Theme: “Biotechnology-emerging trends for a Sustainable Future”

Biotechnology Congress-2015

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Biotechnology Congress-2015

OMICS International invites the contributors across the globe to participate in the premier “9th Biotechnology Congress” (Biotechnology Congress-2015), to discuss the theme: "Biotechnology-emerging trends for a Sustainable Future". The conference will be held at Orlando, Florida, USA during August 31- September 02.

OMICS International  continues the tradition of conference series providing the resources to help scientific community through its 400 leading Open Access peer reviewed Journals supported by 40,000 prominent editorial board and more than  0.5 million readers worldwide. OMICS International Conferences is pleased to host around 400 international conferences around the globe by providing a tremendous range of initiatives and  programs in Life science, Agricultural, Food processing, Medical, Biotechnology, pharmaceutical, Nano biotechnology, Science and Engineering. OMICS is a pioneer in organizing different captivating events such as bacterial biotechnology conferences, medical biotechnology conferences, nursing conferences, food ecology conferences etc. OMICS Scientific event provide a common podium where industry conflicts academia to discuss the recent achievements.

The main aim of this World Congress on Biotechnology BioAmerica-2015 is to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to shuffle and share their experiences at this world biotechnology congress 2016. It also furnish the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and instructors to present and confer the most recent advances, innovations, trends, concerns practical challenges encountered and the solutions affiliated in the field of Biotechnology. Omics conference series provides the perfect climate for Biotechnology innovation owing to its unique high concentration of world-class researcher’s participation.

Track 1: Biotechnology in Agriculture

Farmers have always tried to increase their yield by manipulating the genetic makeup of plants. Agricultural biotechnology is the field of science used to increase the multiplication of micro-organisms, micro propagation of plants, produce genetically engineered plants that improve the efficiency of plant production, production of diagnostic tools to identify diseases and contaminants in plants and for the measurement and conservation of genetic resources. GM crops are created for human consumption using molecular biology techniques to get desired traits such as pest resistance, herbicide resistance, improved sweetness and delayed ripening. Plant hormones help to produce new plants from cuttings, as selective weedicides, speed up or slow down the growth of plants and to produce fruits without seeds. Use of horticulture helps in increasing the nutrition and resistance in plants. Drought stress can be minimized by production of most appropriate plant genotypes, seed priming, plant growth regulators and some other strategies.

Track 2: Biotechnology in Health Care

Biotechnology in healthcare is being used in combination with medical devices and surgical methods. It has a major influence on the provision of safe and effective vaccines against infectious bacterial diseases, viral diseases and also provides safe recombinant alternatives to proteins derived from human blood or tissue. Healthcare biotechnology also refers to clinical trials and clinical data management. Medical biotechnology is applicable for antibody production, development of diagnostic kits, production of novel drugs, hormones, enzymes and vitamins.  Biomedical imaging has continued to evolve across a wide spectrum of applications from diagnostics to personalized therapy to mechanistic understanding of biological processes.

Track 3: Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular biology and Microbiology

Biochemistry is the field that explains the processes of life and how chemical interactions support life. Information and techniques from cell biology are useful to genetically modify crops to produce novel traits, to clone animals and plants, to produce pure medicines and in time organs for people who need transplants.  Hormones are chemical signals that tell a cell to respond to a change in conditions. The process by which a cell recognizes changes in its environment and transforms that signal into modifications in cellular activity and gene expression is signal transduction. Medical Biotechnology conferences provide a deep knowledge and understanding of the nature of pathogens, it has also been applied in several immunological innovations in the field of medical science. Epidemiological studies help show the road to healthier life, point out harmful ways of living and help to abolish the clinical picture. Food Microbiology emphasizes on the current research on microbes that have both beneficial and harmful effects on the safety and quality of foods, and are thus a concern of public health. Bacterial Biotechnology Conferences are conducted to discuss the current studies every year.

Track 4: Food and Bioprocess Technology

The study of Food Technology with Bioprocessing focusses on food engineering and the impact of the chemistry and microbiology of food materials on the manufacture of safe and high-quality end products. The safety of genetically engineered foods still remains unanswerable. Fermented foods contain probiotics, digestive enzymes and health boosting nutrients. So the production of fermented foods in large scale is very essential. Food processing is the treatment of food substances by changing their properties to preserve it, improve its quality or make it functionally more useful. Nanotechnologies allow for the possibility to control and modify material and systems at the nanoscale level to obtain significantly altered characteristics from those present at larger scale.

Track 5: Cancer Biology

Cancer systems biology approaches to cancer research, in order to study the disease as a complex adaptive system with emerging properties at multiple biological scales Cancer systems biology therefore adopts a holistic view of cancer aimed at integrating its many biological scales, including genetics, cell culture, epigenetics, cellular behavior, RNA technologies, (pre) clinical manifestations and epidemiology. Cancer systems biology merges traditional basic and clinical cancer research with exact sciences, such as cell therapy, engineering, physics and molecular imaging, to generate computational algorithms and quantitative models. It regulates the cancer and vaccine treatments.

