Dr. Manish Diwan

As Head – Strategic Partnerships & Entrepreneurship Development at BIRAC is excited to nurture and empower the Biotech Innovation Ecosystem in India. At national level facilitatesdrivers for enabling and supporting startups, capacity building through bioincubators, creating investment opportunities through Angel & VC funding, co-funding, and scaling for global integration through a strategic network of national and international partnerships. Biotech BIRAC’s mandate to promote translation of innovative ideas to PoC, validation to commercialization innovative affordable products and technologies to address unmet needs.

He has about 25 years of global Industry & Academia R&D experience in Pharma/ Biotech sector from discovery research to product development,Leadership, Project Management and Administration.Contributed to several Clinical Drug Candidates for global drug development at Daiichi Sankyo (India), Daiichi Sankyo (Japan), Ranbaxy, Dabur and University of Alberta (Canada). Developed certain technologies that were transferred from academia during doctoral (ICGEB, NII) and post-doctoral studies (KAIST South Korea; University of Alberta) to industry. Trained in Pharmaceutics, Molecular Pharmacology, Immunology with hands-on in FIC and BIC Drug Discovery, Translational Preclinical Research and Early Clinical Development in therapeutic areas of Chronic Inflammation, Oncology, Infectious diseases, Autoimmune disorders and drug delivery. He serves on several national level committees and advisory boards, national and international forums.