PM Modi inaugurated Biotech Startup Expo 2022
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Biotech Startup Expo – 2022 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi on 9 June.
The Biotech Startup Expo – 2022 is a two-day event being held on June 9 and 10.
The organiser of the expo is the Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC).
This expo is being organised to commemorate the ten years of the establishment of BIRAC.
The theme of the Expo - ‘Biotech Startup Innovations: Towards AatmaNirbhar Bharat’.
The expo will act as a platform to connect entrepreneurs, investors, industry leaders, scientists, researchers, bio-incubators, manufacturers, regulators, government officials, etc.
Around 300 stalls will be set up at the expo, showcasing the applications of biotechnology in various sectors such as healthcare, genomics, biopharma, agriculture, industrial biotechnology, waste-to-value, clean energy.
The event will also witness the launch of an e-portal of 750 biotech products.
About Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC)
It was set up by the Department of Biotechnology on 20th March, 2012.
It is an industry-academia interface agency to strengthen and empower the emerging biotech enterprise.
It conducts strategic research and innovation while addressing nationally relevant product development needs.
DBT and BIRAC have been at the forefront of India's fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by intervening in the development of indigenous vaccines etc.
India ranks among the top 12 biotechnology destinations in the world and third in the Asia-Pacific.
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