Theme: Biotechnology: Meeting the Needs of a Changing World
6th World Congress on Biotechnology at New Delhi, India organized by OMICS International addresses new challenges and emerging researches in the multidisciplinary arena of Biotechnology and Life Sciences. The motto of the Biotechnology World Congress is to bring together the academia and industry in a common international platform to exchange the knowledge, experience and research innovations to build a world Biotechnology community. Biotechnology-2015 provides a golden opportunity to all Scientists, Researchers, Decision makers from Biotech Academic Institution to be a part of it and to share and exchange their scientific ideas for the welfare of the mankind and it encourages Young Researchers, Post-Doctoral Researchers, graduate students and other Professionals to explore their knowledge by planning two workshops: workshop on funding opportunities by Mukesh Verma, USA and Workshop on ProDy : A python-based software tool to analyze structural dynamics by Indira Shrivastava, USA. Hope to see you all at attractive city of New Delhi, India.
1.Pharmaceutical Biotechnology : Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is an increasingly important area of medical science and technology which contributes to design and delivery of new therapeutic drugs, the development of diagnostic agents for medical tests, and the beginnings of gene therapy for correcting the medical symptoms of hereditary diseases.
Growth Rate of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology :The pharmaceutical industry in India is the world's third-largest in terms of volume. According to the Department of Pharmaceuticals of the Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the total turnover of India's pharmaceuticals industry between 2008 and September 2009 was US$21.04 billion. The domestic market was worth US$12.26 billion. The industry has a market share of $14 billion in the United States. According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian pharmaceutical market is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14-17 per cent in between 2012-16.India is now among the top five pharmaceutical emerging markets of the world.
2.Nanobiotechnology: This discipline helps to indicate the merger of biological research with various fields of nanotechnology. Concepts that are enhanced through nanobiology include: nanodevices, nanoparticles, and nanoscale phenomena that occurs within the discipline of nanotechnology. This technical approach to biology allows scientists to imagine and create systems that can be used for biological research.
Growth rate of Nanobiotechnology: The total market for Nano biotechnology products is $19.3 billion in 2010 and is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9% to reach a forecast market size of $29.7 billion by 2015.
3.Plant Biotechnology: Plant biotechnology is a scientific technique that adapts plants for specific purposes by cross-breeding, extending their growing seasons, adjusting height, color and texture and several other mechanisms. Food production, for both quantity and quality, as well as for new plant commodities and products, in developed and developing countries around the globe, cannot rely solely on classical agriculture. So plant biotechnology came into role as green revolution.
4.Marine Biotechnology :Marine biotechnology explores and uses marine bioresources as the target for or origin of technological applications, which are used for the production of products and services. Developments in life science technologies are one of the key drivers of Marine Biotechnology research. Previous advances in molecular biology, genomics and -omics have contributed to Marine Biotechnology developments.
Current growth in the field of marine Biotechnology :Estimates predict an annual growth in the sector of up to 10-12% in the coming years, revealing the huge potential and high expectations for further development of the Marine Biotechnology sector at a global scale.
5.Environmental Biotechnology :Environmental biotechnology is biotechnology that is applied to and used to study the natural environment. Environmental biotechnology could also imply that one try to harness biological process for commercial uses and exploitation. Environmental Biotechnology utilizes the biochemical potential of microorganisms and plants for the preservation and restoration of the environment. It promotes sustainable and efficient use of natural resources like fungi, plants, algae, and bacteria in the industrial processes.
Growth Rate of Environmental Biotechnology :U.S. sales of environmental biotechnology products was valued at $241.2 million in 2012. This is expected to increase at a total compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9%, with 2013 sales of $261.9 million, rising to $382.3 million in 2018.
6.Animal Biotechnology: Animal biotechnology encompasses a broad range of techniques for the genetic improvement of domesticated animal species, although the term is increasingly associated with the more controversial technologies of cloning and genetic engineering.
7.Food Biotechnology :Application of technology to modify genes of animals, plants, and microorganisms to create new species which have desired production, marketing, or nutrition related properties called genetically engineered foods, they are a source of an unresolved controversy over the uncertainty of their long-term effects on humans and food chains.
8.Biotechnology in Health Care: This work offers an introduction to the ways in which biotechnology can play a role in healthcare in combination with pharmacology. It provides a background in molecular biology and overviews techniques such as gene cloning, gene therapy, transgenic animals and clinical therapy examples.
Growth Rate of Biotechnology in Health Care :Today, the Indian biotech sector has attained a critical mass in manufacturing as well as research services and has slowly built a market for biotech products and services estimated at US$ 700 million. This is expected to reach US$ 1 billion by 2005 and further to US$ 5 billion by 2010, along with the creation of more than 1 million jobs5,28.A major chunk of the biotech business has been exports accounting for 56%, while the domestic consumption accounts for 44%. Our consumption of biotechnology products is estimated to increase from Rs 87 billion in 1999 to Rs 94 billion in 2005, while the projected demand for 2010 is around Rs 233 billion. Around 40% of the consumption comprises human and animal healthcare products.