Track 6: Biotech Therapies

Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can differentiate into specialized cells and can divide (through mitosis) to produce more stem cells. Biotechnology has been used in medicine for centuries. Improving human health has always driven the development of new biotechnologies. Recent advances in understanding disease genetics and stem cell biology may provide new ways to diagnose or treat disease. Stem cells have shown potential for treating diseases of the brain, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. Bone marrow transplants are the first example of a successful stem cell therapy and have been used to treat people with life threatening blood diseases. Disease Genetic screening of sperm, eggs or embryos can help to identify genes that increase risk of developing some diseases.

Track 7: Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy

Environmental Biotechnology and bioenergy is a renewable energy and it is the multidisciplinary integration of sciences and engineering in order to utilize the huge biochemical potential of microorganisms, plants and parts thereof for the restoration and preservation of the environment and for the sustainable resources. Environmental biotechnology is defined as the development, use and regulation of biological system e.g. cells, cell compartments, enzymes, for remediation of contaminated environments (land, air, water and sediments), and for environment-friendly processes. Primary role of environmental and bio energy events is to develop better approaches for sustainable development and for understanding processes in the natural environment. The driving force of biotechnology is abilities of microorganism utilizations of various carbon source as natural occurring as pollutants.

Track 8: Analytical and Bio analytical Methodology

Bio analytical method is of paramount importance during the process of drug discovery and development, culminating in a marketing approval. It is essential to employ well-characterized and fully validated bio analytical methods to yield reliable results that can be satisfactorily interpreted. It is recognized that bio analytical methods and techniques are constantly undergoing changes and improvements, and in many instances, they are at the cutting edge of the technology. Some of the tests related to the Bio analytical methodology are Immunoassay techniques, Diagnostic assay techniques and Drug and metabolite assays. OMICS is proficient in organizing events on analytical techniques in biotechnology.

Track 9: Immune system

Immunology is the branch of biomedical science that deals with the response of an organism to antigenic challenge and its recognition of what is self and what is not. It deals with the defense mechanisms including all physical, chemical and biological properties of the organism that help it to combat its susceptibility to foreign organisms, material, etc. Immunology deals with physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and disease as well as malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders like allergies, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection and autoimmune disorders. Immunology deals with physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. Immunology has a vast array of uses in several disciplines of science and medical science. It deals with the following Developmental Immunology, Transplantation Immunology and Autoimmunity and Immunodeficiency.

Track 10: Genetic Engineering and rDNA Technology

Recombinant DNA technology, joining together of DNA molecules from two different species that are inserted into a host organism to produce new genetic combinations that are of value to science, medicine, agriculture, and industry. Recombinant DNA molecules are sometimes called chimeric DNA, because they are usually made of material from two different species, like the mythical chimera. R-DNA technology uses palindromic sequences and leads to the production of sticky and blunt ends. Green Biotechnology symposiums discuss the use of genetically altered plants or animals to produce more environmentally-friendly farming solutions as an alternative to traditional agriculture, horticulture, and animal breeding processes Genetic engineering techniques have been applied in numerous fields including research, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, Human genetic engineering and genome research and medicine.

Track 11: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Tissue engineering evolved from the field of biomaterials applications development and refers to the practice of combining scaffolds, cells, and biologically active molecules into functional tissues with modeling techniques. The goal of tissue engineering is to assemble functional constructs that restore, maintain, or improve damaged tissues or whole organs. Regenerative medicine is a broad field that includes tissue engineering but also incorporates research on self-healing – where the body uses its own systems, sometimes with help foreign biological material to recreate cells and rebuild tissues and organs.  The terms “tissue engineering” and “regenerative medicine” have become largely interchangeable, as the field hopes to focus on cures instead of treatments for complex, often chronic, diseases.

Track 12: Genetics

Genetics is the study of genes heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms which relates to the distributions and changes of allele frequency in a population, as the population is subject to the four main evolutionary processes: natural selection, mutation and gene which flow specialty of medicine that involves the diagnosis and management of hereditary disorders. Medical genetics differs from human genetics in that human genetics is a field of scientific research that may or may not apply to medicine, but medical genetics refers to the application of genetics to medical care in which scientific field concerned with the development and application of statistical methods.

Track 13: Nanobiotechnology and Application

Nano biotechnology is a new frontier for biology with important applications in medicine. It bridges areas in physics, chemistry, and biology and is a testament to the new areas of interdisciplinary science Nanotechnology is also being applied to or developed for application to a variety of industrial and purification processes. Purification and environmental cleanup applications include the desalination of water, water filtration, wastewater treatment, groundwater treatment, and other Nano remediation. It mainly deals with the Silicon nanobiotechnology, organic and inorganic particles as well as diagnostic research.

