BioAsia 2013 – Invites Nominations across Asia for Awards in Biotechnology and Lifesciences

BioAsia, has opened the nomination process to all scientists & students,pursuing research in the areas of biotechnology / life sciences. Visit for more details. The Award categories include BioAsia Innovation Award 2013 and BioAsia Young Minds Award 2013.

Online PR News – 20-November-2012 – Hyderabad / Andhra Pradesh – Hyderabad, 20th November, 2012: BioAsia, Asia’s biggest technology and bio-business platform has opened the nomination process for its annual awards organized by Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA) jointly with Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). The entry is open to all scientists, students and Individuals from member countries of FABA who are interested or are pursuing research in the areas of biotechnology / life sciences or have created a product of value/utility or have made a significant contribution to the field of life sciences industry. Interested and eligible individuals can log on to for more details and for submitting their nominations. The Award categories include BioAsia Innovation Award 2013 and BioAsia Young Minds Award 2013.

The entries will undergo a short listing process and shortlisted proposals (10 proposals for innovation award and 5 proposals for young minds) will be announced by end of December for exhibiting their presentation at the BioAsia Venue. Winner in each category will be selected by an expert team at the venue and the awards (INR 1 Lac for innovation award and INR 50,000 for young minds award) will be given away at Valedictory Ceremony of BioAsia 2013, the 10th edition of a successful and broad-spectrum global platform on Biotechnology and Lifesciences. BioAsia 2013 will be held from 28th to 30th January in Hyderabad.

Prof. KV Raghavan, Chairman-BioAsia Organizing Committee & Vice-President FABA, INAE Distinguished Professor & Former Director, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (IICT) has stated that these annual awards have become a prominent feature at BioAsia and are aimed at encouraging and motivating contributions, initiatives and innovations in the biotech and life sciences arena. The awards that will be presented at BioAsia 2013 will also be an ideal platform for nominees to showcase their work to the global audience.

Dr. Mohan Rao, Director, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology commented “We are extremely pleased to have partnered with the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations [FABA] to organize the Innovation & Young Minds Award 2013. We strongly feel that these awards have gained high recognition and response over the years and indeed are playing a great role in motivating Young Scientists to take up innovative research.”

Award Categories and Eligibility:
BioAsia Innovation Award recognizes Young Scientist/Students across Asian members of FABA countries pursuing their research in any of the areas of biotechnology/life sciences, and who have created a product of applied value or generated a product of utility for the welfare of human society. Ten among the best proposals received shall be invited to demonstrate their innovations at the conference venue, the best amongst them would be awarded the BioAsia Innovation Award and a cash prize of Rs. 1,00,000/- (one lakh rupees, approximately 2000 USD).

BioAsia Young Minds Award recognizes students of class 10th, 11th & 12th classes who have created a product of applied value or generated a product of utility for the industrial or public utility. Top five innovators will be invited to demonstrate their innovations at the BioAsia 2013 conference venue and the best amongst them will be awarded the BioAsia Young Minds Award and cash prize of Rs. 50,000/- (fifty thousand rupees, approximately 1000 USD).

Rules for Entry
• BioAsia Innovation Award: Only participants below the age of 35 years as on 31st Dec, 2012 is considered eligible for this award.
• BioAsia Young Minds Award: Only students of class 10th, 11th & 12th can participate.
• All research work submitted must be the original work of the participant.
• Each participant should send an Undertaking to effect that the research work sent to the competition is his/her original. The organizers have the right to cancel the award/awards, if found otherwise.
• The organizers of BioAsia reserve the right to use the accepted entries for publications/exhibitions taken up by BioAsia.
• The last date for the receipt of the entries is Dec 20th. Entries received after the due date will not be accepted.

About BioAsia: BioAsia is born with a vision to enhance, enrich and encourage newer innovations, path-breaking discoveries and effective solutions in the biotechnology industry by offering a vibrant global platform for convergence of the key stakeholders - Biotech & Biopharma Companies, research institutions, academia, investors, service providers, policy makers, regulators and analysts. BioAsia is focused in its efforts - to drive the growth of the industry by enabling an effective environment for fostering collaborations, JV’s M&A’s; ensure knowledge and experience sharing by global industry players to benefit all stakeholders; promote innovations and initiatives through appropriate awards and recognitions; play a pivotal role in advocating issues to the policy makers and chartering the road-map of bio-technology. BioAsia is a dynamic platform for companies -to exhibit, launch and showcase their unique strengths, products and services. BioAsia is playing the role of a key catalyst in mobilizing all elements that are required to drive the growth of the emerging industry of Biotechnology as well as optimize the immense business potential of biotech. On a larger level, BioAsia is working to drive a global transformation from the treatment of illness to wellness.

About FABA (Federation of Asian Biotech Associations): The Federation of Asian Biotech Associations [FABA], is a non-profit registered society engaged in various activities related to promoting Biotechnology in Asian countries. FABA, headquartered at Hyderabad made its humble beginning in 2004 and has achieved a significant landmark in creating a common platform for interaction among member countries and discuss the issues of common interest for improving the biotech space including Technology Transfer, resource sharing, business collaborations, Industry-Academia linkage, cross border trade and investments, etc. among its member countries., FABA has a strong network base in 20 Asian countries including China, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, Indonesia, Nepal, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and UAE. Besides, FABA has entered into working understandings with Non-Asian organizations like European Federation of Biotechnology, Biocat (Spain), Maryland India Business Round Table (USA), Bio Industry Park (Italy) and Association of German Biotech companies (Germany), etc.

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