9.Current Scenario of Biotechnology In India :The Biotechnology sector is being hailed as the sunrise sector of India. It has been making steady progress over the last few years and has the potential to emerge as a global leader in the biotech industry. The figures speak for themselves: The Biotech industry garnered 20,441 crore rupees in revenues in the year 2011-12 as compared to the 2,345 crore rupees in 2002-2003. This is also the first time since 2002-03 that the domestic sales have exceeded the export revenues. Surely, this is a good sign for the industry.The Indian Biotech industry can be broadly divided into the following segments:
Biopharmaceuticals: This is the largest segment of the Indian Biotech industry. It comprises of vaccines, diagnostics, regenerative medicine, recombinant products as well as natural product based drugs. India has already established itself in the paediatric vaccine market with 2011 estimates hinting that almost 60% of world vaccines today are supplied by India. This has been possible because of the development of high quality and affordable vaccine preparations. Bioservices: After biopharmaceuticals, this is the next big domain in the Biotechnology industry. Bioservices include, Contract research, pre-clinical and clinical trials, collectively known as CRAMS- Contract Research and Manufacturing Services.
Bio-agriculture: Although Biotechnology can help boost traditional agriculture, insufficient knowledge and pre conceived notions about the same is hampering this development. Currently emphasis is on GM crops, marker assisted technology and using biotechnological tools to study and improve soil quality and fertilizers.
Bioinformatics: This is the smallest contributor to the Indian Biotechnology industry although it has a great potential to grow. The job of bioinformatics is to store, manage and design tools to interpret the wide data generated through experimentation and clinical trials. In addition, it can help in in-silico studies pertaining to drug manufacture.
Biotechnology-2015 is an international platform for presenting research in the arena of Biotechnology and allied fields, exchanging ideas, contributes to the dissemination of knowledge for the benefit of both the academia and business. Biotechnology-2015 provides international platforms for the industries and companies to showcase their product and services interact directly with prospective clients via B2B meetings and to explain their products or services in front of broad researcher groups that helps them in enhancing their market value and enhancing the branding. This is your single and the best opportunity to reach the largest assemblage of participants from around 20 countries. Conduct demonstrations, distribute information, meet with current and potential customers, and make a start with a new product line, at this 3-day event. World-renowned speakers with their ultimate talks on the most recent techniques, tactics, and the avant garde technologies in Biotechnology are the hallmarks of this conference.
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1. Food biotechnology is a process scientists use to enhance the production, nutritional value, safety, and taste of foods. Food Biotechnology can also help to eliminate toxic components, either by genetic engineering or through food processing. Accounting for about 32 per cent of the country’s total food market, the food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The total food production in India is likely to double in the next 10 years with the country’s domestic food market estimated to reach US$ 258 billion by 2015.
2. Plant biotechnology is a scientific technique that adapts plants for specific purposes by cross-breeding, extending their growing seasons, adjusting height, color and texture and several other mechanisms. Food production, for both quantity and quality, as well as for new plant commodities and products, in developed and developing countries around the globe, cannot rely solely on classical agriculture. So plant biotechnology came into role as green revolution.
3. Applied Biotechnology is the science of using and modifying biological materials to develop products and organisms for specific uses. There are many applications of Applied Biotechnology such as Applied Biotechnology for Site Remediation, Applied Biotechnology in Animal Production etc. and there is no doubt that applied biotechnology can bring about improvements in animal growth and production, nutrition, reproduction, health and animal products without causing any harm to the natural resources and the environment.
4. Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is an increasingly important area of medical science and technology which contributes to design and delivery of new therapeutic drugs, the development of diagnostic agents for medical tests, and the beginnings of gene therapy for correcting the medical symptoms of hereditary diseases.The societal implications of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology are similarly widespread, ranging from many ethical issues of identifying and treating various hereditary diseases, to changes in healthcare practices and a significant contribution to national economic development. The pharmaceutical industry in India is the worlds third-largest in terms of volume.According to the Department of Pharmaceuticals of the Indian Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, the total turnover of India's pharmaceuticals industry between 2008 and September 2009 was US$21.04 billion.
5. Given the importance attached to biotechnology as a tool to foster national development, biotech research and development has become a cross-cutting objective in the Indian public sector. Although a particular department i.e. the Department of Biotechnology is entirely devoted to biotechnology, different ministries, departments and councils also allocate funds to biotech-related activities or biotech research. The most prominent probably are the Department of Science and Technology, the Council of Scientific and Industrial research, the Indian Council for Medical Research, the Indian Council of Agriculture Research, the University Grants Commission and the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.
6. Biotechnique refers to the augment technique for parts of the body. The concept of the Biotechnique has been practiced in all over the world for more than 30 years as known in the names of Microimplant Injection technique or Macroplastic Injection Technique.
