Biotechnology innovation is an engine of economic growth. Many countries have thus made the development of a biotechnology sector an economic priority and have allocated significant resources into its development. While the established markets remain a vital source of new discoveries and business opportunities, the emerging markets are becoming increasingly attractive as governments implement national strategies for biotechnology growth and development.

This program will highlight and explore the development strategies of the four BRIC nations. The panels in this program are designed to identify and discuss specific initiatives within each country that are driving the pace of biotechnology innovation. Each nation will have a dedicated half-day program.


8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. - Welcome & Keynote Presentation
Rogerio Ribeiro, Vice President, Emerging Markets, GSK
Nikolay Fedorovich Gerasimenko, First Deputy Chairman, Committee on Health, State Duma of the Russian Federation Acad.
Valeriy Alexandrovich Chereshnev, Chairman, Committee on Science & Innovations, State Duma of the Russian Federation

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Pharma2020: Russia's Transformation from Emerging to One of the Fastest Growing Pharmaceutical Markets

Government support and initiatives are critical to creating an ideal environment for a country to grow as a biopharmaceutical hub. Russia is striving to reach the goals set up by the Russian government in its Pharma2020 program. This interactive panel will discuss the first results of Pharma2020. Speakers will cover the following topics: changes in the Russian regulatory system; first results of the federal program's implementation; main factors contributing to the high growth of the Russian pharmaceutical market; how the phenomenon of "reverse innovation" can help maximize pharma opportunities in high growth markets; and WTO's impact on the Russian pharmaceutical market. Major deals concluded between Big Pharma and Russian companies will be highlighted. Session attendees will learn more about existing opportunities available for the international partnerships on the Russian market. Executives from pharmaceutical companies operating in Russia will be present to provide additional ‘expert’ commentary.

Moderator: Wendy Diller, Chief, Biopharma Business Bureau, Elsevier

Sergey Tsyb, Head of the Department, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Russia
Andrey Ivashchenko, Chairman of the Board, ChemRar High Tech Center, Russia
Alexey Repik, Chairman of the Board at R-Pharm, Russia
Alberto Colzi, Vice-president Operations, AbbVie, USA

Experts :                      
Oleg Demidov, Director of the Department, Vnesheconombank   
Rogerio Ribeiro, VP of Emerging Markets, GSK, United Kingdom
Evgeny Kuznetsov, Executive Board Member, RVC
Prof. Konstantin Skryabin,  Director of the Centre "Bioengineering" Russian Academy of Sciences
Petr Radionov, CEO of Geropharm, Russia

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. -  The Role of Biopharm Clusters in the Modernization and Technological Development of the Russian Economy

The panel will examine the role of key elements of the Russian biopharm and med- clusters creation and plans for clusters further development in Russia. The Russian government actively provides state financial support, institutional grants and portfolio investments in venture funds. Number of Government  programs, including  the Ministry of Economic Development initiatives, are targeted to provide clusters participants with the access to the most advanced scientific and educational resources, invest in the clusters infrastructure and to create more favorable conditions for the investments. Private capital and industry work closely to create the instruments of the venture financing, build  product focused R&D and manufacturing with regional and global market access. Academia, educational and applied research institutions provide sources of IP and human capital, serve as a " baseboard” for public-private partnership, coordinate public instruments with private interests and money. The advantages and the most successful examples of  international pharmaceutical companies working in the innovative and most advanced clusters  (BiopharmCluster “Northern”, St Petersburg, Yaroslavl), support provided by the Russian Development institutions (Skolkovo Foundation, Vnesheconombank, Rusnano) will be discussed by key participants during this interactive session. Speakers and experts will be represented by federal and regional government authorities, state development institutions, executives from pharm-, bio- and medical clusters, representatives of the international pharmaceutical companies and research scientists.

Oleg Fomichev, Deputy Minister of  Economic Development, Russia
Igor Agamirzyan, CEO of RVC
Nikolay Savchuk, Director of the Center for Strategic Development, Moscow Intsitute of   Physics and Technology
Ivan Bortnik, Executive Director of the Association of Innovative Regions of Russia
Anna  Protopapas, Executive VP Global Business Development, Takeda, USA

Oleg Korzinov, Executive Director of Biopharm?luster "Northern", Russia
Zakhar Golant, ?hairman of "Medical and pharmaceutical projects. XXI century", NCP, Russia
Marek Dziki, Executive Director of Biomed cluster Skolkovo, Russia
Fabrice Egros, Sr. Executive Director,  Novamedica, Russia
Dmitry Kulish, Executive Vice President, Nanolek, Russia
Sergey Yastrebov, Governor of Yaroslavl region, Russia


Ability Level: All

Session ID: 2014

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Speakers (11)

User Ivan Bortnik Executive Director Association of Innovative Regions of Russia (AIRR)
contact_8907 Alberto Colzi Vice President, Operations Abbott International
contact_7089 Oleg Fomichev Deputy Minister of Economic Development Russian Federation
nfg5 Nikolay Gerasimenko Fist Vice-Chairman of the Committee Russian State DUMA
contact_9891 Andrey Ivaschenko Chairman of the Board ChemRar High Tech Center
contact_2779 Anna Protopapas President Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company
contact_4007 Alexey Repik Chairman R-Pharm
contact_9938 Rogerio Ribeiro Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets and Asia Pacific GlaxoSmithKline plc
contact_4004 Nikolay Savchuk Managing Partner Torrey Pines Investment
contact_4003 Sergey Tsyb Director of Department of Chem and Bioengineering Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade

Moderators (2)

contact_5532 Marina Bozilenko Managing Director, Head of Biotechnology & Pharma William Blair & Co.
contact_6850 Wendy Diller Chief, Biopharma Business Bureau Elsevier Business Intelligence