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Asian Biotech Body Gets New Committee

June 4, 2014

A new set of officials was appointed to manage the Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA), which is in charge of organizing BioAsia, an annual biotechnology business forum. During the 11th Annual General Meeting held in Hyderabad, Prof. WL Sumathipala, chairman of National Science Foundation in Sri Lanka, was appointed as President of FABA. Dr. K Vijay Kumar, additional professor, Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences in India, is designated as Secretary General. Other new members of the committee include Prof. KV Raghavan, Scientist Emeritus at Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, and Prof. P Reddanna, Director of the National Institute of Animal Biotechnology.

Headquartered at Hyderabad, FABA has a network base in 20 Asian countries including China, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Israel, Iran, Indonesia, Nepal, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Sri Lanka and UAE.

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