(The Gist of PIB) Global Bio-India 2021

(THE GIST OF PIB) Global Bio-India 2021


Global Bio-India 2021

  • Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC) are organizing Global Bio-India 2021.
  • It is a mega international congregation of biotechnology stakeholders, including international bodies, regulatory bodies, Central and State Ministries, SMEs, large industries, bioclusters, research institutes, investors, and the startup ecosystem.

Key Highlights:

  • The event has representatives from 50 plus countries with Switzerland as the key partner and Karnataka as the state partner.
  • Three-day Global Bio-India 2021 was inaugurated Monday by Harsh Vardhan, the minister of Science and Technology, and Health and Family Welfare.
  • It is the largest Bio event and would showcase opportunities in Indian Biotechnology sector to the world.
  • Multiple products by the private sector like Tech- Ola were launched.
  • Tech-Ola is a single window e- marketplace app, which would bring together all public and private sector laboratories, fabrication and prototyping centres.
  • Indian capability in Vaccine Production was applauded by WHO delegates.
  • India has shown the capacity to be a global-scale manufacturer and also an innovator when it comes to coronavirus vaccines.
  • As many as 30 vaccines are at different stages of development in India.
  • Vaccines already in use are Covaxin, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech.
  • Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and being manufactured at Serum Institute of India.



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