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LifeScience and Healthcare Informatics talk and panel discussion – 21 May

Computer Society of India – Pune Chapter presents:

What: Use of Informatics in LifeSciences and Healthcare; Talk by Abhi Gholap, President and CEO, Optra Systems; Panel discussion with participants from UoP, Jubilant BioSys, TCS, etc.

When: Wednesday, May 21st, 2008, 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: Damle Hall, behind Indsearch, off Law College Road
Entry: Free for CSI Members, Rs. 100 for others

Talk by Abhi Gholap, President and CEO, Optra Systems

Life science and healthcare industry is witnessing innovations and advancements in instrumentation in recent years. This has resulted into increase in the amount of image data overtime. More than 67% of life science & healthcare data is in the form of Images. Image acquisition, Image analysis, Image management, Regulatory compliances, Image collaboration are some of its dimensions, which need verticalization for Genomics, Proteomics, Pharmacogenomics, Toxicology, Preclinical and Clinical Trials and Patient care. With over half a million bio researchers and 6-7 years long drug discovery and development lifecycle, total available Imaging tool and informatics market is estimated to be at $5 bn with 11.9% annual growth rate.

About the Speaker

Abhijeet, a seasoned technopreneur, has over 14 years of experience in BioMedical and Life Science Imaging software industry. He started his career with Imaging Group at TCS. Later he worked for leading Imaging companies like CedarTech, Siemens Medical Systems and ByzanTech solutions in United States . In 2002, he founded a digital pathology product company in Silicon Valley , California . After successful exit in 2006, he founded Optra Systems, a solutions and services company with complete focus on Life Science and Healthcare informatics.

Abhi earned his M.Tech. with specialization in BioMedical Imaging from IIT Mumbai , India . Abhi is known as thought leader in Optical Imaging software applications while actively working as member of many institutions. He was recently felicitated by Rotary Club as recipient of “Vocational Excellence Award” towards his research in BioMedical Imaging. He is an active member of Pune Vyaspeeth and other social forums. He is credited with several research publications in addition to 11 patents.

Panel Discussion

Dr. Deepti Deobagkar, University of Pune

Dr. Prashant Naik, Head Informatics, Jubilant Biosys, Bangalore

Vishal Katariya, LLM(US), LLM ( UK ), IPR Management

Dr. Raj Srinivasan, Head, Biosciences, TCS

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