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USA India Chamber of Commerce has created an exclusive BioPharma innovation ecosystem for senior industry executives, academicians, investors and policy makers to Learn, Share, Deliberate and Network. This unique platform creates mutually beneficial opportunities and relationships for the global Healthcare & Life Sciences industry.

   
11th US-India BioPharma & Healthcare Summit, Thursday, May 18, 2017

Participants comments    

Dr. Paul Stoffels, Chief Scientific Officer, Johnson & Johnson 
I would like to thank you for the exceptional successful meeting yesterday in Cambridge. 
Me and my team made a significant number of new contacts. We will start working on all of the follow ups.  I look forward to a continued participation in your organization.

Dr. Elias Zerhouni, President, Global R&D, Sanofi
I really want to do this (participate in the USAIC summit). USAIC initiatives are really very critical for the industry!

Dr. Martin Mackay, Executive Vice President and Head of Global R&D, Alexion Pharmaceuticals 
This is a terrific meeting. It has really been incredible to watch the summit grow and actually thrive now. The meeting is well oversubscribed. We had to turn away over hundred people. Although we call this meeting US India, diseases know no boundaries. It is going to make a global impact on things we work and decide on today at the summit.

Dr. Andrew Plump, Chief Medical & Scientific Officer and Director, Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Thank you for the invitation to participate in yesterday’s BioPharma Summit.  It was a terrific event.  Your spirit and good-nature made it so.  It was a pleasure to be involved and to have met you and many of the other participants.

Prof. K. VijayRaghavan, Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Biotechnology
I had a great time. Congratulations on organizing this very important discussion forum. See you soon and congrats on doing this.

Dr. G.N. Singh, Drug Controller General of India, Central Drug Control Organization 
Thank you for all your kind support in making the deliberations fruitful. I mentioned the outcome to our Health Secretary. He was very happy. With regards and best wishes to your team for their tireless efforts in making this summit successful.

Bahija Jallal, PhD; Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune
Thank you for inviting me to be a part of the US India BioPharma & Healthcare Summit.  I very much enjoyed my role and the engaging panel discussions.  It was also a pleasure to reacquaint with my former colleague Martin Mackay. 
The summit was a great success and I was happy to be a part of it.

Dr. William Chin, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, PhRMA
This summit is a terrific meeting. It is an essential meeting to have a forum that allows all of us from different sectors- government, industry, academia, investors and patient groups to think deeply about how we can really use this ecosystem to do a lot better; How do we create new drugs, devices, diagnostics for our patients in a faster more efficient effective way. 

Hari S Bhartia, Co- Chairman & Managing Director, Jubilant Life Sciences 
For the last five years, I have observed the annual US-India BioPharma & Healthcare Summit play a significant role in forging partnerships between the global BioPharma and Indian companies.  USAIC has been able to involve and engage Global BioPharma R&D leaders and key stakeholders to foster innovation. These interactions have led to innovative business ideas, new partnerships and business.

Dr. Mikael Dolsten, President Worldwide R&D, Pfizer 
Biopharma and biotech companies have a strong interest in the continued growth of India’s innovative drug research industry – to improve public health in India and the world.  Pfizer has a global network of academic alliances and strategic partnerships, including collaborations with several Indian Biopharma companies and CROs, to accelerate our delivery of differentiated medicines.  This summit, organized by the USA-India Chamber of Commerce, by connecting companies with high quality drug designers and developers in India, is valuable to the industry and to patients.

Dr. Michael Rosenblatt, Chief Medical Officer, Flagship Ventures 
I write to congratulate you on a most successful USA-India conference. The presentations and panel discussions were excellent, as was the networking. I look forward to next year’s meeting.

Dr. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
I would like to thank you again for the opportunity to participate in the excellent summit hosted by you. The superb content, delivered through a well-structured and efficiently time managed agenda, offered me much to learn. Congratulations on a stellar event which owes its success to your outstanding leadership.

Raju Kucherlapati, PhD; Paul C. Cabot Professor of Genetics, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School 
Karun:  Congratulations on another wonderful Summit.  I was very pleased to see Vijay Raghavan to be engaged throughout the meeting and he was very articulate.  I thought that all of the panels were outstanding and you brought great people to participate.  The talk by Bob Langer was very enjoyable, entertaining and an excellent example of repeated innovation.  Thank you for asking me to be a part of this great enterprise.

Davinder Brar, Chairman, GVK Biosciences 
The Summit was a resounding success and this one event will add much more to the furtherance of US– India business than many of the delegations which are undertaken for the same purpose.

