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WITH NEW ATTRACTIONS:Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on Biotechnology and BIOCON India, at a press conference in Bangalore on Tuesday.
WITH NEW ATTRACTIONS:Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson, Karnataka Vision Group on Biotechnology and BIOCON India, at a press conference in Bangalore on Tuesday.

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It has been renamed Bangalore India Bio

Bangalore: The 10th edition of Bangalore Bio, which has been rechristened Bangalore India Bio, will be held here from June 2 to June 4. The event is being jointly organised by the Sate Department of IT, Biotechnology and Science and Technology and the Vision Group on Biotechnology, which is chaired by Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairperson of Biocon.

Principal Secretary, Department of IT, BT and S&T, Ashok Kumar C. Manoli, has said that this edition will be attractive to investors because it will overlap the Global Investors Meet, which is being held from June 3 to June 4. “The two events will complement each other,” he remarked at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Ms. Mazumdar-Shaw said the event has attracted participants from the academic field, industry, several State Governments and research institutions from several countries.

She said that a “new attraction” would be the “bio quiz” for undergraduate students. The event would act as “a platform for job creation” in the industry because participants from industry and the academic field could interact with students who are looking for jobs.

Bangalore India Bio would discuss the concept of “biotech finishing schools” which would make aspiring students “industry-ready.”

Ms. Shaw said this edition would focus on biotechnology in the field of agriculture. “We will have a dedicated platform for this segment of the industry,” she said. She said the industry hopes “to emulate the success of Bt cotton in other crops”.

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