22nd August 2023
Hotel Courtyard Marriot, Andheri East, Mumbai

Celebrating Success,
and Resetting for the Future

About the Exemplars of Excellence

An exclusive event showcasing achievements and successes in the Indian healthcare, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and life sciences industries.

Join us as we celebrate the great strides made during an unprecedented time, and reflect on brands that rewrote the rule book. These are the Exemplars of Excellence, a platform recognizing and lauding old and new biopharma players who have improved patient outcomes, created value for customers, and addressed long-lasting health inequities.

The event caters to entrants ranging from researchers and marketing strategists to process and formulation engineers, from manufacturing companies to service providers to the biggest names in the Pharmaceutical industry. The event will showcase the accomplishments of these leaders, pioneers, and innovators, who have collectively elevated the bar of excellence.

Jury Panel

Dr Ranjan Chakrabarthi

Former Vice President, Global Biologics United States Pharmacopeia

Dr Ranjan Chakrabarthi

Former Vice President, Global Biologics United States Pharmacopeia

Dr. Ranjan Chakrabarti has over 34 years of experience in Pharmaceutical and Biopharma industries. Dr. Ranjan Chakrabarti is now working as an Independent Consultant and advising Telangana State, NIPER and several Conference organizers. He was the Vice President – Global Biologics at United States Pharmacopeia. During his tenure in USP, he was overseeing scientific outreach activities in South, SE Asia and China. He was also overseeing the Biologics Laboratories in India, US & China. Before joining USP, Dr. Ranjan was leading the Biology Group at Dr. Reddy’s Drug discovery and also served at key management position in GVK Biosciences. He has worked with several National and International companies for discovery and development of both chemical and biological molecules. Before joining to Industry, he worked 7 years in Academics at USA and successfully coordinated research projects in Cancer Cell Biology and Diabetes. He has guided several Ph. D. students. Dr. Ranjan is the Co-Inventor of 32 US Patents; published 62 papers in peer reviewed International Journals and presented 96 lectures in International and National Conferences.

Dr Manoj Kumar Chhikara

Chief Scientific Officer Hester Bioscience Limited - India

Dr Manoj Kumar Chhikara

Chief Scientific Officer Hester Bioscience Limited - India

Dr. Manoj Kumar is a PhD in Veterinary Bacteriology and has worked for over 2 decades in Biotech and Microbiology research with a successful Industry career while working at different leadership positions in Biological E Ltd, Hyderabad, MSD Wellcome Trust Hilleman Labs, New Delhi and Serum Institute of India, Pune.

He is a Vaccine R&D Leader, a Microbiologist and a ONE HEALTH enthusiast with extensive experience in early- to late-stage R&D programs and technology transfers. He has worked on projects spanning academic labs to industry research labs, to development labs and on to manufacturing and quality control settings. He is a proven leader in GLP, GCLP and GMP settings of developing countries for antigen design, process, analytical, formulation, preclinical and clinical development of diverse vaccines and bio-therapeutic products. He is well-versed in scientific, CMC and regulatory requirements in India.

His has contributed to R&D of 27 conjugate vaccine antigens, 6 synthetic vaccine antigens, 8 protein subunit vaccine antigens, 6 viral vaccines, 4 recombinant therapeutic products and 15 diagnostic monoclonal antibodies.

Some of his key achievements are:
20 national & international awards and honors
18 Successful Technology Transfers (R&D to R&D; R&D to QC; R&D to Manufacturing)
Investigator for 6 Pre-clinical toxicity studies
Led 5 Clinical serology projects
5 Successful Grant proposals
18 Patent applications (several already granted in different countries)

Editorial (1),
Peer-Reviewed Research Papers (15),
WHO TRS (1),
WHO reports as contributing scientist (3)
Book Chapters (2),
Popular articles (5),
Published Abstracts (>30),
Press releases (31)

Scientific Leadership:
Participated as member of 13 Advisory Committees,
Presented 29 Invited Presentations/Lectures,
Chaired/Co-Chaired 6 Meetings,
Memberships of 10 scientific societies,
Reviewer for 14 Scientific Journals,
Member of Editorial Board of 4 journals,
Has guided 1 PhD and >20 Master’s Degree students as industry co-guide

Dr. Pradeep Nagalkar

Former Head, Quality Control at Haffkine Bio-Pharma Corpn. Ltd.

Former Head, Quality Control at Haffkine Bio-Pharma Corpn. Ltd.

Dr. Pradeep Nagalkar is Former Head, Quality Control at Haffkine Bio-Pharmaceutical Corp. Ltd. since last 19 years. He is responsible for all Quality Control (Chemical and Biological) related to various Vaccines and Antiseras, Pharmaceutical products like tablets, oral liquids.

Dr. Pradeep Nagalkar has over 34 years’ experience in the biotechnology industry, 22 years of his experience is in vaccine industry.

He has completed his post-graduation from Seth G. S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. He is Ph.D. in Microbiology from University department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Mumbai. He has Extensive knowledge of Protein purification and Biological testing. He has worked previously with National Plasma Fractionation Centre, Parel, Mumbai and Biological E., Hyderabad.

Dr. Pradeep Nagalkar is also deputed for various workshops and attended many conferences, symposiums and delivered many lecturers in national and international conferences, written scientific articles and received many awards

Towards New Growth Paradigms

Being shortlisted for a Exemplars of Excellence is an achievement in itself that offers you the opportunity to showcase your most outstanding achievements and initiatives to the industry. It is also a perfect chance to step ahead to connect with our expert panel of judges and make many valuable contacts with industry stalwarts. And of course, there’s a fantastic trophy of recognition will be awarded to the successful entrants on the night.

Event Highlights

Jury Members Attendees
Value-based Categories

Why attend

Celebrate the successes of the Biopharma fraternity at a gala event
Engage with biopharma innovators, pioneers, and change-makers
Glean insights from thought leaders, industry experts, and senior decision-makers
Exclusive felicitations for those that have demonstrated sustained excellence

With case studies, innovation showcases, and interactive panel discussions, make the most of this exciting opportunity to meet and hear from the movers and shakers in the industry while showcasing your brand.

Who should participate?

Pharmaceutical Company


Medical Device


Service Provider

Drug Manufacturer

Biotech Company


Why Should You Nominate

Showcase Your Industry Dominance: Flaunt Your Accomplishments!
Team Triumph: Celebrating Collective Success!
Making History: Cementing Legacy in the Industry!
Setting Unparalleled Standards: Outshining Industry Peers!
Media Sensation: Extensive Coverage Pre and Post-Event!


Celebrate the successes of the Biopharma fraternity at a gala event
Validating and shortlisting the best-fit nominees for the categories selected
Evaluating and Judging the shortlisted nominees
Announcing the Winners


Who can enter the awards?

All nominations must be currently employed in a pharmaceutical, medical device, diagnostic, or biotech company.

Who determines the winners?

We employ an impartial panel of 5 Juries to conduct research, fast fact-checking, and mediation.

Who can apply?

Pharmaceutical, veterinary, biopharma, or OEM companies – you can also co-apply with your manufacturer or packaging developer if the innovation is collaborative. That way, both companies get recognized for their work!

What is the eligibility?

The product should be in any area of biotechnology. The innovative product must solve or tackle a fundamental problem in all areas of biotechnology.

What are the dates, opening hours, and address of the event?

The event is scheduled for the 25th of August 2022 at Hotel Courtyard Marriott, Andheri East, Mumbai, from 6:00 pm onwards, followed by a cocktail and dinner.

What is the last date of Submission?

The last date to send in your nominations is 12th August 2022


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