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  • More than 9,500 visitors: analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo 2018 and PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo smashes all the records

    Published on January 10, 2019

    By Sachin Murdeshwar

    Hyderabad :With 9,641 visitors and 261exhibitors, analytica Anacon India, India Lab Expo and PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo has chalked up the best-ever result in its decade-old history and surpassed all expectations. The number of visitors rose by 25% over the previous edition in Hyderabad. Jointly held with PHARMA Pro&Pack Expo for the second year, the synergies between the trade fairs has resulted to setting of new records.

    Visitors from pharmaceuticals, chemicals, food processing, research and development among other segments explored the latest innovations from the laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology, diagnostics, pharma packaging and processing. Almost all top companies within and around Hyderabad attended in large numbers and delegation trips were arranged by Messe Muenchen India for several companies.

    “The most important innovation platform for the industry”

    In view of the new record figures, Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India, stated: “We are pleased with the positive results and with the positive feedback from our exhibitors on the quality of attendees. Large delegations from Hetero, Aurobindo, Karnataka Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association, Indian Drugs Manufacturers Association among others attended. Huge participation at the networking forums has reinstated our position as the most important innovation platform for the industry.”

    “Preparing for the future of research and instrumentation”

    Gautam Rajan, President, Indian Analytical Instruments Association on Anacon India conference said: “We organized the conference to cover advancements in analytical solutions for life sciences. This is a very relevant topic today, because the future of research and instrumentation lies in this industry. There are many changes taking place and this conference addressed these changes and how the industry will cope with such changes.”

    “Good footfall – we look forward to come back next year”

    One of the exhibitor representing Siemens Limited, Ajay Bhosle, Chief Manager – Healthcare& Pharmaceuticals said: We participated for the first time at analytica Anacon India andIndia Lab Expo where the footfall has been good and as per our expectations. We look forward to taking part in the next edition of the trade fairs.”

    “Fifth time participation and many more to come”

    Keith Hulme, Director at Starna Scientific Limited said: “We have been participating at the show for the last four years. We connected with many customers who are interested in our range of products. We have been successful in developing our business these last four years and will continue to participate at the trade fairs to grow our business further.”

    Excellent response at the supporting programs

    The analytica Anacon conference which took place on the opening day focused on Advances in and Analytical Solutions for Life Science Research, where industry stalwarts shared deep comprehensions about the state-of-the-art development in the analytical industry.The esteemed speakers deliberated upon topics including Evolution of Life Sciences, role of advanced analytics, new methods for BioMolecular imaging, advanced analytics for biosimilar development: addressing safety and efficiency concerns and many others.

    The Smart Lab Summit, which took place on the second day of the eventfocused on the theme ‘Building your lab for tomorrow’ where prominent speakers from Aurobindo Pharma, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, Lupin Limited, Reliance Life Sciences, Wockhardt and othersdeliberated on the need to move towards the smart laboratories, the need for investing smartly in Labs, transforming Laboratories through Big Data, and understanding the future of workforce in Smart Laboratories.

    Business matchmaking at the Buyer-Seller Forum

    Buyer-Seller Forum proved to be another important networking platform where 912 face-to-face meetings took place in three days, an increase of 7% from past edition. The discussions between participating buyers and exhibitors were fruitful. Delighted with the good response,Dr. Atul Kolte, Group Leader at Hetero Healthcare Limited shared: “This is indeed a great platform for the industry where we receiveduseful information about various technologies and instruments on a single platform. I would like to thank to the organizers who have done a great job with these trade fairs, as well as for conceptualizing the buyer-seller forum.”