The quality of scientific talent assembled by you was superb and I still wonder how you manage to pull off such a thing!!! It is rare to see heads of global pharma companies come together for a common cause in such large numbers. Overall the setting was excellent, attendance impressive and the quality of discussions very thought provoking. The party was refreshingly energetic till the late evening. Once again thanks for all your unceasing efforts.

Peter Mueller, PhD; President, The Mueller Health Foundation
Just let me sincerely thank you for all your tireless and outstanding efforts to make this year’s US-India Chamber of Commerce Summit such a stellar success! In my view, it was the best meeting ever ! You truly make and made the difference again and again and again! It’s a true honor for me for being invited by you to help to move the needle.

K.V. SubramaniamChief Executive Officer, Reliance Life Sciences  
The innovation-driven ecosystem fostered by the USA-India Chamber of Commerce has led to meaningful research and technology partnerships between global and Indian companies. I have been involved with this platform for the last few years and it is a great feeling to see it evolve as the Summit of Choice for global research and technology leaders and investors.

Dr. Ralph I Horwitz, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Medicine
Attending the USA-India summit has been an eye opening experience and has stimulated me to think in new ways about the opportunities for working in India.

Vijay Kuchroo, PhD; Principal Investigator, Kuchroo Laboratory, Brigham & Women's Hospital
It was wonderful to see you and the team that you have developed in organizing the summit.  I thought the summit was well attended with a lot of discussions in the summit and on the side-lines. I certainly got to meet a number of people with whom I will be doing some work.  Therefore you should be very proud of yourself; the summit has served the purpose.

Meeta Chatterjee, PhD; Head, Office of Business Strategy and Operations, Merck Research Labs
I want you to know that I enjoyed the USA-India Chamber of Commerce event thoroughly and would like to thank you for the invitation.  The panel discussions were very well organized and the entire event was run seamlessly.  I have marked my calendar for the event next year. Congratulations on an excellent job!

Tsutomu Une, PhD, Senior Advisor, GCA Corporation
Thank you for your warm hospitality during the conference.  I could participate in the conference without any concern because of your hospitality and actually enjoyed very much meeting the people.
Thank you again and look forward to meeting you again.

Dr. Ramesh Deka, former Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Many thanks. It was indeed a big success of your initiative with the US India BioPharma Summit on the collaborative health care.

Dr. Willard Dere, former Senior Vice President & International CMO, Amgen  
Others stated it very clearly yesterday, and I wish to reiterate it by email. Thank you for your tremendous work in fostering closer collaboration and true partnership.  I found the meeting to be energizing, fun, and useful.  I know it takes hundreds/thousands of hours of preparation, and I appreciate your dedication and commitment to a higher cause.

Dr. John Leonard, former Senior Vice President Pharma R&D, AbbVie  
As the pharmaceutical industry continues to globalize, forums such as USAIC’s US-India BioPharma & Healthcare Summit are very valuable to fully realize the Research and Development potential both in India and working with Indian companies. 

Prof. Nirmal K. Ganguly, Chairman JIPMER 
Thank you very much for inviting me to attend the US-India BioPharma & Healthcare Summit 2011. It is one of the best which I have ever attended. Please accept my congratulations.

Dr. Dinesh Patel, Chief of Arthroscopic Surgery, Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital
Once again you made most wonderful meeting.
Wealth of good people but the best was passionate people who believed in cause and your passion.
Thank you for making me part of your journey of globalization-ideas and actions to help the needy thru meeting of minds such as this.

Alpna Seth, PhD; Vice President, Biogen Idec 
Just wanted to say congratulations for organizing and executing an outstanding meeting- in every way- content, participants, speakers, logistics, overall set up. Really a great job done by you and your staff. 

Dr. Ansbert Gadicke, Co Founder & Managing Director, MPM Capital 
Thank you for including me. The event was spectacular, I am deeply impressed by what you have been able to put together!

Viren Mehta, Managing Member, Mehta Partners LLC
You organize a productive format for good people to do good things together.  Thank you for including me.

Prof. David Farb, Professor and Chair of Pharmacology, Boston University School of Medicine
Many thanks for organizing such a fascinating summit meeting. I found the breakfast session and panel discussions thought provoking as they illustrated great opportunities for biomedical science industrialization within India.

Vipin Suri, PhD, Entrepreneur in Residence, Atlas Venture; Head of Biology, Raze Therapeutics
I wanted to congratulate you, your team and your partners on a fantastic summit on Friday.  It was my first time to the summit, and I can't fathom how you managed to get an absolutely stellar group of people together for the meeting, and also to get them to talk openly about challenges and opportunities in healthcare not just in India, but in general.  Very impressive. I met some great folks, and learnt a lot of things to think about.  Thanks for inviting me.

