharmaceutical I.T, benefits by IT to Pharma industries, how IT can help to pharmaceutical industries, IT technologies such as SaaS, Cloud computing, wireless mobility, smartphones,  social media, etc. for Pharma companies , pharma events in sept 2011, events for Biopharma IT, Frost & Sullivan, Advantages Biopharma IT , Thermo Fisher Scientific event, Reliance event in sept, Biopharma IT solutions, Advantages of IT in Pharma industry,pharma event in mumbai, Biopharmaceutical event in mumbai, Pharma event on 27th sept A Technophile Pathologist with diplomas in web designing and Human Rights, Dr. Neelesh Bhandari amassed clinical experience of ten years in various capacities before finding his calling in digital medical communications. He has worked with a number medical elearning and medical marketing companies before starting his own firm, Digital MedCom Solutions in 2010. He presently works as a subject matter expert and digital marketing consultant with a number of startups in eHealth, medical Social Media and medical simulations companies in India and UK.

He is the author of 2 popular blogs; Digital Medicine and MedCom Strategies.
4:00 p.m - 4:30 p.m : Tea / Coffee Break / Networking
Panel Discussion : :
Ram introduce Dipta Chaudhury – Dipta to moderate
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5:30 p.m : Frost & Sullivan & FDASmart White Paper Release - CD Hand-outs
5:45 p.m : Conference Concludes
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