7. Biomedical engineering, or bioengineering, is the application of engineering principles to the fields of biology and health care. Prominent biomedical engineering applications include the development of biocompatible prostheses, various diagnostic and therapeutic medical devices ranging from clinical equipment to micro-implants, common imaging equipment such as MRIs and EEGs, regenerative tissue growth, pharmaceutical drugs and therapeutic biological In future, the demands will be more because of increased public awareness of biomedical engineering advances and their benefits and simultaneously an aging population is likely to need more medical care.
8. The bio-pharma companies accounts for the largest share of the biotech industry with a share of 64% in total revenues in 2013, followed by bio-services (18%), bio-agri (14%), bio-industrial (3%) and bio-informatics (1%). Revenue from bio-pharma exports reached USD 2.2 Billion in 2013, accounting for 51% of total revenues of the biotech industry. Topmost Pharma Companies of India are- Aurobindo Pharma Ltd, Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Bharat Immunologicals & Biologicals Corpn Ltd, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited, Piramal Life Sciences Ltd, Unichem Laboratories Ltd etc
9. Although Biotechnology has many useful applications in our daily life but there are some negative sides also. Biotechnology has environmental and health risks which have stopped some of the innovative research works in the field of Biotechnology. More effort is needed to overcome these critical issues in biotechnology by developing truly effective regulatory protocols, basic research programmes in life sciences, new multidisciplinary training and research efforts, and International efforts.
10. Marine biotechnology explores and uses marine bioresources as the target for or origin of technological applications, which are used for the production of products and services. Developments in life science technologies are one of the key drivers of Marine Biotechnology research. Previous advances in molecular biology, genomics and -omics have contributed to Marine Biotechnology developments. Estimates predict an annual growth in the marine Biotechnology sector of up to 10-12% in the coming years, revealing the huge potential and high expectations for further development of the Marine Biotechnology sector at a global scale.
11. Molecular biotechnology is the use of laboratory techniques to study and modify nucleic acids and proteins for applications in areas such as human and animal health, agriculture, and the environment. Molecular biotechnology results from the convergence of many areas of research, such as molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry, immunology, genetics, and cell biology. Molecular biotechnology has applications in plant and animal agriculture, aquaculture, chemical and textile manufacturing, forestry, and food processing.
12. Microbial biotechnology is defined as any technological application that usesmicrobiological systems, microbial organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modifyproducts or processes for specific use. Today microbial biotechnology is a major participant in global industry, especially in the pharmaceutical, food and chemical industries.
13. Any of the sciences that deal with living organisms is Bioscience. Bioscience technology is a growing and dynamic field that applies life processes to practical uses, such as the manufacturing of medical devices and the development of new bioscience procedures. From pharmaceutical drugs to pacemakers, genetically engineered plants to gene therapy, bioscience technology is at work all around us.
14. Forensic biotechnology is the application of biotechnology to the legal system. Typically, forensic biotechnology is associated with DNA fingerprinting. A less well-known application of forensic biotechnology is its use to identify and monitor non-human organisms, such as endangered species, through DNA fingerprinting.
15. Fermentation biotechnology concerns the use of micro-organisms such as bacteria or yeasts, or cellular components such as enzymes, to alter living or non-living materials for the production of knowledge, goods and services. Fermentation biotechnology is a very important discipline in modern society and is used in many industries for the production of various foodstuffs and alcoholic beverages, baker’s yeast, biofuels, organic acids, enzymes, vitamins, antibiotics, vaccines, monoclonal antibodies, steroids, hormones and fine chemicals.
16. We are using many of the Biotech products in our daily life. Biotech Products has been divided into seven subcategories- Antibiotics, Fermented beverages, Biopharmaceuticals, Fermented foods, Recombinant proteins, Regulators of biotech products, Therapeutic antibodies, Fermented foods.
17. The biotechnology industry is one of the fastest growing knowledge-based industries in India. It also has the potential to play a pivotal role in the rapid economic development of the country. Due to numerous advantages that the country has such as skills, knowledge, research and development (R&D) facilities and cost effectiveness. The Indian biotechnology industry grew by 15.1% in 2012–13, increasing the market’s revenues from USD 3.31 Billion in 2011-12 to USD 3.81 Billion in 2012–13. The Indian biotech industry will grow at an average growth rate of around 30% a year and reach USD 100 Billion by 2025.Some of the leading Biotech Industry in India are- Indian Immunologicals Limited, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited, Krebs Biochemicals and Industries Limited etc.
18. The Indian biotechnology has attracted a large number of global Biotech companies as this sector has a high potential to grow and biotech products are in huge demand.Some of the top Biotech companies of India are- Biocon,Panacea Biotec, Novo Nordisk, Bharat Biotech, Shanta Biotechnics etc.
- Biotechnology in Agriculture
- Biotechnology in Health Care
- Food and Bioprocess Technology
- Cancer and Genomics Research
- Genetic Engineering and rDNA Technology
- Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular biology
- Microbiology and Microbial World
- Animal Biotechnology and Cell Culture
- Bioinformatics and Biosensor
- Environmental Biotechnology and sustainable development
- Aquaculture and Marine Biotechnology
- Current Scenario of Biotechnology
- Tissue science and engineering
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