Dr. Debasish Roychowdhury, former Chief Oncology Officer, Sanofi 
Karun –congratulations on a very good conference. You have the magic touch –getting people together and giving them a safe harbor for open discussions. I was also very fortunate to be in the audience to hear Dr. Bhan. What an inspirational speech – I would love to hear it again and again and get the inspiration.

Dr. Ivan Gergel, Sr. Vice President, Drug Development & Chief Medical Officer, Nektar Therapeutics 
I thought that the summit was a great success. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of it.

Joshua Berlin, Executive Director, New Ventures, BioCentury Publications
Karun, congrats on another great event. Good discussions and lots of energy in the room.

Sri Mosur, CEO, Tanroe Inc. 
As Merv Turner, put it, we did entertain the audience as well as educate them on the dynamics of the industry. 
Thank you for the opportunity to participate in such a distinguished forum, I truly enjoyed the very open interactions. I look forward to the next meeting as well as personal interactions during the course of our professional endeavors.

Karun, thanks for pulling together a wonderful show.. it can only get better going forward…

Glenn Kazo, President, Prolong Pharmaceuticals
I want to sincerely thank you for inviting me to US-India BioPharma Summit and specifically for suggesting my participation on the External R&D Strategy Session.  I was very pleased with the high quality of the meeting and the candid discussions among attendees.  This was much more than a US-India conference, it covered the entire gamut of global pharmaceutical issues, opportunities and challenges in a very productive and intense 1 day meeting.  Thank you for inviting me and I look forward to participating in future meetings.   

James Thomas, Co-founder & Partner, Thomas, McNerney & Partners 
Thanks to you and your team for an excellent day and evening yesterday. I found the meeting very helpful and enjoyable. 

Richard Connell, PhD, Vice President, Pfizer 
It was a stimulating event and I think everyone enjoyed the opportunity to discuss and debate new ways to frame and address the key issues of people, productivity, innovation and risk.

Ramesh Kumar, PHD, Chief Executive Officer, Onconova 
I greatly benefited from attending this conference. The program was well organized.

Tom D’Ambra, former Chairman & CEO, AMRI 
Congratulations on another successful USA-India Chamber of Commerce event. I enjoyed seeing you again, and really appreciated the networking opportunities you facilitated. Thank you for involving me and AMRI in the event.

John Reynders, Vice President, Alexion Pharmaceuticals 
Thank you so much for inviting me to the US-India BioPharma Summit - it was a wonderful event! I also very much appreciated being part of the R&D breakfast discussion where I had the opportunity to share my experience in creating the virtual neuroscience team. It was very impressive the many distinguished guests you brought together to the summit.
Suri Venkatachalam, PhD, CEO & Managing Director, Connexios Life Sciences 
Congratulations once again for organizing such a wonderful event. Many thanks for inviting me. I truly enjoyed the event.

Sidhant, Founder & CEO, Jana Care (Start up Company) 
Thanks for inviting me to the conference. It was amazing with great panels and people. I met Amar, Kiran and Dr. Bhan and will follow-up with them. Hopefully, things will work out.

Ira M. Herman, PhD, Professor and Director, Tufts University School of Medicine 
Congratulations on a wonderful day. On every level!! I look forward to our continued workings together...

David Lacey, PhD; former Senior Vice President R&D, Amgen 
I wanted to drop you a short note to thank for such a wonderful meeting. The content and networking opportunity were beyond any expectation that I had going into the experience. Over the past several days I have reviewed the Position Paper and think that it is a tremendous contemporary analysis of the business. 
Finally, I really appreciated the dinner and all of the toasts that were exchanged with dessert. What a collegial group of professionals!

Dr. Mehul Mehta, Chief Strategy Officer, Partners Harvard Medical International 
I want to compliment you on a really terrific & high-caliber meeting. Thank you for inviting me. The level of the discussions was superb and the organization was superb.

Grannum R. Sant, MD, FRCS, FACS; former Vice President, Genzyme 
Outstanding meeting yesterday and congratulations on your organization and execution! All your hard work and planning bore fruit.

Thanks again for extending the invitation to me– I learnt a lot and also had an opportunity to network with the movers and shakers (both US and India). Bill Chin did an excellent job as emcee and all the panel discussions were informative, cutting-edge and relevant.

R.K. Suri, Chief Executive- Biologicals, Panacea Biotec 
At the outset I must thank you for organizing such an eventful meeting of this scale and ensuring presence of who’s who in Boston. Both Sumit Jain and myself are highly appreciative of the personal care taken by you for this mammoth task. High quality meeting indeed! 

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