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Midwest Biotech: Watch India, the Next Biotech Frontier

CHICAGO While I have been fascinated with India for years, I have to admit that Ive never been there.

My interest in India started during a marketing internship at Lever Bros. (now Unilever) in New York City during one college semester. A colleague there befriended me. He was a young, Indian man with a doctorate and other degrees from ......

Full article >>> my travel hopes were renewed when a possible consulting job to visit the hot biotech center of Bangalore came up. Unfortunately, it was dashed at the last minute.

More recently, as I sat through a presentation at IBIOMarketplace a few weeks ago from an Indian company based in Chicago called ......

Full article >>> the country (courtesy of the CIA):

1. India has 1.3 million square miles of land mass versus 3.6 million square miles in the U.S. (slightly more than one-third the size of the U.S.).

2. The Indian population is more than 1 billion (1,049,700,118), which is second only to China and compares to about 280 million people in the U.S.

3. Life expectancy is just under than 6......

Full article >>> ion is urban. There are more than 299 cities with populations of more than 100,000 people and about 24 cities with populations in excess of 1 million. Mumbai (Bombay) ranked seventh in the world with 12.6 million. Calcutta (in West Bengal) ranked eighth with 11 million. Madras has more than 5.4 million people. New Delhi has 6,352 people per square mile.

19. The Indian middle class is gro......

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The leading biotech companies in India are not just Indian and not just biotech companies. Lets take a look at the top 20 companies as ranked by revenues by the Indian biotech magazine BioSpectrum.

Surprisingly, if you look at senior management at these companies, there are a number of women CEOs (sound like the Midwest?). Although the ......

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