Track 14: Bioinformatics, Biosensors and Omics Studies

Bioinformatics is the application of computer technology to the management of biological information. Computers are used to gather, store, analyze and integrate biological and genetic information which can then be applied to gene-based drug discovery and development. The need for Bioinformatics capabilities has been precipitated by the explosion of publicly available genomic information resulting from the Human Genome Project. Which deals with data mining, biological database development Whereas A biosensor is an analytical device which converts a biological response into an electrical signal. Biosensor is often used to cover sensor devices used in order to determine the concentration of substances and other parameters of biological interest even where they do not utilize a biological system directly. It deals with the metabolomics and toxic informatics.

Track 15: Bioethics and IPR

Bioethics is helpful in addressing the social and ethical concerns associated with Biomedical, Behavioral and Biotechnological Studies. Recent developments in the life sciences – genetic engineering, cloning, and manipulation of cell lines, exploitation of genetic resources – have sparked vigorous debate about the ethical dimension of these new technologies. The ethical dimension of the life sciences touches many issues and policy communities, but one widely debated aspect is the ethical implications of protecting biotechnological inventions through the intellectual property

9th Biotechnology Congress

August 31st – September 2nd at Orlando, USA

Bio America 2015 aims to shed focus on the translational nature of biotechnological research, with emphasis on both the basic science as well as its applications in industry and academia. Latest researches, agricultural biotechnology, business models, pharmaceutical biotechnology, medical biotechnology, cancer biology, immunology, genetics, protein engineering, plant and environmental technologies, transgenic plant and crops, bioremediation, and microbial diversity research will be the subjects of discussion.

Importance and scope:

In the past, biotechnology concentrated on the production of food and medicine. It also tried to solve environmental problems. In the nineteenth century, industries linked to the fermentation technology had grown tremendously because of the high demand for various chemicals such as ethanol, butanol, glycerine, acetone, etc. The advancement in fermentation process by its interaction with chemical

Engineering has given rise to a new area—the bioprocess technology. Large-scale production of proteins and enzymes can be carried out by applying bioprocess technology in fermentation. Applying the principles of biology, chemistry, and engineering sciences, processes are developed to create large quantities of chemicals, antibiotics, proteins, and enzymes in an economical manner. Bioprocess technology includes media and buffer preparation, upstream processing and downstream Processing. This has led to the division of biotechnology into different areas such as agricultural biotechnology, medical or pharmaceutical biotechnology, industrial biotechnology, and environmental biotechnology.

Why Florida?

United States is the leading global biotechnology player, with more than 60 billion U.S. dollars of revenue and the industry’s total market value approximately 360 billion U.S. dollars. More than 100 thousand people are employed by the U.S. biotechnology sector. The leading regions for the global biotechnology drug delivery industries are the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.  About 600 companies and 170 thousand employees in these nations develop around 90 billion U.S. dollars of biotechnology revenue.

Florida is home to more than 260 biotech companies and world renowned R&D institutes specializing in therapeutics, diagnostics, industrial/agriculture biotech and other areas. Florida has the science, talent, and support structure biotechnologists need to succeed. Florida’s 220+ pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing companies specialize in the development and manufacture of novel treatments, generics, nutraceuticals and OTC drugs. They employ nearly 4,500 researchers, engineers, technicians and workers. Florida has one of the most sophisticated health care systems in the country. The hospitals in Florida and 726,000+ healthcare workers engage in a broad range of research and clinical trials, with strength in Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more.

Target Audience:

Target Audience for Biotechnology congress will be personnel from both industrial and academic fields which include; Directors/Managers, Head of Departmental, Presidents/Vice Presidents, CEO, Professors, Associate and Assistant professors, Research Scholars and students from the related fields.

Conference Highlights:

  • Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Health Care
  • Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular biology and Microbiology
  • Food and Bioprocess Technology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Biotech Therapies
  • Environmental Biotechnology and Bioenergy
  • Analytical and Bio analytical Methodology
  • Genetic Engineering and rDNA Technology
  • Immunology
  • Genetics
  • Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
  • Nano biotechnology and Application
  • Bioinformatics, Biosensors and Omics Studies
  • Bioethics and IPR
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship in Biotechnology

Major Biotechnology Associations around the Globe:

  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society of Gene Therapy
  • European Federation of Biotechnology
  • American Genetic Association
  • Biotechnology and Biological Research Council (UK)
  • European Association of Pharma Biotechnology

Market Analysis of Biotechnology:

Globally, around 160 billion U.S. dollars were spent on biopharmaceuticals in 2011. This calculation is expected to outreach 200 billion U.S. dollars by 2016. Of the top five biotech companies globally, four are from the United States. Amgen, from Thousand Oaks, California, is the world’s largest tissue culture company makes almost 19 billion U.S. dollars of revenue, and some five billion U.S. dollars of profit.

Biotechnology products represented 21% of the total $714bn global market for prescription drugs in 2012, equating to $150bn of sales.  The size of the prescription drugs market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.8% to reach $895bn in 2018, and the biotechnology industry’s share of this is expected to grow to 25%, equivalent to $224bn.  This represents a CAGR of 6.9% for the biotech market, higher than the growth of aggregate pharmaceutical industry because biotechnology products have a less aggressive rate of sales erosion from generic drugs

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